The Ballard Center at Brigham Young University (BYU) has apologized after two students were called out for a photo advertising a Taco Tuesday event at the center that some have found offensive.
The Instagram post, which has since been deleted, featured two male BYU students dressed as tacos, wearing sombreros and holding flags for Bolivia, Argentina and the United States in their mouths.
Students were quick to call out the Utah school’s center for being “insensitive” and “dumb” over its promotion, which advertises tacos – a food not typically associated with either of those South American countries.
Some, however, felt the outrage was too much and that the school did nothing wrong.
After the backlash, the school released an apology on their Instagram offering “sincere apologies.”
This is not the first time a university campus has been called out for being culturally unaware in regards to its menu choices.
In February of last year, NYU was accused of being “racially insensitive” and “ignorant” after serving a menu of ribs, collard green, cornbread, Kool-Aid and watermelon-flavored water in honor of Black History Month.