Officials at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville are looking into a photo shared on social media on Saturday that purported to show a student wearing blackface, a university spokesman said Saturday.
A screenshot from a Snapchat post was shared on Twitter with a caption indicating the student in question goes to UA.
The photo shows a white male in apparent blackface. It includes the caption, “I hope this offends someone,” and a "Wakanda Forever" filter referencing the newly released Black Panther film.
Shortly after 1:45 p.m., Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz wrote on Twitter that UA "supports an inclusive community today and every day that welcomes and supports a diversity of people, ideas and perspectives."
"These are the core values we share despite insensitivity displayed by any individual,” the message read, though it didn't directly reference the blackface post in question.
A University spokesman provided the same statement when asked about the Snapchat post. The spokesman said the university is looking into the incident, though he didn't provide details about whether the person pictured is a student.