State Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas said Saturday that her chief of staff’s job is safe, even though some are criticizing a website he runs after hours.
Arizona Department of Education chief of staff Michael Bradley runs www.mbtimetraveler.com , a site aimed at people who enjoy “cosplay” — costume play in which women and men dress as characters inspired by popular culture.
The site includes items of general interest, such as dog photos and quirky news items, plus of photos of scantily clad women in costumes and sexually suggestive images. Bradley also is a science fiction writer.
Asked Saturday after her “Hearing Every Voice” event at Glendale High School whether Bradley was in trouble, Douglas said, “Absolutely not.”
“He serves as the chief of staff during the day, and after that it’s his personal life,” she said.
Douglas also defended the website, saying she enjoys its “Cute Dogs for Your Monday Blues” feature. She said cosplay is part of modern life and pointed out the popularity of Comic-Con conventions, which attract thousands of costumed fans around the country, as an example of the phenomenon.
Bradley said Friday that he planned to delete a collection of sexually suggestive photos of women eating food from the website.
“You see more at a nightclub,” Bradley said of the images on his site. “It’s really harmless.”
Reporter Yvonne Wingett Sanchez contributed to this article.
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