Penn State Social Media Personality Brad Kraut Drops Only Class To ‘Focus On TikTok’
Oh, to be an influencer.
Penn State-based TikToker Brad Kraut shocked his followers on Friday when he announced he would be dropping his only class of the spring 2023 semester so that he could devote more time to his TikTok account.
“I just feel that TikTok and connecting with my followers is taking up so much time,” Kraut said in a video posted to his TikTok. “With that in mind, I didn’t want to fall behind in my class. The obvious solution was to drop the class.”
Kraut, who has 547.5K followers on TikTok, became well known on TikTok in late 2022 when he posted motivational content telling viewers to “kick the sheets” and to be an “academic weapon.” He inspired countless students across the country to improve their grades, though, many later fell out of love with Kraut when he revealed he was only taking six credits during that semester.
The influencer did not respond to questions about whether his lack of classes this semester made him hypocritical, or if he was sending the wrong message to his viewers.
It has not yet been determined if Kraut intends to complete his degree. However, he did hint that he would return to Penn State for the fall 2023 semester.
“Just because I’m kicking the sheets only for you guys doesn’t mean that I won’t be back kicking them for class in a few months,” Kraut said in that same video. “Plus, if I drop out of school, it will look bad for the JERPA partnership, and I can’t handle that.”
Kraut was later seen sitting in Irving’s in downtown State College scrolling through his phone wearing an Ohio State varsity jacket.
Editor’s note: This story is part of Onward State’s April Fools’ Day series. It is satirical, meant for entertainment, and not to be taken literally. Any quotes were made up for the purpose of this post.
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