‘Shut The F*ck Up!’: Betsy DeVos Loudly Booed and Heckled at Disastrous Commencement Speech


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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos went ahead with her planned commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University on Wednesday, despite a petition signed by 50,000 rejecting her invitation.

But maybe DeVos should have taken the hint: her speech at the Daytona Beach university was met with a firestorm of brutal heckling deafening boos.

The disastrous commencement was well documented on Twitter, thanks to a number of reporters in attendance. The event got off to a rocky start as Betsy DeVos was awarded an honorary doctorate:

As DeVos took the podium, a large amount of BCU graduates turned their backs on her:

The boos and heckling were so loud, DeVos had trouble getting through her speech:

At one point, the Dean of BCU was forced to intervene, telling the crowd, “If this behavior continues, your degrees will be mailed to you!” Her threat did not appease the graduates:

The boos continued through the end of DeVos’ speech:

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