University of Moncton faces criticism for student kiss in promotional video

January 21, 2015

Some members of the University of Moncton community are upset about a new promotional video for the institution. Complaints have mostly focused on a scene of 2 students kissing in the university library. The video highlights the French language as a reason to attend the school; however, some have noted that the language of the video places heavy emphasis on the word langue, which in French means both "language" and "tongue." Marie-Noëlle Ryan, President of the uMoncton professors’ and librarians’ association, charged that the video is “selling the university like it’s a beer product … And it’s not that way that you will recruit serious students and people who really want to learn and have good diplomas.” However, other members of the campus community say that critics are over-reacting. “I think that’s what young students want to see. There is some controversy over the little kiss in the library, but it’s not the point of the publicity,” said one student. CBC News