A University president has hit back at graduating students for promoting ‘cancel culture’ after booing the Warner Brothers CEO over the ongoing writer’s strike.
David Zaslav, 63, had been speaking to a large crowd as part of their commencement ceremony on Sunday when he was jeered by students.
Now, Boston University President Robert Brown has described the behavior of students as ‘appallingly coarse and deliberately abusive’ and said the University ‘must do better’.
In a scathing opinion piece shared on the Boston University website he wrote: ‘Our students were not picking a fight. They were attempting to implement the cancel culture that has become all too prevalent on university campuses.
‘The hundreds of virtually identical protest emails we received in my office in advance of Commencement came with an explicit ‘cancel’ hashtag, indicating an aim to prevent Mr. Zaslav from speaking.’