A group of students have been slammed as 'morally redundant' after filming themselves appearing to swipe clothes from a CHARITY DONATION BIN – before reportedly bragging that they would be flogging them online.
Manchester Metropolitan University are investigating as the incident is believed to have happened at a British Heart Foundation donation site on their campus.
Footage that was uploaded to TikTok, which has since been removed following backlash, shows one male and three female youths stood around the clothing bin while one of the girls appears to help herself to items from it.
The man is dancing in what appears to be an attempt to show off items. Clothes were then laid on the ground to show off the brand names on the interior tags.
Viewers were left in uproar as they claimed the clip was uploaded with the caption '@ my depop', believed to be in reference to the online selling site and app where second hand clothes are often sold.
Angry social media users branded the group 'shocking and disrespectful' and questioned why they would upload it to social media where it could be reported to their educational establishment.
The university confirmed it was aware of the clip and that the donation bin was on their campus. While the youths are widely referred to as students online, it remains unclear whether they are of university age or in college.
A Manchester Metropolitan University spokesman said: “We’re aware of a video on social media relating to clothing donation units on the University campus and are currently investigating further.”
The video prompted so much hate that one Instagram user who happened to share the same name as the TikTok account that uploaded the clip claimed she was faced by a barrage of 'awful messages and people threatening my new business' due to people mistakenly believing she was involved.
Twitter user @katiemedleyy tweeted: "Can't even imagine how sheltered you have to be to be this morally redundant."
Another user @deepdrownhappy tweeted: "The caption was "@ my depop" too so not only are they stealing clothes from charity bins they're going to make profit off it?? How grim and embarrassing is that."
Twitter user Neesha Rees added: "Hope the rinsing they get from social media means they will never steal from charity for financial gain again!"
Meanwhile when the video was shared on Facebook, some people were a little bit more sympathetic towards the involved students.
One commenter wrote: "Obvs may not be the case but I can't assume just by how they look what they're going through, they could be homeless/insecure housing/broke/cut off from parents etc and might be trying to literally survive, obvs if that isn't the case yeah this is minging. Don't steal from charity bins, that's not ok."
Other Facebook users weren't as willing to give the students the benefit of the doubt.
One commented: "TikTok content reaching a new low of embarrassing."
The British Heart Foundation has been approached for comment.
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