Harvard Revokes Admission of Several Students for Posting ‘Offensive’ Memes

Harvard University revoked admission offers to at least 10 incoming students after the school discovered the individuals were posting explicit and obscene memes in a Facebook chat group that advocated sexual assault and mocked the death of children.

The potential students began sharing posts in a private chat group that splintered off from a larger one of about 100 students who contacted each other through the school’s official Class of 2021 Facebook page that was meant for new students to meet each other, the Harvard Crimson first reported on Sunday.

The online group was originally meant to share memes on popular culture, and started off as “lighthearted” but then a few members began getting inappropriate, an incoming student who was a part of the larger group told the Harvard Crimson.

The students who began posting the explicit memes started their own subsect and demanded that members of the larger group post provocative memes in order to gain admission in their chat room, Cassandra Luca, an incoming student who joined the first group but not the second, told the Harvard Crimson.

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Harvard University has rescinded offers to at least 10 incoming students over “obscene” memes.