An LSU fraternity is in trouble this week following a tasteless message some students posted on a house window, with the banner mocking the 1970 Kent State massacre through their words. The Inquisitr reports this Tuesday, Sept. 17, that the offensive message is one that might result in possible punishment or corrective action taken against the university organization.
The outspoken LSU fraternity posted a banner recently when the LSU Tigers were facing off against the Kent State Golden Flashes. Delta Kappa Epsilon wanted to show off their school’s prowess and confidence with a tasteless message, leading some to take the words as a mockery of the tragic Kent State shootings of 1970. The banner reads:
“Getting massacred is nothing new to Kent State.”
With few things in the world less funny than college students being shot down and killed, the DKE fraternity quickly realized their banner was in poor taste, and were said to offer an official apology to LSU and to Kent State. However, it is unknown whether any official punishable action will be taken by LSU for the tasteless message, though the school did release a statement this week that they will not allow nor condone such behavior.
The university officials said in their own message:
“LSU certainly does not condone this insensitive behavior and poor judgment by the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. LSU officials have spoken with the fraternity and believe that the students now understand the gravity of their actions. The students have issued a formal apology to Kent State University. LSU is also working with local and national DKE leaders in an effort to prevent this type of behavior in the future.”
The LSU fraternity also landed into a bit of hot water earlier this Sept. 2013 after deciding to mock the troubles in Syria and the chemical gas attack set against several hundred civilians, posting another offensive banner that many took to be “downright rude,” concluded the report:
“LSU vs. UAB It’s gonna be a gas. Syriasly.”
Do you believe the LSU fraternity should have any corrective action taken against them in this case, or is it simply free speech among college students?