University of California Irvine Fraternity Posts Controversial Black Face Video.

Suit & Tie Parody

Lambda Theta Delta, a fra­ter­nity, at UC Irvine, has cre­ated and posted a video of 4 frat broth­ers danc­ing to Justin Timberlake’s song “Suit And Tie” with one mem­ber in blackface.

Here’s what Thomas Parham, UC Irvine’s vice chan­cel­lor for stu­dent affairs has to say about the video;

“We are dis­mayed to see what I think is insen­si­tive in a video par­ody that was made by these individuals,”

The Lambda Theta Delta Chap­ter released the fol­low­ing statement;

“The use of black face in the video is incred­i­bly offen­sive as well as insen­si­tive. This behav­ior is sim­ply unac­cept­able and the indi­vid­u­als respon­si­ble for the video have already been rep­ri­manded within the orga­ni­za­tion prior to the pub­lic out­cry to which this for­mal apol­ogy is respond­ing. We want to ensure every­one that this video does not rep­re­sent the views of the col­lec­tive house. With that being said it does acknowl­edge the fact that we have some igno­rant indi­vid­u­als within our orga­ni­za­tion, whom we have already dealt with ourselves.”

 

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