At least 10 students cost themselves admission to Harvard University for the dumbest reason possible: memes. Apparently, the Harvard College Class of 2021 Facebook group wasn’t cool enough for these meme-enthusiasts, so they formed their own space.
Via The Harvard Crimson, this would turn out to be a disastrous decision
A handful of admitted students formed the messaging group—titled, at one point, “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens”—on Facebook in late December, according to two incoming freshmen.
In the group, students sent each other memes and other images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of children, according to screenshots of the chat obtained by The Crimson. Some of the messages joked that abusing children was sexually arousing, while others had punchlines directed at specific ethnic or racial groups. One called the hypothetical hanging of a Mexican child “piñata time.”
After discovering the existence and contents of the chat, Harvard administrators revoked admissions offers to at least ten participants in mid-April, according to several members of the group. University officials have previously said that Harvard’s decision to rescind a student’s offer is final.
How these morons got into Harvard in the first place is beyond me. Don’t they know that nothing can stay a secret on the internet? You post some dumb shit on Facebook, and even if that group is private, you are going to have to pay the piper. If you think Zuckerberg is going to let his alma mater get disgraced like that, then you dorks have another thing coming!
So let this serve as a lesson to all of you high school seniors getting ready to leave for college. I know it’s tempting to start going crazy, but don’t f*ck it up now. You’re mere months away from having the time of your life, so stick to the classic SpongeBob memes and stay out of trouble. Don’t pull a DeSean Jackson when you’re this close to the promised land.