Theta Tau Fraternity Expelled Over Racist, Homophobic, Sexist And Everything In Between Video
Pretty much every negative stereotype of fraternity members can be seen playing out in horrific detail in a viral video of a skit performed by members of Syracuse University's Theta Tau fraternity. The video is so egregiously offensive that, after less than a week's worth of deliberation, the university has permanently banned Theta Tau from campus. Not surprisingly, Chancellor Kent Syverud condemned the video as "racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic, ableist and sexist."
Among the many quotable gems included in the skit, members can be heard pledging the oath:
I solemnly swear to have hatred in my heart for n***ers, sp*cs and most importantly the f**kin’ k*kes.
And they don't leave out the gays, also stating:
...Get together and [talk] about their significant others while drinking different wines and talking in gay girly accents.
The chapter claims in an official statement that the skit was intended to be satirical. Supposedly members were deriding a Republican pledge for his conservative views, and the video is meant to expand our minds, and dare I say, our hearts:
It was a satirical sketch of an uneducated, racist, homophobic, misogynist, sexist, ableist and intolerant person. The young man playing the part of this character nor the young man being roasted do not hold any of the horrible views espoused as a part of that sketch.
The video was originally posted to a secret Facebook page only intended to be seen by members of Theta Tau, so its designation as a tool for expanded, liberal thinking kind of hits a roadblock right there. The school administration - not to mention outraged students - aren't buying the fraternity's response, and this somber video from the school details the extent to which the members could be prosecuted:
The video itself is NSFEyeballs, and may offend some viewers. You can see it HERE. Proceed with caution...