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This Student Says His University Put A Fake Quote Over His Photo And He Was Really Not Having It

The university said they have reached out to the student to clarify what happened.

Last updated on December 14, 2018, at 4:51 a.m. ET

Posted on December 13, 2018, at 7:43 a.m. ET

Hamza Mahi is a 21-year-old from London. He is currently studying at the University of West London.

Hamza Mahi / Via Twitter: @MAXI_MILLI

Mahi told BuzzFeed News that a few months ago he was walking to class when he was asked if he'd mind having his photo taken for promotional reasons. He said sure.

"So we take the pictures then we talked a bit about what course I do and that's pretty much it," he said. "He told me he might use our picture for the website and made me sign this paper."

A couple days ago, one of Mahi's friends spotted his picture on a university television.

Twitter: @UniWestLondon

Mahi sent the photo to other friends, only for one of them to notice his name was spelled wrong and for Mahi to realize that he did not say the quote.

He said he was annoyed, so he found the picture on the university's Twitter and called it out.


And they spelt my fucking name wrong I need my 9.25k back 😤😤

People found it hilarious. Since being posted on Monday, the tweet has been retweeted over 17,000 times.

@MAXI_MILLI 😂😂😂😂 sounds like something you’d say

@MAXI_MILLI We believe you bro.

Like, people lost it.

@MAXI_MILLI I'm deeeaaaaaddddddd loooooooooooooooool



A number of people shared similar experiences they'd had with their universities.

LOOOL my college did this same thing "one of our Muslim students said she felt very welcomed" and also published my mug in their magazing without my consent

@MAXI_MILLI @MariamasTL @Sublime______ CSM did the same thing to you right? 💀

@MAXI_MILLI @lollyadefope sounds familiar @Laurencrabs

@MAXI_MILLI @Jxs_b omg remember when LSE used Donell's picture on their book but rejected him 😭

Mahi said he was amazed by the attention the tweet got.

"I remember I went jiu-jitsu having like 5-6 retweets. I came out with like 4k retweets," he said. "Even my phone started playing up."

Mahi said that following the tweet, the university contacted him about changing the photo or quote.

In a statement to BuzzFeed News, a spokesperson for the University of West London said that they have reached out to Mahi to clarify what happened.

"We have reached out to Hamza to clear up this misunderstanding.

When we photographed Hamza we asked him for some comments about what he loved about studying at UWL, explained how we would be using them and included them in the form he signed.

We really value feedback from our students and it has helped us to become a top 50 UK University. We’d love to speak to Hamza to fix this and to make sure he is happy."

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.