Here’s How People At UEA Have Been Reacting To ‘Sombrero Gate’

In what is now being referred to as ‘Sombrero Gate’ a union officer’s comment has been taken by angry students and blown up all across social media and even the national news. 

During the Freshers Fair a member of the Student Union asked Pedro’s, a Mexican restaurant, to stop handing out Sombreros as they could be deemed offensive. Pedro’s complied with the request but the students that witnessed the event were not impressed by the way the student union reacted.

People across the country have now taken to social media to express their opinions about whether wearing a sombrero as part of a costume or in general is racist.

Some people thought the union had gone too far.

Some agreed that the sombreros were offensive.

Others just thought the whole thing was funny.

And these two thought the students were the ones being ridiculous.