FAMU Opens Investigation Following Recent Graduate’s Viral Naked Graduation Photo
FAMU Releases A Statement
For every action, there is a reaction! When it comes to college graduation photos, it’s no doubt that students want to stand out and be different. However, a current Florida A & M University (FAMU) student is facing backlash following a naked graduation photo that was taken on campus. The student who is graduating with her Master’s degree went viral over the weekend. On Instagram, Terica Star, an aspiring rapper, captioned the post,
“Anybody who knows me knows that I’ve been dressing provocatively my whole life. There are a lot of assumptions that have come with me accepting my body. A lot of people questioned my capabilities and intelligence solely based on how I choose to dress.”
She continued, “As I’m standing here with my Master’s Degree at the tender age of 24, I am the living proof that clothes do not define you. I encouraged everybody to embrace their bodies and step outside social norms.”
Terica Star received over 8,000 comments and over 34,000 likes. Some of the comments were from people pleading with her to remove the photo and expressing their disdain and laughter; she even received support from some of those closest to her.
While fellow Rattlers warned Terica that her degree could be revoked for her actions, the university has released a statement regarding the matter. The illustrious university located in Tallahassee, Florida, has advised they are starting an investigation. In a statement, via Twitter it states,
“Florida A & M University is aware of a post circulating on social media of a student photographed in front of the rattler statue on campus. Vice President of Student Affairs, William Hudson Junior Ph.D., said, “The University is aware of the picture taken and is currently investigating the incident.”
Florida A&M University Statement regarding posted photo in front of Rattler statue. pic.twitter.com/Mhck5YDUfB
— Florida A&M University (@FAMU_1887) July 30, 2022
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