‘You’ve lost the plot’: Nigel Farage shoots down ‘cry closet’ for anxious uni students
The closet – which has gone viral on social media – was introduced by the University of Utah after being designed by student artist Nemo Miller. It is supposed to be a safe place for students to “take a break” when they are feeling overwhelmed during the exam session.
A sign pinned to the door of the closet reads: “A safe place for stressed out students otherwise known as the Cry Closet. This space is meant to provide a place for students studying for finals to take a short 10-minute break.”
so my school installed a cry closet in the library LMFAOOOOOOOOO what is higher education pic.twitter.com/6rGcJv9qjr— jacks (@aJackieLarsen) April 24, 2018
It also stated that only one person is allowed in at a time, and that people must knock before making their way into the narrow stand-up cubicle.
Farage blasted the white closet, which also contains teddy bears inside for students to hug, tweeting:
Cry closets replace safe spaces. Some American universities have lost the plot. pic.twitter.com/L1aOkBIPK9— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) April 25, 2018
His comments were echoed by many people who thought the idea was “pathetic.” Other students, however, appreciated the mental health initiative.
Generation P#ssy...— Mark Pantano (@TheMarkPantano) April 26, 2018
A "Cry Closet" has been set up at @UUtah for students who need to cry and scream from the stress of their final exams.
American "Higher Education" has now become an oppressively expensive joke!#ThursdayThoughtshttps://t.co/5SY7nC2YDo
'This is stupid! I took final exams for many classes for four years and NEVER CRIED once! If these kids can’t handle tests kick them out of college!— Keesha@Keeshadoggie (@KeeshaYodabarb) April 26, 2018
Cry Closet' may help Utah students overcome stress of final examshttps://t.co/iUjTqMqrTk
Cry closet 😂 We didn’t have those in Iraq 🤔— Jake Muller (@Merc4Hire99) April 26, 2018
This is actually a great idea since so many students already deal with stress and anxiety on a daily basis knowing that it's heightened during exam and finals season. https://t.co/G5szto7OTN— Kristine Slade (@CallMeSlade) April 25, 2018
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