Friday, December 7, 2007

Penn State students mock Va. Tech victims with halloween costume

Friday, December 7, 2007
Its not like I needed another reason to hate Penn State (PSU, WVU, and UVA are Maryland's natural football rivals) but its classless student body continues to give me reasons to hate it more. These bastards have sunk to new lows. A couple of these whores dressed like Virginia Tech victims for Halloween. Tacky, right? No. Tacky is going to someone else's house to fuck your boyfriend because despite being a Step 2, GS-11 federal employee (google'll get my point) and being three months away from your 29th birthday you still live in your momma's basement and your 27 year-old boyfriend stays in his daddy's den (yes, that was a read.) What these Penn State students did is deplorable and just plain mean.

Students Dress as VT Victims, Cause Outrage
Lindsey Henley
WSLS NewsChannel 10
Thursday, December 6, 2007

Full phone interview with Penn State student (Windows Media)
Reaction at Penn State

Two Penn State students, dressed as Virginia Tech shooting victims, at a Halloween party have enraged people from the Virginia Tech community, as well as the entire country.

10 On Your Side has seen all of the controversial pictures. They are of two Penn State students and are extremely graphic. Both are wearing Virginia Tech t-shirts and elaborate make-up. Both have bullet holes in their bodies.

Our decision not to show you the pictures is a result of our desire to be sensitive to a community that is still grieving. We also want to show respect to the shooting victims, their families, and their friends. Showing these pictures would serve no purpose.

We talked with one of the students who wore the costume. He said the outfits were worn to a small party and meant to be private.

"It's not that it was funny, it's that we are notorious and infamous in the state college, so we have to do things that push the envelope just for shock value," he said.

Penn State officials were quick to respond to the costumes.

"We are appalled that these individuals would display this level of insensitivity, indifference, and lack of common decency and sense by dressing up in this manner," the school said.

"The fact that one of these individuals is actually from Virginia, makes it even more difficult to understand. Just because something is within the bounds of the Constitution and free speech, does not mean it should be undertaken. We certainly condemn these ugly and senseless actions. Most Penn Staters are as offended by this as anyone from Virginia Tech would be-- and rightfully so. These two people do not represent 90,000 Penn State students. They represent themselves."

After seeing the pictures, a Virginia Tech student created a Facebook group called, "People Against This Costume." Some of the upset members have left threatening messages to the Penn State students.

"This is a group of college students who now think it's trendy to be upset about their friends being killed," one of the two Penn State students who wore the costume said. "I don't know what they teach people in Virginia Tech, but at Penn State we don't learn to threaten people with murder to teach them that murdering is wrong."

He goes on to defend the pictures.

"The thing is, everybody's making a big stink about Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech was 32 deaths out of the 26 thousand that happen in America everyday," he said. "That's the problem with college students. They all live in an ivory tower of privilege. They don't understand, when it all boils down to it, it's someone wearing a costume."

Reaction from Tech students and Blacksburg residents was disgust.

"That somebody would have the nerve to mock [the victims]. They were really good people," said local business owner, Carol Gwin.

Gwin knew three of the victims in the shootings and considered them cherished friends.


fuzzy said...

Plain WRONG is what it is! WRONG!!!

Anonymous said...

So what's the problem?

Cocoa Rican said...

Wow...I think some of the sentiments I read during Halloween were on point...people are choosing to wear garb that really aren't costumes, but unfortunate moments in history - ie. slaves, blackface, murder victims, etc.
What happen to fairies, monsters, etc.? Besides, at a certain age Halloween isn't what it used to be and costumes get more challenging as you grow older and more apt to want to be shocking rather than scary.

Jackson said...

This act goes beyond indecent—it’s obscene. People can be so immature and insensitive.

One Man’s Opinion said...

Wow, this is craze and sick. I wonder what goes on in the heads of some people these days. Nobody cares about anything anymore, all they want is Publicity. The punk on talking in the interview, which I am listening to as I write this comment, is full of crap. He and his friends knew damn well what was going to become of this shit. What are we? Idiots. Next year why don't they go as all of the people who died of complications for HIV and AIDS! Sick bastards! (I love how he says I personally don't care if it hurt other people, I could hurt people if I wanted. He needed to just shut the fuck up!)

That Dude Right There said...

No significant comment will be made on this one.

Darius T. Williams said...

Wow - that pic is absolutely crazy.

bLaQ~n~MiLD said...

Ignorance rears it's ugly head in the darndest places...

Ailed LittleKnight said...

people can be so cruel!

Dayne Avery said...

I agree with blaq and most of the other comments.

Mr. Jones said...

I'm not at all surprised that this happened on a college campus. And as much as I despise Penn State, this could've happened anywhere. College kids (and I'll catch some flack for this, but it's mostly the white boys) come from all sorts of ignorant ass backgrounds. This doesn't surprise me one bit.

Thanks for the feedback everyone esp. the Captain who in an e-mail admitted that his online persona is just that...a persona. I knew he wasn't insane.

jameil1922 said...

ig.nor.ant. when i heard about this i was like really?? really?? its like that penn state? and for people to defend their axns is unconscionable. ridiculous.

yet another black guy said...

see, a good ass whipping will take care of all that.

yet another black guy said...

better yet someone should whoop both their asses and then go to a party next year dressed as them.

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