A University of Tennessee Chattanooga senior’s graduation photo has generated controversy on social media. In the photo, Brenna Spencer is seen wearing a bright pink “Women for Trump” T-shirt with white jeans. A black handgun is tucked into her waistband.
Spencer shared the photo on Twitter Saturday and captioned the post: “I don’t take normal college graduation photos.”
I don’t take normal college graduation photos… pic.twitter.com/eI1NvLFYHs
— Brenna Spencer (@BrennaSpencer) April 7, 2018
Some of her followers praised the photo.
Others condemned the photo and the message.
Hmm..heres a question, what point are you trying to make by sticking a gun in your pants, I would think you want to irritate others and enhance your political point.. Are you going to use the gun( because that's why they were made). I'm sorry but I'm confused by your ignorance.🤗
— Jasmin leroy (@Jasminleroy1) April 11, 2018
According to CBS News affiliate WTVR-TV, the photo was reportedly taken outside of the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, which bans firearms inside.