A group of art students at a Korean university went topless for their graduation poster and invited all for their upcoming graduation recital.
An official at Chonbuk National University reluctantly commented on the poster, saying it is greatly damaging the reputation of the state-funded university.
“Our university has its own official poster for the graduation ceremony,” he said when asked why all of the 18 graduating students from the Art College Department decided to pose topless.
“I don’t know why they had to go naked for the poster, but I can tell you that the one going viral is an unauthorized one.”
Kim Won, professor at the Art College, had a slightly different explanation for the poster which is going viral.
“The university has yet to decide whether to use it or not,” she said.
“Students seemed to have taken a number of experimental photos for the poster.”
Kim added that the university is looking into the matter because their nude photo is irrelevant to their performance.
“No one will perform in nude,” she said.
According to the university, 18 graduating students – 17 females and one male – will present their graduation performance recital on Nov. 26 this year.
The 100-minute showcase will include classical ballet and traditional Korean dance performances. Admission is free for all visitors.