Harvard Revokes Acceptance to Students Over Facebook Jokes About Sexual Assault, Child Abuse
Harvard rescinded acceptance offers to at least 10 incoming freshmen after the college reportedly found out about the offensive posts they made on a private Facebook group.
The Harvard Crimson states that the students were part of a messaging forum called “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens.” The chat group was described as an obscene offshoot of a Class of 2021 forum, where potential students would share memes and commentary about pop culture and mutual interests.
The Crimson states that they have seen screenshots of what was posted on the offending forum, and the details are fairly disturbing:
In the group, students sent each other memes and other images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of children…Some of the messages joked that abusing children was sexually arousing, while others had punchlines directed at specific ethnic or racial groups. One called the hypothetical hanging of a Mexican child “piñata time.”
University officials found out about the X-rated forum around mid-April, and the Employees in the Admissions Office asked the students involved to explain themselves and disclose everything they posted. College spokesperson Rachael Dane said she wouldn’t comment on the status of “individual applicants,” though The Crimson notes that school policy states that Harvard “reserves the right to withdraw an offer of admission under various conditions including if an admitted student engages in behavior that brings into question his or her honesty, maturity, or moral character.”
In the end, the Admissions Office decided to yank their acceptance letters to the offending students.
Watch above, via HLN.
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