Some college students in Australia have their fellow countrymen angry. The students decided to throw a “politically incorrect party” at a local venue, the Black Swan Hotel.
Well… if offending people was the idea, then mission accomplished.
The students (almost all white) decided to dress up in Ku Klux Klan robes, blackface, holocaust prisoner uniforms, and at least one Hitler for the shindig. The students then decided to post pictures all over social media… because of course they did.
Keepin’ it classy, guys.
Since party-goers posted pictures online, Twitter had no problem telling them exactly what they thought. Turns out, they aren’t all that impressed.
Australians are using the hashtag #WaggaSaysNotFunny to distance themselves from the group of college students from Charles Sturt University located in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales.
We encourage Wagga Wagga to help demonstrate that the displays at a recent, local “politically incorrect” themed party are NOT a reflection on our community. Use #WaggaSaysNotFunny to share why you arent laughing. pic.twitter.com/zTSrvFD5fz
— Eastern Riverina Arts (@riverinaarts) June 15, 2018
Unbelievably offensive. #WaggaSaysNotFunny
— Grace & Suzanne (@Whatsername_xXx) June 15, 2018
Imagine being so dull, so lame, so bland, that the only way for you to have a fun and memorable get together was to dress up as hate groups and mock the sufferings of other races
— ?Timmy Turner With The Burner? (@NoNameN33ded) June 16, 2018
They're Nazis/racists acting it out in a format they think can be contorted to look like an act of righteous political rebellion.— Ra’s ath-Thu’ban (@AlisonWattles) June 16, 2018
As a #Wagga resident, someone who attended the same Uni as these students, & someone with Aboriginal ancestry, I want it known, nobody here condones that sort of behaviour. #WaggaSaysNotFunny— Rhys Parton (@RhysParton) June 15, 2018
'#WaggaWagga CSU students slammed for 'offensive' costumes https://t.co/YWlXyeJpyp
But some people actually think this was totally fine.
nope. It was pretty funny. pic.twitter.com/M6Njc9XjBl— 452119vult (@452119vult) June 16, 2018
Why not ? It was a politically incorrect costume night .— DaveM (@dave67_david) June 16, 2018
This is awesome and funny lol— 5AMI98?? (@5A_98) June 16, 2018
Both the university and the hotel that hosted the event have spoken out saying they do not condone or support this sort of behavior, but – PLOT TWIST – the hotel has since deleted that statement off of all their social media.
As for the university, some don’t think they went far enough in their statement and suggested punishments for the perpetrators. Some also expressed concern for minority students on campus.
Beyond “offensive” CSU. This is totally unacceptable. Students should be made do community service given they r gaining their degrees on ABORIGINAL land (no, I’m not Aboriginal). Leadership/management heads should roll. What type of young professionals are you breeding in Wagga?
— Julie Proctor (@Procco73) June 15, 2018
What a disgrace.. what incredible ignorance.. The University should enforce them to go to a Holocaust Museum; maybe their parents should join them..
— Celina Peleg (@CelInaPel) June 17, 2018
If you truly “strongly condemn these actions”, start by identifying the students and permanently expelling them.
— Summer Knight? (@SummerKnight_xx) June 15, 2018
I’m concerned for the safety of CSU Indigenous students.
— meriki (@MerikiKO) June 15, 2018
Tell us what you think. Did the party-goers go too far? Did they disguise their own racism behind these “politically incorrect” costumes? Or was it a case of college kids that just got carried away again? Let us know!