Picture of Ellen DeGeneres has Penn. Catholic school destroying its own dance invitations (Click here to read more)By Arturo Garcia
Thursday, May 22, 2014 19:19 EDT
The principal of a Catholic school in Newtown, Pennsylvania apologized to parents and asked that the invitations she made to a school event be returned because they included a picture of comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Nancy Matteo contacted parents via email saying she was "obviously NOT thinking" when she included a promotional picture of DeGeneres in the invitations for the graduation dance at St. Andrew Elementary School.
"I need every single invitation returned and I will personally destroy them," Matteo wrote.
Matteo also described DeGeneres, who publicly announced she was gay in 1997, as a "poor role model" and suggested that she was "distracted" by the photo of her holding an Academy Award in the picture. The invitation did not mention DeGeneres by name. This year's dance reportedly has an Oscars-related theme.