Controversial Super Size Me documentary director Morgan Spurlock was brought into a Philadelphia High School to talk about free speech… and he exercised it.

His speech is described as “politically incorrect” and “profanity laced”. In other words he talked like a real person. Predictably, the students he was talking to loved it. Teachers and parents: not so much. But he wasn’t stopped from talking. School staff let him keep right on going, choosing instead to start whining to the media after he was done.

During the course of his speech, Spurlock made fun of retarded McDonalds employees and teachers smoking pot. In response, teachers led their special ed students in the back row out of the auditorium.

“It just wasn’t appropriate,” says Superintendent William Lessa, who again, did nothing to cut his speech short. But the Chicago Tribune says students gave Spurlock a standing ovation and mobbed him for autographs afterward. You might even describe his use of free speech as “inspiring”, at least to the kids. He got through to them, which likely makes him one up on almost all of their teachers. Maybe there’s some hope for the next generation. I’ve given up on this one.

Spurlock knew exactly what he was doing. “The greatest lesson those kids learned today was the importance of free speech,” he says. Morgan stood up for what he believed in, and doesn’t seem to care whether anyone liked it or not. In response, another speech he was scheduled to make at the same school later that week was cancelled.

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