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People are upset at Paul Ryan for supposedly stealing footage of a BC graduation


People are calling out Speaker of the House Paul Ryan after he released a video on Tuesday that featured unauthorized footage taken by a former Boston College employee.

In the video, shared to Ryan's official Twitter profile and YouTube account, Ryan suggests people could file their taxes on a form the size of a postcard.  

However, his call to simplify the tax code was quickly overshadowed by Sean Casey, the man who shot some of the footage featured in the video.

Casey tweeted that Ryan’s office did not ask him if it could use his footage.

University Spokesman Jack Dunn said BC had not authorized its use, according to Boston College student newspaper The Heights.

"If you’re a family trying to pay for college tuition, you have to wade through more than a dozen tax provisions and almost 100 pages of IRS instructions to figure it out,” he says in the video, as footage of BC Commencement rolls, shot by Casey.

"Uh... that's bad. Very bad," one user tweeted. Casey responded to the user saying he's notified Ryan's team to take down his footage.

You can watch the full video here. Casey says his footage appears at the :20-28 mark.

Circa reached out to Speaker Ryan's office for comment, but have not received a response at this time. 

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