Following a highly publicized incident at LaGuardia Community College’s commencement ceremony, there are now claims emerging that Kadia Iman, a digital creator and OnlyFans model, went on a homophobic tirade. While Iman had previously accused a white professor of racial discrimination during the event, another graduate named Nina Diaz has come forward, stating that Iman directed homophobic slurs at a male graduate who confronted her about her actions.
According to Diaz, Iman responded to the male graduate’s criticism with derogatory and homophobic language, making inappropriate comments and asking if he was gay. Another gay student who witnessed the incident also expressed offense at Iman’s remarks.
Diaz described the altercation as a heated exchange between Iman and the male graduate, causing tense moments during the ceremony. Diaz and others present attempted to diffuse the situation by urging Iman to calm down and reminding her of the significance of the day for all graduates. The incident was seen as disruptive, taking away from the collective experience of the graduates. Diaz emphasized that the incident had nothing to do with race, contradicting Iman’s previous claims of racial discrimination.
Multiple graduates have now refuted Iman’s accusations of discrimination, stating that the instructions given were clear and simple: state their names and majors. They highlighted that Iman’s desire for an extended speech or personalized introduction went against the established guidelines for the ceremony, and her actions disrupted the event and detracted from the overall positive experience.
LaGuardia Community College’s chief spokesman, Manny Romero, condemned Iman’s behavior as unacceptable and presented video footage to counter her version of events. The school is currently conducting an investigation to fully understand what transpired and to implement preventive measures for similar situations in the future.
In her defense, Iman has maintained that she needed to reclaim her moment and refused to accept any sense of embarrassment or wrongdoing. On social media, she justified her actions by claiming that being a Black woman in America justified her behavior and that she was always in the right. However, the responses from fellow graduates and the school paint a more nuanced perspective of the incident.
Join the ongoing discussion: What are your thoughts on the allegations against Kadia Iman and the reactions from fellow graduates and the school? Do you believe her actions were justified, or do you see them as disruptive and inappropriate? Share your views in the comments section and be part of the ongoing conversation.