Virginia Tech Shooting Victims Halloween Costume Prank Exposed
If you have not heard about this yet, it started with a couple of Penn State students dressing up for holloween as Virginia Tech School shooting victims. They posted it on their Facebook page which eventually was leaked and now has become national news.
There are 3 parts to the video, I posted all three here. Parts (1 of 3) (2 of 3) and (3 of 3)
Below is an exerpt from from Mashable.com an interview done on December 07 by one of the people who were seen in the videos. I may share my opinion in the comments later but I will let you form your own opinions and see what everyone thinks.
Take a listen to this moron defending his decision to dress up as a Virginia Tech shooting victim on Halloween - the photos ignited a controversy this week after they were posted to Facebook.
The Penn State student says in his defense: “I personally don’t care if it hurt other people’s feelings…if I wanted to hurt people, trust me, I could come up with the greatest campaign to hurt everyone. I would photograph myself as a Virginia Tech student and write I Hate Virginia Tech on my shirt and Kill Them All and send photos to everyone in the school.”
Predictably, the backlash is also happening on Facebook: apparently Penn State students are setting up Facebook groups to condemn the costumes. Take note: when you do something dumb, Facebook can make it international news overnight.
This is the original story that broke last week.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Photos of two
Penn State students dressed up as victims of the Virginia Tech massacre
for Halloween prompted a rebuke from the university this week.
pictures, which show the students wearing Virginia Tech shirts covered
in bullet holes and fake blood, recently surfaced on Facebook.com, a
social networking site. The students were not disciplined, but Penn
State condemned the actions in a letter sent to Virginia Tech officials.
"We're appalled that these individuals would
display this level of insensitivity and lack of common decency by
dressing up in this manner," the statement said. "The fact that one of
the individuals is actually from Virginia makes it even more difficult
A Penn State spokeswoman, Lisa
Powers, said the school has identified the students in the photos, but
would not release their names.
The students will not face university discipline, Powers said. Punishment would violate their free-speech rights, she added.