- Devin Nunes is suing Twitter over parody accounts of his mom, cow Monday 8:15 PM
- The best new movies at SXSW 2019 Monday 7:55 PM
- #AbledsAreWeird demonstrates how not to treat people with disabilities Monday 7:33 PM
- YouTubers keep uploading racist meme anthem played by New Zealand shooter Monday 5:38 PM
- Myspace confirms that a decade-plus of user-uploaded music is gone Monday 5:03 PM
- ‘Love, Death & Robots’ suffers from blatant sexism Monday 4:38 PM
- Khloe Kardashian faces backlash for Instagram post saying to ‘love thy racist neighbor’ Monday 4:07 PM
- This Twitter user wants to expose white YouTubers for racist, transphobic content Monday 3:55 PM
- Trump retweeted a QAnon supporter during his Twitter bender Monday 1:24 PM
- Katrina Pierson supports Trump tweeting more about Fox than New Zealand shooting Monday 1:19 PM
- PewDiePie’s alt-right ties are impossible to ignore Monday 1:05 PM
- With this blade, I protect this meme Monday 12:48 PM
- Lead actress in ‘The Color Purple’ revival criticized for homophobic post Monday 12:39 PM
- ‘Arrested Development’ ends the same way it did the first time—unceremoniously Monday 12:10 PM
- Alleged gunman tried to rob YouTuber Adam22 during livestream Monday 11:32 AM
The memes that led to Harvard rescinding 10 offer letters are worse than you imagined
These are possibly more graphic than you imagined.
Ten students who were slated to attend Harvard this fall had their offers rescinded after the university discovered a secret meme group they were involved with. From a general Harvard meme Facebook page, a group message called “Harvard memes for horny bourgeoise teens” and a spin-off titled “General Fuckups” developed, where students posted memes the school felt it could not be associated with. Naturally, after the news broke yesterday, everyone wondered just how offensive the memes truly were, and know we have the answer.
The Tab, which covers college communities, was able to get its hands on some of the memes, and consider yourself warned: They are incredibly crude, racist, and deeply disturbing. Topics in the meme group included: Having sex with babies, the Holocaust, lynching people of other races, and bestiality. The following were posted to “General Fuckups,” a spinoff of the “horny bourgeoisie teens” group.
You can see more of the memes over at the Tab. According to BuzzFeed, which spoke with some members of the group—and published some of the memes kids used to gain entry into the secret groups—the memes were originally benign and all in good fun before taking a very dark turn.
“For the first like four months it was great,” one student said. “Just wholesome memes and discussions about life. Just like an open forum for people to chat.”
In a statement about the matter to BuzzFeed, Harvard officials said they do not comment on individual admissions, but that they “[reserve] the right to withdraw an offer of admission under the following conditions, which are clearly expressed to students upon their admission.”
David Covucci is the Layer 8 editor at the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the web. His work has appeared in Vice, the Huffington Post, Jezebel, Gothamist, and other publications. He is particularly interested in hearing any tips you have. Reach out at [email protected]