September 28, 2016

Clemson University backtracks, shoots down Harambe ban after internet outrage

StaffRebel Columnist

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.”

RELATED: UMass bans #Harambe memes: They’re “micro-aggressions” against African students

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.

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commented 2016-09-28 17:50:35 -0400
Gorillas are magnificent creatures and to associate them with human racism and bigotry is a wicked act.
commented 2016-09-28 14:13:31 -0400
Dicks out for social justice wankers.
commented 2016-09-28 12:58:37 -0400
Harambe isn’t the least bit offensive, but even if it were, most people keep a stiff upper lip… progressives on the other hand are the exact opposite… loose lower lip.