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Published:March 21st, 2013 10:00 EST
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Outrage: Oxford University Librarian Fired Over 'Harlem Shake' Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Students at Britain`s Oxford University are calling for the rehiring of a librarian who was fired after students made a "Harlem Shake` video in a library.

Oxford student paper The Cherwell said librarian Calypso Nash was not involved in the making of the "Harlem Shake" video, a viral dance video trend, but was fired because she was the librarian on duty when the 30 students made the video at St. Hilda`s College Library in Oxford, The Guardian reported Wednesday."

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An outbreak of the Harlem Shake can occur anywhere, I don`t think Americans would demand the impeachement of Barack Obama if Joe Biden organized a Harlem Shake happening in the Oval Office.

A typical librarian is equipped and prepared to deal with patrons talking too loudly, but not even Sylvester Stallone moonlighting as a librarian could quell an outbreak of the Harlem Shake.

The librarian was not involved in the making of the Harlem Shake video, and she doesn`t deserve to be made a scapegoat.

The students who participated in the Harlem Shake video at the library performed a community service; they reminded their fellow students that libraries aren`t extinct, and that they are a cool place to hang out.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/03/20/Librarian-fired-over-Harlem-Shake-video/UPI-39901363812687/#ixzz2OBLPfv8Y

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