Rutgers University is facing backlash after an anti-LGBT statement was made during a graduation ceremony.
A Facebook post on the university’s official page called for “a boycott of Rutgers University and all our friends, family, and allies who support LGBTQIA+ rights,” and said “there will be no support for those who do not support those rights.”
The post has since been removed.
The university has since issued a statement, saying the post “is offensive and inappropriate and we take it very seriously.”
The university said the statement was posted on Aug. 25 and has since “deleted” the post.
It has been more than a week since the post was posted, and many have been questioning why the university is taking such a hard line on the issue.
The school said in a statement that the statement came from a member of the administration, and it was “not an official statement of the university.”
The statement said: “This is a university with a history of inclusive and welcoming practices.
We encourage anyone to come to our campuses and participate in our community to learn about our history and values.”
Rutgers University’s student government, the American Alliance of Student Organizations, released a statement saying they would not participate in the ceremony and that they were “disappointed” in the university.
The statement also said the students were “not allowed to participate in a commencement ceremony” and that the school “will continue to make efforts to address this problem.”RUTGERS UNIVERSITY PROMOTES ‘LOVE’ FOR FEMINISMIn response to the backlash, the university announced on its Facebook page that the commencement ceremony would go forward as planned.
“The university will continue to address these issues,” the university said.
The post comes on the heels of a video that showed two gay men kissing in the hallway of the Rutgers University.