A VIDEO showing a lady brandishing a machete and threatening a reporter and photographer has gone viral.
Shellyne Rodriguez, a Hunter College lecturer, made headlines after threatening two New York Post employees – but who is she?
Who is Shellyne Rodriguez?
Shellyne is a visual artist and former lecturer residing in New York City’s Bronx.
The School of Visual Arts awarded her a BFA in Visual and Critical Studies.
She eventually earned an MFA in Fine Art from CUNY Hunter College, where she later taught.
What did Shellyne Rodriguez do?
A video of Shellyne ranting at CUNY Hunter College students went viral in early May 2023.
The kids were campaigning for the Pro-Life cause.
She was heard accusing them of “not educating and triggering my students” on the video.
Following the incident, a New York Post reporter and photographer went to her residence to interrogate her, where she reportedly threatened them aggressively.
She threatened the reporter with a knife around his neck.
She was overheard yelling, “Get the f*** away from my door, or I’m going to chop you up with this machete.”
Shellyne also followed them back to their car and threatened them again, as shown in the video.
Where is Shellyne Rodriguez from?
Shellyne was born in the Bronx in 1977 and has spent her whole life there.
She lives and works in the neighborhood, but she was just fired as a result of the video showing her pestering the New York Post writer.
Much of her work may be seen in the Bronx.
Shellyne is a visual artist who has also written for magazines.
She has organized community events and is a part of Take Back The Bronx, a collective of Latinx artists.
She received a public sculpture commission to design a statue in The Bronx that she described as “a monument to Bronx residents.”
She’s also worked with MoMA to develop a six-week art workshop for New York City citizens pursuing the GED.
Her work has been shown at New York University, the Bronx River Art Center, and the Queens Museum.