Samantha Pfefferle, who got admitted into Marquette University, has faced uncertainty over her admission after she posted a video on TikTok. Pfefferle also received significant pushback and threats online.
“I’d pray for you but you’re not worth it,” wrote a user, while another user commented: “Hope you get shot.”
Pfefferle’s video that attracted the immense pushback is titled, “When the libs find their way to your page.” It featured several captions such as “When people see that I support Trump,” “Then try to hate on me,” and “And think I’ll change my views” while she danced.
Her TikTok video was watched more than half a million times and has also made the rounds in the Marquette University’s student community. This caused her peers to start expressing their disapproval for her based on her political views. In some extreme cases, she also received death threats.
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“I was extremely disappointed by the incendiary comments. The response from my peers has been repulsive,” said Pfefferle in an interview with The College Fix.
Sharing details about her interaction with the dean of undergraduate admissions at Marquette, Pfefferle said that she wasn’t even referred to as a student. Here’s what she said about her interaction after the infamous TikTok video went viral:
“[He] had the heart to tell me I wasn’t a student. This means that my classification is still in limbo and is currently being decided by the administration. I have been accepted, I paid for my housing, I have my roommates, I even have a complete class schedule. If that doesn’t make me a student, what does?”
“They also asked me hypothetical questions regarding Dreamers,” she said to College Fix. “How would I respond if a Dreamer who lived down the hall from me came up to me and told me she didn’t feel safe or comfortable with my views and me being on campus. They also asked me if they thought there was anything I could do to improve my image on campus. They proceeded to ask if I was comfortable with the reputation I have established for myself. The assistant dean asked if I put any thought into the response I would be getting from my videos.”
A spokesperson for the university told Empower Wisconsin that the university merely had a “conversation” with Samantha Pfefferle about her social media statements. Of late, it was found that the university did not revoke her admission.