A University of Arizona student is causing a heated debate on social media after celebrating her graduation with a pole dance while wearing the traditional cap and gown and little else.  The racy video of her swinging on a pole drew strong reactions online, with some showing support, some attempting to shame her and others drawing a comparison with a student who caused a similar controversy last year.  Rachel Davenport, who goes by the name ‘Rachel Davenpole’ on social media, posted the celebratory video to Instagram and screenshots to Twitter, fuck me daddy where she dances provocatively on a pole in lingerie, clear heels and her cap and gown.

‘I couldn’t have made it this far without the amazing support from everyone at @verticafitness! From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much,’ she said thanking a fitness company that specializes in pole dancing. Davenpole said she graduated recently from the university’s School of Public Health with a Bachelor of Science degree. Rachel Davenport, who goes by ‘Rachel Davenpole’, recently graduated from the University of Arizona and created a stir online with how she celebrated Davenport’s photos have gotten 7.5 million views on Twitter as of Monday, with an Instagram post celebrating those close to her in addition to the video.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by rachel 🧚🏼‍♀️ (@racheljdavenpole) Davenport- who wrote on May 28 that she’d been dancing for two years – initially made an uproar on Twitter by responding to a popular version of a meme that asked: ‘How do you serve c*** in an academic way?’ She responded with two pictures of her pole dance and wrote: ‘Like this.’  When one user responded to her photos on Twitter by saying ‘you look dumb as hell,’ Rachel clapped back, writing ‘Graduated Magna Cum Laude (3.8GPA) and received over $40,000 in scholarships… let’s get u a mirror so we can see who this tweets about babes.’ A supportive tweeter noted ‘as a pole fitness enthusiast…

it’s not that serious… it’s literally a sport.’  That was backed up by another supporter who wrote that her move was ‘actually as impressive as f***’ Detractors were just as blunt in their assessment of the photos with one calling her a ‘degenerate!’  ‘Graduated Magna Cum Laude (3.8GPA) and received over $40,000 in scholarships… let’s get u a mirror so we can see who this tweets about babes’ Davenport wrote in response to the criticism  Davenport’s photos have gotten 7.5 million views on Twitter as of Monday, with an Instagram post celebrating those close to her in addition to the video.  ‘I couldn’t have done this without the support of my amazing friends and family who’ve been there every step of the way!

Thank you all so much for your unconditional love and support.’  Rachel hasn’t given further comment on the online uproar but has promoted her Venmo account, adding: ‘like what you see?