LNU apologizes to Manny Mua, Bretman Rock for ‘improper grooming’ poster
MANILA, Philippines — Leyte Normal University (LNU) in Tacloban has apologized to YouTube personalities Manny Mua and Bretman Rock for including their photos in the school’s dress code poster.
“The University is saddened that this has to happen but we wish to inform you that this was done without malicious intentions of maligning your persons. With much regret we offer our sincerest apology for this action,” Jacqueline Espina, Dean of LNU Students Affairs said in a statement on Thursday.
AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
The poster, which featured guidelines on proper grooming for men, circulated on social media.
The school marked colored and long hair as “inappropriate hairstyles” for men while sporting full beards, earrings and wearing makeup, as well as donning feminine clothing, were labeled “improper grooming for men.”
With this, LNU said it took immediate action on the controversial poster by issuing a memorandum to all faculty, staff and students of the university to stop sharing the poster on social media.
LNU added that the poster has been removed from the University Student Council’s Facebook page.
It also said a public apology was also sent via e-mail to the concerned parties. /ee
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