The Biggest Graduation Fail of All Time

The ultimate example of having no chill? When your school’s founder goes ham on all the Black people.

And that’s exactly what happened to the students of Georgia’s TNT Academy — and their families — on what was supposed to be the best day of their high school lives. Here’s how it all went down:

At last Friday’s graduation ceremony, the school’s founder Nancy Gordeuk accidentally dismissed everyone before letting the valedictorian give his speech. She tried yelling and telling everyone how rude they were being for leaving (after she’d just told them they could), but none of that worked, obvi. Instead, she said, “Look who’s leaving … all the Black people.”

Oh yes. She went there.

And it was all caught on cell phone video.

Her excuse? According to The Washington Post, “When I looked up, all I saw was Black families leaving and thus, the comment.” Girl, BYE! 

After that racist comment flew out of her mouth, the whole crowd gave a collective “OOOOHHHHHH!” and bounced. 


A couple days after the graduation fail, Gordeuk e-mailed an “apology” to students and families — apparently the devil made her do it.


What would you do if your principal said that at your graduation? Share in the comments below!


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