Hundreds of students walk out of Andy Gross show at Purdue University

1 year 2 months 2 days ago Sunday, August 19 2018 Aug 19, 2018 Sunday, August 19, 2018 7:30:19 PM CDT August 19, 2018 in News
By: Andrew Smith, CNN

    Indiana (WRTV) -- Hundreds of students walked out of the Andy Gross show Saturday night at Purdue University after multiple people who reached out to RTV6 and took to social media said he made several sexually harassing comments.

Andy Gross, who is an entertainer, performed at Elliot Hall of Music and asked a female student to place her hand on his leg to see what card she had, according to social media reports and students who were at the show.

Purdue University has released the following statement regarding the show:

On Saturday night, a comedian performed as part of our BGR student orientation closing session. Accounts differ as to what exactly happened on stage, but some portions of the performance were clearly inappropriate and contrary to the university’s values of respect and support for all. We will not work with this comedian again and are proud of our students who are standing up and voicing their concerns about the performance

Students then began to walk out because they said they felt uncomfortable and disgusted.

CARE at Purdue will be on campus offering support to anyone who was at the show last night.

Some have taken to Twitter using the hashtag #AndyGrossIsGross to voice their concerns with the show.

RTV6 has reached out to Andy Gross and Purdue University by email for a statement or comments on the show and is awaiting a response.

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