Diddy’s Son Gets Criticized By Socialists For College Scholarship
Justin Combs has had some criticism thrown in his direction for getting to college on a scholarship.
Some aren’t too happy with the fact that Justin is getting a free pass to college, given his father’s phenomenal wealth. In an interview with CBS News, UCLA student, Neshemah Keetin, expressed dissatisfaction with the situation, stressing that less financially secure students should fill the scholarship positions.
“UCLA’s athletic department needs to consider the fact that perhaps there is another athlete on the football team who could perhaps really use this scholarship,” Keetin explained. “Just being considerate that [with] our economy, students are trying to get to college through athletics and academics as well.”
RIcardo Vasquez, a spokesperson for UCLA, spoke in defence of the scholarship.
“Athletic scholarships, such as those awarded to football or basketball players, do not rely on state funds. Instead, these scholarships are entirely funded through UCLA Athletics ticket sales, corporate partnerships, media contracts and private donations from supporters,” he said.
Diddy himself also issued a statement, defending his son’s decisions, and vindicating his scholarship on a merit-focussed basis.
“As a parent, today is one of the proudest moments of my life,” he said, speaking about his Justin’s graduation. “This is everything a father could want for his son, for him to excel at what he loves to do and is truly passionate about,” he said. “Justin is a shining example of what hard work, determination and a strong mentality can achieve. I am honored to call him my son and am happy that he is fulfilling his dream.”
As reported by YoRaps