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‘Online Class’ short film goes viral, draws mixed reactions

A short film titled “Online Class” has gone viral, drawing mixed reactions from the public—and even calls for it to be taken down.

The nearly 10-minute clip, produced by Vincentiments, features a student cursing and ranting about online classes and the high fees that come along with it as she faces problems with the new set-up.

In one part of the clip, the student criticized teachers for their methods of teaching for online classes.

The video, which has over 9.5 million views on Facebook as of posting time, has earned mixed reactions, with many expressing their dismay over the criticism on teachers.

Student councils from the University of the Philippines and the University of Santo Tomas have issued separate statements slamming the clip, and its supposed criticism of teachers.

The UP College of Education Student Council called for the removal of the clip online, while the UST College of Education Student Council condemned the video and sought the help of the Department of Education against “teacher-shaming.”

“This is a direct insult to educators whose efforts, for the past months, are directed towards adjusting syllabi, curricula, modules, and lesson plans in order to ensure the delivery of quality and compassionate education during the pandemic,” the UP College of Education Student Council said in a statement.

“The video is a blatant attack on all hard-working teachers in the academe and is being arrogant towards the true struggles of the teachers and the students,” the UST College of Education Student Council said, noting that it was “utterly aggravating and cold-hearted.”

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