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Penn State sorority apologizes for having offensive Mexican-themed party

Posted by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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This photo made the rounds on Tumblr on Monday showing an offensive Penn State sorority Mexican-themed party. (Tumblr)

This photo made the rounds on Tumblr on Monday showing an offensive Penn State sorority Mexican-themed party. (Tumblr)

Penn State sorority apologizes for having offensive Mexican-themed party

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11:40 pm on 12/04/2012

A sorority having a Mexican-themed party seems harmless. But a Penn State sorority party photo surfaced Monday showing a group of girls wearing sombreros, ponchos and fake moustaches and holding signs saying "will mow lawn for weed" and "I don't cut grass, I smoke it," reports the Onward State.

The school's newspaper the Daily Collegian reports the offensive photo reached the Penn State Penhellenic Council to investigate the Nu Gamma Chapter of Chi Omega who in turn issued an apology. "Our chapter of Chi Omega sincerely apologizes for portraying inappropriate and untrue stereotypes," said the chapter's head Jessica Riccardi.

The identity of the girls from the Chi Omega sorority were discovered because they were tagged on Facebook. The students have not been disciplined yet since the case is still under investigation, reports Gawker.

Onward State reports Susan LeGalley, Penn State's Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority would not comment on the case adding her office "traditionally doesn't talk with reporters."

This is not the first time students hold inappropriate parties. Last week , pictures of Baylor University students also in sombreros, moustaches displaying "Green Card" signs attempting to scale a border fence surfaced on Facebook and Instagram. "Baylor is an academic community that does not and would not tolerate racism on our campus," said Lori Fogleman, the director of Media Communications told Latino Rebels . Though the school confirmed the student who posted the pictures was a Baylor student, they could not say if the pictures were taken on campus. In June, A Southern California high school cancelled senior week "Seniores" and "Senoritas" events after deciding students dressed as gang members, Border Patrol agents and a pregnant female pushing a stroller were offensive.

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edelweiss23
by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:55 AM
Very classy ladies!





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maciymommieof3
by Silver Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 8:01 AM
what a way to make your momma proud...............NOT
candlegal
by Judy on Dec. 5, 2012 at 8:06 AM

SMH

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Dec. 5, 2012 at 9:57 AM
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I don't care.

Sororities and Fraternities throw themed parties all the time. Someone somewhere is probably offended. Oh Well.
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dustinsmom1
by JENN on Dec. 5, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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 I think its funny. People need to lighten up. No matter what you do, if someone wanted to, they could be "offended". The pc bullshit is getting old.

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Kaylawv2
by Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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I agree

Quoting dustinsmom1:

 I think its funny. People need to lighten up. No matter what you do, if someone wanted to, they could be "offended". The pc bullshit is getting old.

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Claire-Huxtable
by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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Yet so many on here would find a redneck or hillbilly or white trash party funny.
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frogbender
by Captain Underpants on Dec. 5, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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They should have had a Cheech and Chong themed party, then those signs would be completely true! 

batmansgirl
by Bronze Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 10:47 AM
Your 100% correct and it wouldn't be labeled racist either.

Quoting Claire-Huxtable:

Yet so many on here would find a redneck or hillbilly or white trash party funny.
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Arroree
by Ruby Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Do tell how a group of White people doing a White trash party would be racist???

Quoting batmansgirl:

Your 100% correct and it wouldn't be labeled racist either.

Quoting Claire-Huxtable:

Yet so many on here would find a redneck or hillbilly or white trash party funny.


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