Student’s ‘Controversial’ Pro Gun Graduation Photo Goes Viral And The Internet’s Divided Over It

The internet is one large conspiracy corpus. Everything over the internet tends to follow the dynamics of a snowball effect. And once you’ve become a part of the whole conspiracy theory mumbo jumbo, escaping it becomes close to impossible.

The probability of jumping from one topic to another increases two folds. Nonetheless, all of this provocation of thoughts inevitably flames an endless argument.

So was the case in this student’s pro-gun graduation photo. A senior at the University of Tennessee made waves over the internet after she uploaded her graduation photo. The 22-year-old student, Benna Spencer’s photo was labeled as ‘controversial’ by twitter-azis.

In the photo she opted to pose in front of the Hunter Museum of Art donning a “Women for Trump” shirt, flaunting a handgun in her pants.

Unsurprisingly, the photo drew a roar of criticism.

I’m 100% pro-gun but brandishing a firearm for a photo shoot or showing it off to try and look cool is just stupid. They are tools. Why brag about carrying a gun?

— Reed (@osellr) April 8, 2018


Intentionally pointing out at the innate privilege.

Young white women are privileged enough that they can brag about carrying a gun on social media and are lauded as patriots. Whereas, the police regularly shoots black people for carrying objects that could be constructed as a gun.

Despite that, several people admired her picture.


Instigating female empowerment.


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