Clemson University had previously banned Harambe decorations and memes on dorms because they were said to promote “racism” and “rape culture”.
Now, the school is backing down on its decision. A press release on the school's website says that, “We are committed to creating an inclusive, safe living community where all residents feel comfortable in peacefully expressing differing points of view. Last week, a door posting with a meme was brought to the attention of our staff as its content made some feel uncomfortable. We also want all residents to feel they are able express their thoughts, opinions and ideas.”
It goes on to add, “To that end, we want to clarify that building residents are able to post items on their individual doors.”
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News of the ban went viral online and received plenty of media attention. Fox News, Campus Reform and The Rebel all reported on the school's attack on free speech.
Harambe memes live once again.