(Frat) Boys will be boys

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It’s not a banner day for LSU grads but, hey, at least I’m not a frat boy:

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
were wounded.

LSU’s football team beat Kent State 45-13 on Saturday.

Doug
Lanpher, executive director of the DKE fraternity’s national chapter,
did not respond to a message left at his office on Monday seeking
comment.

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.”

The
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:

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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:

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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…”

4 thoughts on “(Frat) Boys will be boys

  1. adrastos says:

    They’ve got the google. They also probably thought dead lefties would be funny since the white LSU frats tend to be Republican leaning.

  2. mass says:

    The LSU DKEs have always been assholes, at least since the late ’70s when I started hitting LSU parties in high school.
    My sister texted me Monday night to un-enthusiasticaly let me know that my nephew pledged there this year. Rich grandaddy (hubby’s dad) was a DKE and is funding the frat stuff. I expressed my disappointment and told her she could share that with my nephew.
    She knows what a bunch of assholes that frat has always been. I’m not married and not a parent, so I don’t know what she faces. Fuck. What a disappointment.

  3. MapleStreet says:

    On one hand, if Kent State was in 1970 (43 years ago) then I dare say most of the frat kids have no memory of the massacre and are even potentially 2 generations removed from the time (if gramps had kids in 1970 and one of those kids then had the frat kids in 1990).
    But I’ve got to agree that this was in extremely vile, bad taste.
    Although I’m guessing the frat kids would have said it was a joke. To be in a frat you have to spend a lot of money and be popular – can’t remember too many frat kings being from the lower economic class. Seeing this pattern, are the kids in this frat more likely to be conservatives?

  4. Athenae says:

    I saw CSNY play this a couple of years ago during a reunion concert. The place was full of people who were kids when that happened and it went totally apeshit. Even the rent-a-cops got nervous, like oh fuck, those old hippies are about to riot all over again. Something like that is never not too soon to joke about.
    A.

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