A high school senior who used “Stranger Things” to throw shade at unhelpful teachers has gone viral on social media.
At first, 18-year-old Lucky Julia Simsuangco was struggling to pick a quote for her yearbook.
But she managed to compose one when it was due, thanks to Netflix’s popular mystery series “Stranger Things.”
“To all the teachers that never taught me a thing: Stranger Things Season 2 Episode 5, 35:08,” she wrote.
Simsuangco’s reference certainly piqued curiosity, as even fans of the show may not be able to quickly point out what exactly happened in that timestamp.
As it turned out, that moment shows Gaten Matarazzo’s character, Dustin, who says, “Son of a bitch. You’re really no help at all, you know that?”
Speaking to BuzzFeed News, Simsuangco shared that the quote was meant for teachers who made her worry more about grades than actually learning.
“My quote was directed to a few of the teachers I’ve had over the years who made me worry about my grade in the class more than actually learning what was being taught,” she said.
She acknowledged that her message could be taken as disrespectful, but explained that it was not her intention, adding that she had plenty of teachers who impacted her positively.
“To some people, it may seem disrespectful, but that wasn’t my intention. I’ve had so many teachers who made a positive impact on my life and I appreciate them all,” Simsuangco said.
“They’ve helped me grow as a person and I can’t thank them enough for it. I feel like a lot of people have had teachers who don’t make an effort to get in touch with their students.”
Simsuangco believes that while students are also responsible for their own learning, they are simply unable to control what goes inside the classroom at times.
“It’s kind of crazy to me how so many people relate to it. It’s important to give credit where it’s due but it’s also important to call out those who are unhelpful to their students,” she said.
“I also know it’s a two-way street and that students should be meeting the teachers halfway in order to learn something, but sometimes it’s out of the students’ control on what goes on in the classroom.”
To her surprise, the quote blew up since she first tweeted about it on May 17.
Apparently, a stream of Twitter users found it relatable, with many calling Simsuangco a “legend.”
Feature image via Twitter / StayLuckyy