Fucking disrespect… take that shit off
North Carolina high school senior is DENIED a diploma for wearing a Mexican flag over his gown for graduation and refusing to take it off
- Ever Lopez can be seen in footage crossing podium with flag over his shoulders
- He is spoken to by the principal and begins to remove the flag, prompting boos
- Asheboro High School said it would reconsider its dress code following outcry
A North Carolina high school senior was denied a diploma after walking up to the stage with a Mexican flag draped over his gown.
Ever Lopez can be seen in footage crossing the podium at Asheboro High School while wearing the flag before pausing as he is spoken to by school principal Penny Crooks.
During the conversation he briefly begins to remove the flag, prompting cheers from the crowd to turn into boos.
This persuades him to keep it on and he leaves the stage after receiving a certificate and fist-pumping other members of staff.
His cousin, Adolfo Hurtado, posted a TikTok video after the incident in which he said: 'Sadly, he did not get the diploma.
'The teacher wants him to apologize — obviously he’s not going to do that.
Neither Lopez nor Hurtado responded to requests for comment Friday,