A Florida A&M University student is currently under fire on social media when she shared pictures of herself posing in front of a historic part of the college.
The graduate, Terica Williams posed with no clothes on at the “FAMU snake” with what appears to be snakes as strands of her hair.
She captioned her photos by saying:
Anybody who knows me knows that I’ve been dressing provocative my whole life. There’s a lot of assumptions that have came with me accepting my body. A lot of people questioned my capabilities and intelligence solely based on how I choose to dress. 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. I encouraged every body to embrace their bodies and step outside social norms.
Terica Williams, M.Ed
Then shared these photos on Instgram:
According to WFSU Media, the statue was made by sculptor Brad Cooley of North Florida.
The school says it wanted something that had spirit and symbolized the university. FAMU’s mascot is “the Rattler.”
Former students and current students are asking if anything is considered sacred anymore and others are encouraging the graduate to ‘do you’ and live her best life.
the girl from FAMU taking a picture in front of that snake thinking people are mad because of her body is crazy as hell to me 😳 like do you not understand that you took a picture BUTT ASS NAKED in front of one of the schools historical statue ???!!!!
— juju♍️ (@JudyDior) July 30, 2022
FAMU catches every single smoke bomb but didn't catch a butt naked student on the snake lmfaooo okay
— January’s Finest ♑️ (@_jazminsimone_) July 30, 2022
funny thing is, my little cousin been begging me to take him on a tour of famu. we gonna have to omit the snake. pic.twitter.com/x46YGX5iHc
— najahhhh (@denajahmykaela) July 30, 2022
Bro i put one heel on the snake and PD came out the darkness and told me to move off the snake. Im truly tryna figure out how she was able to do it https://t.co/OOAv5oWn1M
— FAMU’s Sugar Dealer🍦💚🧡 (@TiffMcSwagg) July 30, 2022
Maybe I’m just an extreme feminist but I think ole girl from FAMU ate that shoot up . The snake wig ehhh but the concept was beautifully executed.
— DB🤓 (@dewop_) July 30, 2022
Yep, I guess she knows how KimK started & now that whole family is rich!💰💵💰 In her perverse mind, she’s just standing naked backwards N front of the 🐍! But 2 true Rattlers,“The Snake” is emblematic of what FAMU is ALL abt—representing a legacy 2 B revered, not disrespected!
— OpineMyLady (@OpineMyLady) July 30, 2022
JT from the City Girls weighed in on the conversation, reposting Terica’s pictures and encouraging her to be herself.
JT has since, deleted her tweet.
— Aye Jordyn so (WOKE ) 🌹🍃🍍🤎 (@JordynTerika) July 30, 2022
Now see when you have to register as a sex offender 😭 Embarrassing my university for some clout https://t.co/EpO84rfaB0
— Certified Lover Girl 💕 (@Blooming_SAJ) July 30, 2022
FAMU has issued a statement with reguards to the incident, saying they are aware of the social media post and they are investigating.