Harvard University: Students requested to remove Nicki Minaj flag from suite window

Category: Free Speech
Schools: Harvard University

On September 5, 2021, a Harvard undergraduate student tweeted a screenshot of an email from a college employee requesting that he and his suitemates remove a flag depicting a bikini-clad Nicki Minaj from their suite window because it might be considered offensive. On September 10, FIRE wrote to Harvard calling for the employee to rescind the request, explaining that the flag is protected speech and the request contravened Harvard’s commitment to free expression.