Controversy on TikTok: University graduates in flip-flops and generates criticism

The day most anticipated by university students is the graduation ceremony and many prepare their best outfits to show off on that great day where they are accompanied by their loved ones. However, a young woman was caught at this event wearing sandals and, far from receiving criticism, users of TikTok they backed her up. The video was made viral soon.

The video was posted by the user @vnhqok, as part of the SpongeBob trend “What is that”, very popular on TikTok for a few weeks. In the images you can see the students of a university queuing up to get on the stage and, in this way, they can take the official photo.

However, after focusing on the shoes of the university students, the camera stops at the flip-flops worn by a young woman. As El Tiempo explains, the contrast is evident, because while she has those sandals, her companions wear elegant shoes with heels.

Users supported young

The clip was posted on July 15 and has surpassed four million views to date. Although no further details of this scene were given, the majority of users assumed that they did not have sufficient resources to buy shoes that match the protocol event. In that sense, they supported her and predicted all her successes.

“I don’t see anything wrong”, “Shoes are not that important, the important thing is to finish your studies, Congratulations”The important thing here is that you graduate. He had a lot of complications, but she did it. It’s not for them to make fun of”, “Humble, but triumphant”were some of the prominent comments.

A minority criticized the young woman for going to her ceremony with flip-flops and described it as “disrespectful.” After the video went viral, the tiktoker decided to make her account private, but the material had already been replicated on platforms like YouTube.

What does a graduation ceremony mean?

According to the site, the graduation It is the act of receiving or conferring an academic degree or diploma after the successful completion of all requirements. The graduation ceremony is an event you can attend if you are eligible for the semester you signed up for graduate.

What does graduation mean?

The graduationFinally, it is the act that is carried out to recognize the people who completed their studies and accessed a certain academic title. This ceremony may have as protagonists the students who finished secondary education or who graduated from a higher level institution, according to the site

What is the purpose of graduation?

Graduation is the act in which the completion of a study program is celebrated and a diploma is awarded to students who successfully completed the plan, according to the site

Who wears a cap and gown?

According to Wikipedia, the graduation cap together with toga and sometimes a hood, have become in many parts of the world the usual uniform of a university graduate. Originally its use was reserved in North American academic environments for holders of a master’s degree, but it was later adopted by bachelors.

What is a viral video?

A viral video is a video that becomes popular after multiple people share it over the internet using social media, online services, or specialized websites like YouTube.

The reason why it is shared is because it causes furor and impact on the viewers who view it, motivating them to spread it among all their acquaintances, and these in turn with their close circles and so on until reaching millions of views.

A viral video can have various types of content, ranging from humorous to tragic, and although in some cases it could hurt feelings, it can reach a large number of views in a short time.

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