Fox News - The Sugar Plum Fairy was fired for cursing, but a growing number of fans are hoping she'll get her job back...Laura Coppinger, 29, of St. Louis, is an actress who has portrayed the Sugar Plum Fairy for the past six years on historic Main Street in St. Charles during the annual Christmas Traditions festival. She was recently fired for cursing -- not on the job, but when she went to take a drug test required of all city employees. Coppinger accidentally flushed the toilet during the drug test, which is prohibited. When told she would have to wait at the drug testing facility until she could provide another urine sample, she said she swore out of frustration because the delay meant she would miss a job interview. A short time later, she was told to go home. The city's human resources department said she violated the code of conduct for a Christmas Traditions character by uttering "naughty words."
It's not like she uttered "fuck" or "cunt-bag" during the parade, or some public place in her Sugar Plum fairy getup, she was in one of those ridiculously awkward piss test facilities that everybody loves so much. I've felt like swearing just walking in there before just because of the sheer absurdity of the situation...The one I went to was like an 8x8 room with a tiny bathroom off of it, with a man and a women sitting at a desk right outside the door, and I had to leave the door open, they couldn't see, but I ripped a fart while pissing (it happens, you know you do the same), and nearly didn't want to come out of there. It's just not natural to let some strangers in an office setting listen to you piss. It's fucking weird. Like, anyone comfortable with that situation should be denied employment because they've got all kinds of deviant problems, I'll tell you that much.
Plus its not even like she failed the drug test, which was the whole point of this visit anyway. Last I checked all that was required was a pee sample, so unless that sample was taken from her potty mouth, and that potty mouth happened to contain traces of mushrooms or mdma or something, I don’t see what the problem is
And this is without even mentioning the absurdity of a city who tests someone for drugs, who as an adult, voluntarily dresses up like a sugar plum fairy and parades down the streets of your city...For real guys? You think she might be into some odd stuff? Come on, common sense will tell you that no self-respecting adult is doing this shit without some chemical courage, do you really think you're going to find someone else to dress up like a tart and march down Broadway without performance enhancers? You're out of your minds.