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School District Says Gay ’30 Rock’ Actor’s Anti-Bullying Visit Should Have Happened [Video]

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Ten Cumberland Valley School District have expressed “disappointment” after the school board’s unanimous vote to disinvite actor Maulik Pancholy, who is openly gay, from an anti-bullying assembly due to his activism and “lifestyle.”

On Monday, April 15, the Pennsylvania school district’s board unanimously voted to cancel the former 30 Rock star’s speaking engagement at Mountain View Middle School in Mechanicsburg, Penn. Pancholy, who was scheduled to speak to students on May 22, portrayed Alec Baldwin‘s devoted assistant in the sitcom and currently delivers keynote speeches about diversity and inclusion.

Following the school board’s vote, the district’s superintendent, Mark Blanchard, and nine other administrators wrote a letter obtained by PEOPLE to express their “disappointment” in the vote.

Maulik Pancholy in “30 Rock.”.

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“The Board made a decision that has had significant ramifications for our school community, especially for our students and staff who are members of the LGBTQ+ community,” read the letter, dated Thursday, April 18. “While the issue …

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