Martha Graham Cracker, whose alter-ego Dito Van Reigersberg was nominated for General Fabulousness in last year’s Philebrity Awards, obviously has the fabulousness thing locked down. When Martha no longer has locked down, however, is the gig of reading Dr. Suess to a bunch of schoolkids.
According to Huffington Post, after receiving an invitation to read to kids in an after-school program in New Jersey as part of National Read Across America Day, Martha Graham Cracker’s invitation was revoked because “
they just couldn’t handle how fabulous she was [her act is] inappropriate.” Mark Simmons, a supervisor at Haddonfield Child Care in Haddonfield, N.J. and the man who invited Martha Graham Cracker to read and maybe sing some kid-friendly songs, was told by officials of the after-school program that his choice was inappropriate. He wrote back to the officials, saying “I’m in a bit of a quandary here…I’m being told by some of my superiors in this organization that this guest choice is inappropriate. I cannot, however, get any of them to tell me why or how Martha Graham Cracker reading Dr. Seuss to our after-school program is inappropriate.” No official reason was given, but we’ll go ahead and guess it can be summed up in a three-letter word.
UPDATE: As reflected in the HuffPo article, Martha Graham Cracker will read Dr. Seuss to children on Sunday at 2PM at Christ Church Neighborhood House. All children are welcome.