Proper decorum still reigns over brainpower.
Facebook caused at least ten students to lose their chance of getting into the prestigious Harvard University.
It was reported in Harvard Crimson, the university paper, that a handful of students’ acceptances are rescinded due to the obscene memes they keep on posting on their social media account.
A handful of admitted students formed the messaging group—titled, at one point, “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens”—on Facebook in late December, according to two incoming freshmen.
In the group, students sent each other memes and other images mocking sexual assault, the Holocaust, and the deaths of children, according to screenshots of the chat obtained by The Crimson. Some of the messages joked that abusing children was sexually arousing, while others had punchlines directed at specific ethnic or racial groups. One called the hypothetical hanging of a Mexican child “piñata time.”
It was said that these students created a group dedicated to obscene memes. These incoming freshmen find joy in disturbing jokes and twisted sense of humor.
“Harvard admission is contingent on five conditions enumerated for students upon their acceptance — including one which stipulates admission will be revoked ‘if you engage in behavior that brings into question your honesty, maturity, or moral character,” Harvard’s director of Undergraduate Admissions Marlyn McGrath Lewis said to The Crimson way back in 2003 during the case of a student who allegedly plagiarized.
In light of this news, we can conclude that aptitude doesn’t measure your worth as a person, your morality does.