On Saturday, students in the Zeta Zeta chapter of the Delta Kappa
Epsilon fraternity hung a sign from their fraternity house that read:
“Getting Massacred Is Nothing New To Kent St.,” referencing what has
become known as the Kent State Massacre.
On May 4, 1970, the Ohio
National Guard opened fire on unarmed students protesting U.S. military
operations in Cambodia. Four students were killed in the shootings; nine
LSU’s football team beat Kent State 45-13 on Saturday.
Lanpher, executive director of the DKE fraternity’s national chapter,
did not respond to a message left at his office on Monday seeking
Alexander said he saw the banner Saturday morning just
moments before campus police told the students to take the sign down. He
said the university could impose some disciplinary action on the
fraternity but did not specify how likely that would be or what
potential actions LSU could take.
“This was really bad judgment and poor taste,” Alexander said. “Hopefully, they’ll use better judgment from now on.”
fraternity’s LSU chapter has a history of hanging controversial banners
including a sign last year that read: “Like the Batman Premiere, We’re
Starting Off With a Bang!” It was a reference to the July 20, 2012, mass
shooting inside an Aurora, Colo., movie theater during a midnight
screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in which James Holmes is accused of
killing 12 people.
The fraternity also has previously hung signs
making light of the use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria
and the 2011 trial in which Florida woman Casey Anthony was acquitted of
killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony.
The LSU Dekes are notorious for their malakatude. Their mamas should really wash their collective mouths out with soap. They have subsequently apologized for their moronic banner with-you guessed it-another banner:
If only these cretins would stop calling themselves Greeks. It’s a slur on my people but what can I do about it? This incident is reminiscent of the notorious sign that some idiotic Bears fan waved at the NFC Championship game between the Saints and Bears not long after the thing:
Death, tragedy and destruction aren’t funny and neither is transforming sports hate into real hate. Are you listening frat boys?
Hmm, I wonder if the Dekes have ever heard Neil Young’s song about the Kent State Massacre? The opening line could now be “Tin soldiers and Les Miles coming…”