Harvard rescinds acceptances for at least ten students for obscene memes

“Harvard College rescinded admissions offers to at least ten prospective members of the Class of 2021 after the students traded sexually explicit memes and messages that sometimes targeted minority groups in a private Facebook group chat,” according to the Harvard Crimsom newspaper.

“A handful of admitted students formed the messaging group—titled, at one point, ‘Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens’— on Facebook in late December, according to two incoming freshmen.

“In the group, students sent each other memes and other images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of children, according to screenshots of the chat obtained by The Crimson. 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.’

“After discovering the existence and contents of the chat, Harvard administrators revoked admissions offers to at least ten participants in mid-April, according to several members of the group. University officials have previously said that Harvard’s decision to rescind a student’s offer is final.”

The rest of the article is here.

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One Response to Harvard rescinds acceptances for at least ten students for obscene memes

  1. Annie Fox says:

    Doesn’t sound like they’re smart enough to attend Harvard based on antic like this.

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