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EXCLUSIVE: School Grad Pupil Beneath Investigation Over Racy Photograph Shoot Speaks Out (TSR Investigates)

EXCLUSIVE: School Grad Pupil Beneath Investigation Over Racy Photograph Shoot Speaks Out (TSR Investigates)

Florida A&M College graduate Terica Williams rattled a number of of us when she posted pics from a racy photoshoot, she had on the campus of the beloved HBCU.

Within the pictures Williams — sporting what appears to be nothing however snake-themed hair and pair of crimson bottoms — will be seen posing in entrance of a statue of the Rattler, FAMU’s mascot.

The controversial pictures have gone viral and have been met with outrage resulting in a campus-wide investigation, and calls from some alumni to withhold her diploma.

In a TSR Investigates unique Williams is talking out.

Did she take issues too far? Does this example name for excessive disciplinary motion from the college? The Shade Room investigates…

Racy Photograph Taken To Commemorate Her Grad Faculty Commencement

Williams had graduated from the Traditionally Black College in July of this 12 months, and had performed so with a near-stellar 3.8 GPA. She acquired a grasp diploma in counseling and schooling, and took the pictures to rejoice the event, she advised TSR Investigates’ Justin Carter.

The images had been removed from the standard cap-and-gown sort affair often taken to commemorate a commencement, with one specifically drawing widespread backlash on social media after she posted it to her Instagram account on July 29.

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“I actually needed to showcase Black excellence and physique positivity. After I posted it, I didn’t anticipate (the backlash) to this extent,” Williams advised TSR Investigates’ Justin Carter.

The 24-year-old may very well be seen, within the nude sans a pair of heels, adorned with fake snakes coming from her hair – a nod to the college’s snake mascot, of which the image was taken in entrance of.

“I went with a Medusa theme, to sort of symbolize a snake, like, shedding,” she stated of the thought.

(Courtesy of Instagram)

Prison Investigation Now Open Concerning Pupil’s Celebratory Act Of Public Nudity

When requested if she was in actual fact utterly bare within the photograph or not, Williams declined to reply whereas citing the truth that there may be an open felony investigation into the state of affairs.

Williams did reveal that she has been recognized to decorate provocatively “her entire life,” and that “individuals know the way I gown and that I’m very comfy in my very own pores and skin.”

“Folks know… that I’m very comfy in my very own pores and skin. I like taking dangers,” she revealed.

Williams defended the photograph, nevertheless, and joked that the college ought to change the mascot with a statue of her, saying “I really feel I’m that woman, and I can encourage different individuals to be that woman.”

She added that she by no means meant to offend anybody, and that her intentions had been pure.

(Courtesy of Instagram)

However some college students, college and alumni certainly took offense to the photograph.

College students, College, Alum Torn On Grad’s Nude Mascot Photograph

Ajay Williams, a FAMU alum, stated on an episode of his “Crown Conversations” podcast that if he, as a black man, had taken the same photograph, “they’d have been on my a** that day.”

“Clout and a spotlight are a hell of a drug,” Williams advised The Shade Room. “Once you get to FAMU or any HBCU, the very first thing they let you know is you are actually a consultant of the school or college. Her doing that absolutely goes in opposition to what we all know.”

One other FAMU graduate, Ashi Doss, advised The Shade Room that it “went past ladies’s empowerment.”

“What’s it that you simply wish to signify?” she stated. “When you took the photograph since you had been so proud to be a graduate of FAMU, then that’s what the photograph ought to have been about. Not about you or your physique.”

(Courtesy of Twitter)

For her half, Williams says she’s open to all criticism, however added she was grateful for the individuals which are supporting her, of which there are lots. One lady posted on Twitter that “perhaps (she’s) simply an excessive feminist however I feel ole woman from FAMU ate that shoot up.”

An investigation into the photograph stays ongoing as of Wednesday.

What do you say, Roomies? Is the image disrespectful, or not?

TSR Investigates explores chilly circumstances and particular curiosity information tales underrepresented in mainstream media.

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