Dutch university’s Insta-takeover goes wrong with “ass or tits” question

The Instagram takeover of a university in The Hague went wrong this Thursday, as the student in charge posted some… let’s just say ✨inappropriate✨ content.

The university hosts a weekly “student takeover” of its Instagram, to let current students document their life on campus.

The content of the takeovers is typically focused on study-related topics (like library sessions), study-related issues (like experiences from different study programmes), or student life snapshots (such as housing, nightlife, and study associations).

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This week, however, the student behind the camera chose to use their 15 minutes of fame to pick out questions from the audience that some found (mildly speaking) inappropriate for the platform.

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A heroic attempt at choosing the honourable option was made. And discarded. Image: DutchReview

The questions themselves were not the only thing people raised their eyebrows for. Many reacted to the attitude, form, and, shall we say, vibe of the replies too.

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The devil is in the details… Image: DutchReview

Needless to say, the Haagse Hogeschool intervened quickly and shut down the Insta takeover completely.

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Apparently, asking people if they prefer “ass or tits” is not aligned with the university’s values. Image: DutchReview
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Chances are, the Hogeschool will think twice before letting students take over their Instagram in the future. Image: DutchReview

It was a drama-filled afternoon in the hofstad, in other words. After all, it’s not every day you get to see ✨spicy✨ content on a university’s Instagram stories.

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Juni Moltubak
Juni Moltubak
Juni moved to the Netherlands after realizing how expensive tuition fees in the UK are, and never regretted her choice of studying in The Hague. After three years of Political Science, she is ready for a new adventure — an internship at DutchReview! When you don’t see her typing on her laptop she can be found strolling around Haagse Bos or sitting in her lovely garden scrolling through interior design TikToks.

1 COMMENT

  1. First off, it’s really disappointing not being able to leave public comments on the article, but closing the article by saying the content is ‘spicy’ completely dismisses the point, the ‘insta takeover’ was completely inappropriate and the perfect example of the objectification most women are subjected to on a regular basis. The image chosen to illustrate the article is equally inadequate and undermines any critical value in the article, basically reducing it to a gossip story level.

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