A suggestion by a Belgian college that low-cut tops worn by coeds showing their cleavage would be welcome at graduation ceremonies drew scorn from the students and others, eventually leading to an apology.
Free University of Brussels sent an email out to medical students addressing graduation attire, according to the BBC News. While men were told to wear a suit at this month's ceremony, women were told "From an aesthetic point of view, it is better for young women to wear a dress or skirt, and a nice revealing neckline."
"…Of course, ladies, this advice is not obligatory," the email continued.
The email exploded to social media, with hundreds of students accusing the university of being sexist after a screen grab of the post appeared on the Facebook page ULB Confessions, reported the BBC News.
The Guardian reported that more than 600 comments ranged from disbelief to anger. The social media criticism stretched beyond campus as well.
The university issued a statement apologizing for the email.
"The faculty of medicine, through its dean, presents its sincerest apologies to all the students who have received the email mentioned below," a translated message from the university on Facebook stated.
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