‘Grossly offensive’ DM referenced George Floyd

A College of Edinburgh regulation scholar has spoken of her horror after receiving a racist message on Tinder that referenced George Floyd.

Liv Yeneka, 21, was racially abused by a male scholar on the relationship app who ‘super-liked’ her profile. In Tinder-terms this implies he may match and message her with out her having swiped proper first.

The unnamed scholar, who is known to be learning veterinary science, then despatched her three messages late at night time saying, “George Floyd”, “match”, after which hours later, “I’m truly so sorry that’s terrible behaviour I completely sorry.”

Yeneka, a fourth yr regulation scholar, described the messages as “horrific”. She responded: “Don’t fear I’m positive the vet faculty will like to see this! It’s not simply terrible behaviour, it’s racist behaviour.” He then reportedly blocked her from Tinder.

Yeneka instructed scholar newspaper The Tab:

“It’s fairly horrific. He super-liked me simply to match me and inform me my profile was ‘George Floyd match’, as if being racist wasn’t already grossly offensive, it’s actually twisted referring to a lifeless black man who deserves respect. He most likely thought it was hilarious. As for the apology, I don’t know why he bothered. It reads because it seems to be — meaningless — with the priority of being caught out.”

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A spokesperson for Edinburgh College mentioned: “The College is dedicated to selling a optimistic tradition which celebrates distinction, challenges prejudice and ensures equity. Our Code of Pupil Conduct units out clear expectations of behaviour. The College regards any incident of discrimination as a critical matter and can reply promptly to formal complaints, and the place applicable take disciplinary motion.”