[VIDEO] Male Students Wear Wigs At Graduation To Get Away With Not Cutting Their Hair
Videos of male graduates wearing wigs on their convocation day recently piqued the interest of netizens
In a 19-second clip shared by TikTok user @enciksidai, he was seen taking off a short wig after his graduation ceremony.
As soon as the graduate removed the wig and cap, it was revealed that he had shoulder-length hair with blonde highlights.
He also shared photos of where he got the wig and how he looked throughout the ceremony.
At the time of writing, the video has garnered over 4.4 million views.
Another TikTok user, @robertazri, a graduate from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) also uploaded a similar video, in which he was seen taking off his wig after graduating while standing in front of Dewan Agong Tuanku Canselor (DATC), UiTM Shah Alam.
According to a source, the graduate did so because the convocation event's dress code stated that male students with long hair would not be permitted to graduate.
While the videos were entertaining to watch, they sparked a debate among netizens who believed the dress code was outdated
One Twitter user questioned the rule's relevancy, asking how much longer academic institutions would continue to follow the same dress code.
"How long will academic systems prevent students with long hair (from graduating)? What's the problem with it?" they asked.
"Lecturers overseas are doing fine with their long hair," wrote another.
Meanwhile, one user defended the rule, claiming that government officials do not have long hair because it looks messy.
"There are times when we can be free and times when we have to follow rules. This world doesn't revolve around you," they wrote.
In November, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) removed a dress code policy banning cheongsams and sarees for its convocation ceremony: