Let's talk about Evan Emory. He's become a bit of a YouTube sensation, though his plea bargain may make him more famous than any of those who've come before him. Emory pleaded no contest to "unlawful posting of an Internet message with aggravating circumstances."
He'll be spending 60 days in county lockup, two years on probation, and 200 days doing community service. He'll also have to go to counseling, and pay a few fines. He won't have to register as a sex offender, but he's not allowed within five hundred feet of children under the age of 17. His crime? Editing a video to make it look like he was singing a sex song to elementary school kids. Perhaps a not-so classy-joke, but a joke nonetheless.
People are outraged on both sides of the fence. Some don't know how he can find his joke funny, while others don't understand what's so offensive. It's not as if Evan really sang a sex song to kids. He sang it to their empty classroom. To the kids, he sang a clean song, on a different day.
“It's not about learning a lesson, I really learned the lesson within five minutes of realizing people were angry about this video,” Emory said. “It's more about making it up to the people I hurt and I know I've turned my small community upside down.”
Evan and the people pissed off about the joke are saying he got one hell of a deal. We kinda think he got a raw deal.