Harvard Revokes Admissions From Students Who Shared Insensitive Memes

Maybe they?ll learn from this.

Harvard University revoked offers of acceptance from at least 10 potential freshmen after discovering they had posted memes in a Facebook messaging group mocking rape, the Holocaust and child sex abuse, The Harvard Crimson reported Sunday.

According to the campus newspaper, which had obtained screengrabs of the messaging group, some participants joked that abusing children was sexually gratifying. Others targeted ethnicity, race or nationality. One poster referred to the hanging of a Mexican child as ?piñata time.? Two incoming students told the Crimson the group was at one point called ?Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens.?

After discovering the messaging group ? which had split off from what one student called a ?lighthearted? Facebook chat for admitted students ? administrators informed the offending applicants in April that the admission offers no longer stood, the Crimson noted. A university spokesperson declined comment to the paper.

For more on the story, visit the Crimson.

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