24-year-old Terica Williams earned a master’s in counselor education from Florida Agricultural and mechanical university .
She posed nude on campus for graduation photos, with a wig and heels in front of a statue of the school’s snake mascot, “Rattler.”
In a post on her Instagram page, she captioned it
“As I’m standing here with my Masters Degree at the tender age of 24, I am the living proof that clothes do not define you,” Terica Williams wrote on social media.
“I encouraged every body to embrace their bodies and step outside social norms.”
Her post on July 30 — with photos showing her wearing nothing but a Medusa-inspired wig and Christian Louboutin heels in front of a statue of the school’s snake mascot, “Rattler” — has since racked up nearly 48,000 likes on Instagram.
In response to this, the institution launches an investigation investigation into the issue and threatened to withdraw her certificate. In reaction to this Terica Williams threatened that 3 professor’s of the university are going down with her if certificate gets siezed. She wrote “my degree was earned and not given”.
Many social media users termed itba racist back lash , because the lady was black . In a tweet by sabreeze, he says “All I’m gonna say if that woman who took the nude graduation pic in front of statue was white…yall would’ve been calling her a “creative genius” and “feminist icon” I can grantee she would have modeling jobs lined up lol”. Some says it’s inappropriate, some reacted to her not being able to find a job with it as job Employers normally go through people social media accounts.
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