notice the token Asian girl trying to fit in. does she ever think about what they say about Asians when they are not in her presence? isn’t she not aware of the current rising anti-Asian sentiment which is being incited by Hollywood and their audience openly calling for hate crimes and murder of Asians?
A Penn State sorority is under investigation after an offensive photo of its members at a Mexican-themed party was posted online.
Clad in sombreros and ponchos, the young women, from the Nu Gamma chapter of Chi Omega, wear fake mustaches, some carrying signs that say, “Will mow lawn for weed and beer,” and, “I don’t cut grass, I smoke it.”
“This photo has been brought to our attention and we are looking into the issue,” Lisa Powers, the director of public information for the university, told the Daily News.
“While these individuals are within their First Amendment rights to express themselves in this way, we are appalled that they would display this level of insensitivity,” Powers said.
“These costumes and this group do not represent fraternity and sorority life at Penn State, nor the 95,000 students who attend our University.”
Student affairs employees have been in touch with the Chi Omega’s national headquarters, she said.
The sorority is working on “educational directives” for the students in the photo, Chi Omega Fraternity Director of Communications Whitney Heckathorne told the Daily News.
“Chi Omega believes that dignity, self-esteem, and respect are inalienable rights of each individual and neither endorses nor condones behavior that violates our organization’s policy on human dignity or the basic tenets of our Sisterhood,” Heckathorne said. “The Fraternity believes that personal degradation has no place in our organization, even if such behavior is meant facetiously or in jest.”
Jessica Ricardi, the president of the Nu Gamma chapter of Chi Omega, apologized in a statement to the school’s newspaper, The Daily Collegian.
“Our chapter of Chi Omega sincerely apologizes for portraying inappropriate and untrue stereotypes,” Ricardi said. “The picture in question does not support any of Chi Omega’s values or reflect what the organization aspires to be.”