Every year, South Carolina’s Clemson University celebrates Mexican heritage by putting on a huge celebration known as “Maximum Mexican Day,” which pays tribute to delicious south-of-the-border cuisine, as well as Mexican music and dance.
The annual party is a favorite among Clemson students and faculty. But, it won’t be happening next year, thanks to TWO students who took to Twitter this year to criticize Wednesday’s event as “culturally insensitive.”
Instead of approaching the students and listening to their concerns on an individual basis while the vast majority of students continued to take part in the respectful event, in typical liberal weak-kneed fashion, Clemson brass shut it down completely.
Clemson University’s Senior Associate Vice President of Student Affairs, Dough Hallenbeck, issued apologies Thursday for what he called a “flattened cultural view of Mexican culture.”
He continued his whiny-baby liberal apology with, “It is the mission of University Housing & Dining to create supportive and challenging environments that enrich and nourish lives. We failed to live out our mission yesterday, and we sincerely apologize.”
“What’s next? Are they going to take away all potato based food as to not offend students from Irish decent? Remove the stir-fry station so Asian-American students don’t feel as if they are being misrepresented? When does it end?” asked Clemson senior Austin Pendergist in an interview with Campus Reform.
Pendergist also wondered how the offended students would act “when they discover that Taco Bell is a thing.”
Another student tweeted in response to the complaining students, “I’m offended that you’re offended.”