The NUS might just have asked its delegates to use jazz hands instead of clapping because of anxiety
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What do we have here then? According to various sources (and the ever reliable humans of twitter) the NUS has just made a big old gaff by asking its delegates to stop clapping... and start using jazz hands instead. Why, you are immediately likely to be asking? According to the Huffington Post, during an NUS conference on Tuesday delegates requested that attendees swap their clappy hands for jazzy ones, as the foremost was causing anxiety. The request led to the following tweet, from the NUS Women’s Campaign, which was rapidly retweeted a thousand and a half times – whether in solidarity or mockery, we cannot say: Well. Not that we want to appear insensitive, and we appreciate that certain situations can be triggering for people who might have gone through trauma and might experience anxiety as a result. But, you know, clapping. CLAPPING. Here is twitter’s (predictably and justifiably sarky, occasionally angry) reaction to this unlikely chain of events:
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