John Johnson , the principal of Norco (Calif.) High School, has seen the infamous YouTube clip of Mike Daisey’s interrupted performance last Thursday night at Zero Arrow Theatre. And he wants to make one thing clear: An adult chaperone accompanying a group of Norco students should not have poured water on Daisey’s notes as the chaperone and roughly 90 students hastily exited Daisey’s monologue, “Invincible Summer.”
The incident has prompted comments across the blogosphere from a wide range of cultural voices, including author, comedian, and “Daily Show” contributor John Hodgman . The YouTube video of the walkout — Daisey has every show recorded, and he posted the clip — had been viewed more than 90,000 times as of yesterday afternoon.
“I want to make this very clear, I apologize for that happening,” said Johnson of the water-pouring.