Even in 2016, you can wear a lotttttt of ‘offensive’ costumes that will fly under the radar. Blackface is not one of them. There are few rules of Halloween, and not wearing blackface HAS to be the number one rule. Everyone knows that. Or at least everyone SHOULD know that. But apparently, this University of Central Arkansas frat bro didn’t get the memo.
Via Arkansas Matters:
“A photo has been circulating that shows a young man in blackface. The photo was shared by a member of the fraternity on a private Instagram account. Screen shots of that post have been further shared. The national Sigma Tau Gamma organization has recommended the student be kicked out of the fraternity.”
I mean, it’s not even a good costume. He went as Bill Cosby. Total lack of creativity. Juice needs to be worth the squeeze, kid.
In response, the University of Central Arkansas released the following statement:
“A short time ago we were made aware of a picture on social media showing what is purported to be a UCA student wearing blackface. This picture is highly offensive and repugnant, and this representation goes against all we, at UCA believe and stand for. This institution embraces all races, cultures, and nationalities. We strive each day to be welcoming, inclusive and diverse, and will always continue to do so. The matter will be investigated by the appropriate University offices, and we can assure the UCA family and all others that it will (be) dealt with accordingly.”
According to the Sigma Tau Gamma CEO, the student has been expelled from the fraternity. It’s hard to feel bad for the kid when it’s so blatantly his fault. But the looks of it, he was a rogue costume and was the only jackass in blackface.