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Students Celebrate New President With 'Jazz Hands' As Clapping Causes Anxiety
28 April 2017, 07:13
Students at the National Union of Students have welcomed the announcement of their new President with jazz hands - because clapping causes too much anxiety.
Chiefs at the NUS warned that many people are upset by loud clapping and requested that delegates wave their hands in the air in celebration instead.
The NUS Women's Campaign tweeted: "Some delegates are requesting that we move to jazz hands rather than clapping, as it's triggering anxiety. Please be mindful!"
So instead of applause, the election of Shakira Martin was welcomed through 'jazz hands' waving instead.
Delegates' reactions to this bizarre request were mixed.
Elliot Cornish tweeted: "We've not been able to take the NUS seriously for years. Jazz hands, please!"
But Josh Salisbury insisted: "V annoyed with the fixation on 'jazz hands' to deride and sneer at students and the NUS."