A physics teacher in Scotland has resigned after students discovered her racy images on OnlyFans – a side hustle she said she needed so she could raise cash for her sick son.
Kirsty Buchan, 33, of Coatbridge, quit her job at Bannerman High School this week after her X-rated content was uncovered, but defended her after-hours gig on the adult site.
She told the Daily Record that her 11-year-old son is waiting for an operation after he developed a serious stomach ailment.
“Some people are saying I must be mad to go from being a physics teacher to selling nude photos online,” the busty Buchan told the Scottish news outlet. “But it has become very clear to me that I was insane to stick at that job for six years under the strain that I was facing every day.”
“I was staying up to 1 a.m. doing extra unpaid work and the stress was unbelievable. I was crying my eyes out at my situation and I didn’t know which way to turn,” the teacher continued.
Buchan said she had heard about other teachers making as much as £50,000 – about $60,000 — a month on OnlyFans.
“I have bills to pay and a mortgage and it wasn’t even a difficult decision. Glasgow City Council has come out and said they were going to discipline me but they were never going to get the satisfaction of that,” she told the Daily Record.
“I feel like a huge weight is off my mind now that I have told them what to do with their job,” she snapped.
The former physics teacher also deflected the blame onto parents, who she said were at fault for not making sure their children didn’t have access to porn sites.
“Some people are being so judgmental but I am on an 18+ site and if the kids get access to the content then that is down to the parents failing to protect their devices,” Buchan told the Scottish Sun.
“Who are others to judge? It’s my story to tell. I will do anything to provide for my son. How many parents can say they can do that?” she said.
“Now people have asked me if I am being stupid, but I am not stupid, I have a physics degree and worked hard. I could go to my work and not be respected by my bosses or I can post pictures and make money to provide for my son. To me, that is using my brain,” Buchan told the outlet.
The woman said she also has gotten messages of support from students and teachers over her salacious side gig.
“I’ve had people saying it’s my body and my decision what I do with it. And that’s the bottom line. I’m not ashamed of my body and I discussed all this with my boyfriend before I made the decision to open the account on OnlyFans,” she told the Daily Record.
“I’m not turning into someone who’s having sex left, right and center because I am in a serious, monogamous relationship and I’ve simply made a career choice that breaks no laws,” Buchan added.
She also complained about getting “a lot of sexism just by being a physics teacher operating in a male-dominated world. And I will get it because of what I have now chosen to do,” she said.
“But people are just being misogynists if they put me down for this. And I bet half of them are women who are jealous because they wouldn’t be able to succeed at it themselves,” she said.
A Glasgow City Council rep told the paper that Buchan had been “under investigation prior to tendering her resignation following the widespread distribution of wholly inappropriate and pornographic images.
“The council has a code of conduct that all employees should adhere to and a teacher who has actively pursued a second income on this type of website brings their school, the council and their profession into disrepute,” the spokesperson said.
Buchan’s case comes on the heels of the one involving an eighth-grade teacher in Arizona and her husband, who lost their school jobs after they recorded OnlyFans videos in her classroom.
Using the alias “Khloe Karter,” Thunderbolt Middle School science teacher Samantha Peer uploaded the raunchy videos for her OnlyFans page, which her students discovered.
Her hubby, Nautilus Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Dillon Peer, reportedly took part in the adult productions.
Samantha said the couple resorted to creating the X-rated videos to supplement their low salaries.