High school student’s fake Harvard rejection letter goes viral

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CHICAGO — A high school student in Chicago has written a hilarious fake rejection letter from Harvard University that the internet can’t stop talking about.

Molly McGaan, 18, wrote the letter for her school’s satirical magazine “Citizen Poke,” and it was initially posted to the magazine’s Facebook page.

With references to mix tapes,”$wagg moneyyyy” and a “recommendation letter” from rapper Chief Keef, McGaan’s creation quickly went viral. Some even believed it was real.

“People legitimately think it’s real, which is so bizarre to me. It’s just so insane,”McGaan told The Boston Globe.

McGaan did apply to Harvard and told the Globe she hopes that making light of the admissions process won't hurt her chances. Harvard officials said they have seen McGaan’s creation but will not comment, the Globe reports.

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