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Penn State sorority sisters denigrate Mexicans in party photo
Penn State's Chi Omega chapter apologized for this photo that was posted on Tumblr.
December 5th, 2012
12:37 PM ET

Penn State sorority sisters denigrate Mexicans in party photo

By Moni Basu, CNN

(CNN) - Penn State has had its share of controversy for a while, but this week it is getting some more unwanted attention.

The university's Chi Omega sorority chapter is under investigation after a photo with Mexican stereotypes surfaced on a social media site.

It shows a group of sorority members dressed in ponchos and sombreros and wearing fake mustaches. One woman holds a sign that says: "Will mow lawn for weed + beer." Another sign says: "I don't cut grass. I smoke it."

The photograph was taken at a Mexican-themed party around Halloween, according to the independent college blog, Onward State. It was posted last week on Tumblr.

The university's Panhellenic Council said it had received concerns about the photo and that the council does not condone derogatory behavior from members.

"The Penn State Panhellenic Council recognizes the offensive nature of the photo and is therefore taking the matter very seriously," the executive board said in a statement.

"We are addressing the situation immediately with the members of the chapter in conjunction with their national headquarters," it said. "Our council and all its members strive to hold ourselves to a high standard and are disappointed by any failure to meet these expectations."

Jessica Riccardi, president of the Chi Omega chapter at Penn State, released an apology to The Daily Collegian newspaper.

“Our chapter of Chi Omega sincerely apologizes for portraying inappropriate and untrue stereotypes," she said. "The picture in question does not support any of Chi Omega’s values or reflect what the organization aspires to be."

The connections to the sorority were discovered through members' names tagged on Facebook, Onward State said. The posts have since been taken down.

Penn State public relations director Lisa Powers said that university officials have had conversations with Chi Omega members and that the women have expressed "deep remorse."

"The students in the photo are within their First Amendment rights to express themselves in this way, although we are certainly appalled that they would display this level of insensitivity and lack of judgment," Powers said.

"Because the right of free expression is guaranteed under the Constitution - for both behaviors we disagree with or for those that we support - we are approaching this as a teachable moment to engage this group of young women in discussions about their actions and to further educate them about diversity issues," she said.

Powers said the national leadership of Chi Omega will have to decide if disciplinary action is warranted.

A statement from Chi Omega headquarters said, "Personal degradation has no place in our organization, even if such behavior is meant facetiously or in jest. The Chi Omega national organization is taking this situation very seriously and is being thoughtful and deliberate regarding any sanctions or educational directives for the chapter."

At least one student at Penn State demanded a direct apology from Chi Omega to all Latinos.

"This is not a joke. This is our culture," said Ariel Coronel, president of the Penn State Latino Caucus.

She was shocked when she first saw the photo and said the signs the women were holding were especially offensive.

"There's a huge drug war going on in Mexico and you have a sign that says, 'We will mow lawns for weed and beer,' " Coronel said. "It's wrong on so many levels. How can you think this is OK?"

The reactions to the incident varied on Twitter. Here are two:

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  1. billy

    people are so OVER-SENSITIVE. Please quit making a big deal out of this stuff. Soon one day if we keep reprimanding people for free speech issues we are going to loose free speech. If something offends you please DON'T look at it, DON'T listen to it, DON'T play it, and DON'T try to take away others rights as AMERICAN CITIZENS.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jason

    I wonder how many of the "offended" people are actually FROM Mexico? My heritage is German but you don't see me freaking out whenever any stereotypical satyr is done about Germans. People need to find better issues to complain about and put the energy wasted on this topic to something more constructive and fruitful.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carlos

      Jason, Do you have walk-in ovens at home? Now are you offended?

      December 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jason

        Not at all. 🙂

        December 6, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Erich Das Kraut

        Now that's funny(the walk in oven bit). My wife is Indian and latina mix. I am German and Irish. I say I love my brown...She says I love my kraut. We get a kick out of it. Wheather it is the Three Stooges with a hammer and saw or John Stewart cracking on well...everyone. Most comedy is hurtful to somebody. Lighten up Francis (Bill Murry–Stripes) And to answer the next question...Yes, we love the fire-water...

        December 6, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Nate198

    honestly... i dont understand the big deal

    December 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ulises

    My daughter is an alumni from Penn State and love the school, but did these idiots think, that so many are trying to rebuild their schools reputation after the biggest scandal in college history. I hope all of them in the picture, that their parents get a copy...This was offensive to a group of people who work hard to support their families....again as I stated they are idiots.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barbara

      Suffice it to say that Penn State SUCKS and i feel sorry for anyone who was involved with that school...noone will be impressed when they said they attended Penn State...

      December 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • DeathsChoice

      If I was a parent of one of these children I would 100% not care. People in general, like you, need to grow up. Whatever happened to sticks and stones? No one got hurt by this picture. People got offended? Who cares? Im offeneded that people got offended over something so insignificant and pointless. Guess our country wants to get to the point where we all just wear mandatory grey uniforms and have government approved haircuts. That way no one will be offended. Grow the hell up.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Josh

    This is a free society. Everyone get's dumped on at one point or another. Accept it.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. COINRAT2

    In all the responses, I have not noticed any comments on the amount of Air that is making through those heads. Especially the blond ones. Opps. guess that is stereo typing too. Sorry.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bill

    This causes outrage, but trillion dollar deficits don't? What a country!

    December 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Paula

    The proper spelling is "learn" So please learn to spell and don't lean. Thank you!

    December 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  9. stanleymann

    Oh take a chill people! It's just a joke!

    December 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. steve

    Its just kids being kids, people need to lighten up. I showed it to a mexican here and they laughed. He said its more a stereotype of a sorority than anything.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mexican American

      I hate that phrase "kids will be kids". It's such an irresponsible statement. As a Mexican American in San Diego, CA born in the U.S. (my parents too), with a degree from UC Berkeley this photo shows the girls complete ignorance. Hopefully they will learn about society in college. In San Diego the Mexicans from Mexico are often found in certain areas waiting to be picked up to do WORK for someone in order to earn wages. All the people that I have seen with signs and begging for money/food are caucasian. Sure...first amendment freedoms are in place but these girls just gave a bad name for their sorority and for themselves as being racist.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. miguelgenius

    Is this covered under the first amendment?.. sure it is! Is this legal? ... sure it is! Is this right.... Hell NO!

    Hey let's dress up in Nazi uniforms with swaztika armbands and hold up signs that read "Bring us a Jew and we'll gas him for ya"... Better yet, let's dress up as KKK members in white robes and have a party while burning a large cross in the University president's lawn.... Better still, let's dress up as.....................

    The point is that college aged women should have a better sense of what is proper and what isn't. They should have a better undersrtanding of the history of the United States and the continuing evolution of our cultural mix. Never participate in anything that might remotely be interpreted as being racist or insensitive. To think that college women haven't figured that out by now is a little troubling.

    And yes, I mowed lawns to pay my way through college.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris L

      The point is that college aged women should have a better sense of what is proper and what isn't.

      no they shouldn't

      December 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • miguelIDIOT

      It's the same as trying to tell all these women to hold an aspirin between their knees... it's not going to happen.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your Neighbor

      Come on now...you're comparing this to Nazism or the Klan? People, for the love of god, lighten up. Spend 5 minutes on uTube and you can find any race in America bagging on others. The extreme vast majority of comedy is at the expense of white people...becasue its safe...and becasue nobody cries like a 5 year old that got their candy taken away when its done.

      Take it as the joke it was meant to be. Maybe not the most taseful joke, but a joke none the less.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ulises

      Well said, as I posted there are so many trying to rebuild the reputation of Penn State after the biggest scandal in college history , you think they would be more sensitive.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam

      Um...the examples you gave were basically threats of violence. This wasn't the same. Dumb, yes, but nowhere near your creepy scenarios.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • Fran

        Sam I disagree... the reference to drugs is a reference to violence. Drugs are a very serious issue and to imply that all Mexicans do is do drugs is not good. I wouldn't want my children to see this and believe it's true. I am fine with the clothing, I think it's funny, but the drug posters are offensive. They went too far.

        December 6, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrsFizzy

      I'm sure this is far from the dumbest thing that college-age women in a sorority have ever done.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sal

    I don't feel offended by this pic. I know who I am and what our people and my culture represents in other parts of the world. And I suspect that these girls smoke more weed than any other mexicano.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff

    On behalf of all white people, I decalre that we will now be known as "European-Americans" and as a European-American, I am not offended.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. White Girl, Married to a Mexican, Living in Arizona

    I know more white people who smoke pot than Mexicans. In fact, I don't know ANY Mexicans who smoke pot. Granted, they exist, but in my experience white people are the stoners, not Mexicans.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • erkman1999

      You live in Arizona... you don't have grass and you can't smoke sand....hehehe Just kidding, but the 70's popularized Mexicans with smoking dope with the Cheech and Chong movies. Cheech Marin basically said in multiple interviews as thats what his friends and relatives did...might be outdated sterotype, but thats how these things start...

      December 6, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Nicole

        Whatever. The girls in this picture weren't even alive in the 70's. And just because a stereotype is created doesn't mean it's okay to feed it. The young women in the photo made a very stupid choice and it tells us all a lot about them. I guess the stereotype of the vapid sorority girl is still going strong.

        December 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. TMC

    I wondered what happened to the Frito Bandito.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  16. pc

    The midwest and interior east is the new hotbed of racism. Ohio has the largest number of Klan members in the nation.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  17. 2012_h

    There are stereotypes for a reason...if Mexicans never acted like that, we wouldn't have these stereotypes against them.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jonathan

      Acted like what? Landscapers?

      December 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • zihuarob

      I assure you Mexicans have never acted like those Chi Omega girls. As someone else here mentioned, most Mexicans do not even smoke pot, unlike their U.S. counterparts who are often walking pharmaceutical curiosities.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrsFizzy

      And these girls are living up the stereotype of white sorority girls just fine.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Alberto Ayala

    It's just a photo!!!

    it's not racism!!!

    I'm latino and i am not offended

    December 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Average White Dude

      Thank you.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jonathan

      You don't care if your culture is insulted by being boiled down to be defined by the image of the "Mexican Gardener"?

      December 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Jeff

    Nice of you to use the PC term "African-American" and then just say asian after that.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Nextbest

    You too!

    December 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Mike

    With so many people getting outraged by so many things, you'd think they'd be out of rage by now...

    December 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your Neighbor

      Well said Mike. I wish this could be reposted every 30 seconds....Chill out America!!

      December 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Journey

    This picture shows how far our values have fallen under Obama...I thought this sort of thing was supposed to "Change'...now one minority (women) is going after another minority (Latinos). Liberals are hypocrites. I'm not saying the Tea Party is perfect but at least they don't try and hide their hypocrisy behind Oprah and Ellen like liberals do.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jonathan

      Are you suggesting that racial insensitivity is a new phenomenon? I don't understand how you can blame Obama for the actions of out-of-touch privileged girls.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • el dono

      And...what values would those be?

      December 6, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • zihuarob

      You are a real piece of work and evidence of what IS wrong in U.S. society. Yes, President Obama must be responsible because as soon as he won the presidency the racists and nutcases came out of the woodwork. Take you for instance.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • JeanneLH

      This shows the mentality of the Tea Party. No doubt you're white....

      December 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • NJStylee

      I am NOT, by ANY means an Obama supporter. I think the man is a disgrace. But please tell me all about how one man is responsible for the actions of others. That is nothing more than a baseless argument, and I would ask that you rethink it, least you continue to look like an idiot.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • O

      Really, this sort of thing, racism and discrimination from young privileged white people, has emerged with Obama becoming president??? That's news to me, I could've sworn it's been around for hundreds of years. Furthermore, when was Obama's 'change' ever about obliterating racism and racial discrimination?? I think you're confusing your political leaders, perhaps Martin Luther King Jr.? Stop trying to make this a political issue, it isn't. We have a little thing in this country called democracy. It means every individual has the right to say what they think as long as it isn't inciting violence. So whether the President in a Democrat or a Republican (i'm not even gonna refer to the Tea Party), there will always be dimwitted idiots like these girls who feel how they feel. No Republican or Democrat or whatever else is gonna come into office and save us from racism you half-brain. It's an issue of morality, home values, parenting, not the reigning political party.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrsFizzy

      HILARIOUS.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Michelle

    and you think they haven't? get a grip on reality... everyone, white, black, asian, irish, italian, polish, etc. have heard and seen ethnic jokes thrown around. Only people who feel offended for the "offended" are appalled. The Latinos who have responded haven't been offended so far, do you think they need you to defend them?

    December 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Buster

    How dare they!? Come on you insensitive college kids. Don't you guys know you're supposed to be the most in-control, perfectly behaved, and respectable people on the planet? Don't you know it's only OK for Latino comedians to make fun of Hispanics? Also sometimes Daniel Tosh because he has enough street cred I guess? Now get back to all that studying I'm sure you were doing.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      No, Tosh gets to do it because he's funny...

      December 6, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Silly1

    Nothing like the slippery slope of idiocy. Can't wait for the ban on all parties in case it offends people with no friends.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Silly1

      Or a logical one. The list of offensive things is entropic.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      silly comment

      December 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • Silly1

        Fitting, isn't it?

        December 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrsFizzy

      Yeah, it's amazing parties have been allowed to go on for so long – that's got to be the way forward.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  26. White Guy

    Actually, I'm white and smoke weed & mow my lawn. Does this mean that I'm Mexican?

    December 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rafo

      No, that means you slipping into the lifestyles surrounding you, subtle yet effective.I burn, drink beer and mow my Mexican neighbor's lawn becuase he is too busy trying to make an earning mowing lawns and is never home. So, que pasa mi hermano? Tu qundo de cervesas!

      December 6, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Pauly G

    Boy are those ROMANS going to be upset when we have our next Toga Party!!!! How about report some real news like the ongoing cover up of Bhengazi or the pres taking a $4 millon vacation while the country falls off afiscal cliff. You folks are no better than MSNBC.......stir.....stir.....stir the pot!

    December 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. ERIC G THOMPSON

    WHO REALLY CARES KIDS HAVEING FUN.HAVE YOU ASKED A MEXICAN IF THEY CARE

    December 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  29. BlarryG

    I'm more concerned with the photo composition. It's terrible, back lighting, bad contrast. Don't they teach students anything these days?? Shame on you Mr. Penn.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Michelle

    Since when isn't "somone" offended by anything? We have gotten to the point where a person can do or say nothing without it offending "someone". Being politically correct has now become an extreme where it is almost impossible to state an opinion or perform an action without it being considered inappropriate, etc. I think people should be allowed to voice their opinions, thanks to our Freedom of Speech rights, without having to worry about constant fallout or apologizing to the "offended". Get a life people, and lighten up already.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Freedom is important, but abusing freedom can translate into a loss of freedom as we see over and over again. Maybe they should have poked fun at their own culture instead of someone elses culture?

      December 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Michelle

        which culture? there is quite a racial mix in that picture... do you want one of them to say me next?

        December 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Silly1

        Congrats on assuming none of them were Hispanic. Would it matter if ALL of them were?

        December 6, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Sill1, I think it would matter. I think the exercise of teasing your own culture would help one understand that it's not the most productive way to make a point.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Silly1

        That pretty much fails every definition of racism. You can not segregate your race and say that you can do something that no other race can.

        December 6, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christina

      The people who are offended are worried about the stereotypes parties like this perpetuate. It puts a negative image in people's minds about a whole group of people. Having those stereotypes in the back of their minds makes these kids less ready for the real world (where they will encounter all kinds of people and often have to work with all kinds of people). I can tell you as a marketing professional, we are looking for people who can relate to people of all backgrounds (to market to them) and who can work well on teams. People that hold racially-themed jokes in such high esteem won't fit in too well...not to mention, if you think people can't even voice an opinion now without offending others then clearly the opinions you are hearing are very negative. There are more ways than I can count to make a joke, throw a themed party, voice an opinion, etc. without offending someone. You just need to have empathy and common sense.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Jeff D

    People really need to lighten up, or just blame ole "light up".....It was a costume party, serioulsy under investigation? America get a grip......

    December 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Journey

    Who cares?...we just had 4 years of someone posing as an African-American and a leader on TV offering the American people free handouts and that didn't seem to bother anyone....hell, he got reelected. These girls learned their racial stereotype[es from the Democratic Party who trades in that currency better than anyone.

    Rubio / Ryan 2016!

    December 6, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • BlarryG

      All I know is the black muslim dude did 1000% better than those lame white guys before.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Buster

        Yeah aren't we all so glad that now companies all over America are severing themselves to try and get under the 50 employee limit and finally the Middle East has funds to perform thousands of abortions, whether medically threatening or not? Barack is just as bad as the others IMO.

        December 6, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • GeorgeMc

      I pray that people like you and the foolish GOP / Tea Party crowd keep thinking like this! That way, Hilary Clinton will easily become the President of the United States in 2016!

      Seriously, ...You need help!

      December 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Latino in front rom

    I love how there is a latino looking women sitting to the left of the sign, "will mow lawn for weed + beer" obviously she doesn't care about the stereotyping.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • drny

      Or she's not a Latina anf you are just assuming things....

      December 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daddy2010

      Except she is not Latina. She is Asian, possibly Filipino.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Espi

      Stupid ignorant WHITE girls and are not aware of how social media can create wild fires.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jonathan

      yeah...she's Asian

      December 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  34. MNMEXICAN

    Dorothy, You are waaaay off mark here. Disrespecting college kids and exaggerations about drug use in the USA does not strengthen your pathetic argument. I hope these kids know how dumb they look and how insensitive this was, no more than that, let them go FREE, they are kids having fun.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Sean

    Good thing white people are never stereotyped..

    December 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bey

      Ha yes they are. Damn serial killers.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • Barbara

        oh, honey...you got lots of killlers in your people...look in the jails and check out Rwanda genocide and Congo weirdness...

        December 6, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  36. pc crap

    Who cares people! I thought it was hilarious! People need to take a joke! I don't care when people make fun of white people! I think its funny when they do. We also don't see it on the news because the media doesn't see it as being racist. PC has gone to far! I wonder if a bunch of Mexicans dressed up as white trash rednecks and did this would it be on the news? No it wouldn't and if it was I would think it was hilarious too. Political Correctness sucks and is ruining this world! If you cant handle this you are weak minded!

    December 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christina

      If it offends people, it matters. Even if some Mexicans or hispanics aren't offended, it offends some so why do it? For fun? I can think of plenty party themes that would still be fun but not offend a group of people. Whether or not someone is "weak minded" for being offended really doesn't matter. What should matter is that for the purpose of "fun" we don't need to hurt others. There are plenty of jokes to be made and parties to be had that won't offend anyone. Also, the people who are offended are often worried about the stereotypes parties like this perpetuate. It puts a negative image in people's minds about a whole group of people. Having those stereotypes in the back of their minds makes these kids less ready for the real world (where they will encounter all kinds of people and often have to work with all kinds of people). I can tell you as a marketing professional, we are looking for people who can relate to people of all backgrounds and who can work well on teams. People that hold racially-themed jokes in such high esteem won't fit in too well...

      December 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Christina

        Sorry – the "weak minded" bit was a response to a different post!

        December 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • NJStylee

        I am offended by your suggestion that I do not have the right to exercise free speech, or engage in satire because it might hurt someones itty bitty feelings. So by your own logic, does it matter that I am offended? Or perhaps maybe people should just, I don't know, NOT get offended by stupid crap? I'm Irish. Want to know how many times I have dealt with the stereotype that we are a bunch of 5 feet tall drunken bafoons that walk around fighting each other all day and beating our spouses? Do I get offended? Nope. I think its hilarious. Either A) because its simple satire...or...B) because it they ARE being serious, their ignorance is more amusing than it is offensive.

        But please, tell me ALL about how your hurt feelings....bla bla bla...we should all be sensitive...blah blah blah...don't want to offend someone...bla bla bla...that makes you feel so....oh there I go rambling again.

        December 6, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Christina

        I think it's great that you're not offended, and I get that you have to deal with stereotypes too. I just think that if people are offended, why purposefully do things that will hurt some people? I see it as unnecessary – a Mexican party theme? Unnecessary? There are awesome things to party about and plently of jokes etc. to tell. I simply think it's is always in our best interest to not hurt others. Maybe it's considered coddling people or over the top by some, but I think it's just common sense.

        December 6, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  37. not surprised.

    Way to keep it classy girls. You may want to consider the ethnicity of most of the kitchen staff before you eat out again. Now sounds like a good time to learn to cook. You can even keep wearing the hat if it makes you feel better.

    December 6, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  38. pittd

    If they did, I gaurantee it wouldn't make the CNN news. It only makes the news when white people do it. Sheesh.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  39. pc

    No, we are native americans who were raped by the spanish.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • jmc

      No we are not Native American raped by Spanish. We are a mix of many races, the huge majority of us are genetically white, but phenotypically not.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  40. D

    Ah, so I suppose if the "theme" of the party was "everyone dress in overalls and wear blackface", it would be up to people to ignore that too?

    December 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Exactly! I would personally be offended if they dressed up in overalls and painted their faces green.

      December 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jakkson

    Let people live their lives already...Shame on CNN for even putting up a story like this.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  42. danita

    I don;t know why. Who would care if they were dressed as a bunch of Indians. People get a life.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Rick

    No kidding. Halloween parties. The last big one that I was at Palin was the joke. You should have seen some of the costumes, people really need to get a life.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Average White Dude

      Interesting CNN didn't (and won't) cover that one!

      December 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  44. John

    I noticed some brown skin in the photo. An Asian, and possibly a girl of Latin decent. I’m of mixed race (just like everyone else even though many haven’t figured this out yet). I grew up in a predominantly white neighborhood. I recall many, many situations in which my white friends would hate upon other races in the name of “Fun”. I remember knowing it was wrong, but staying quite or joining in because I wanted to fit in. As I grew older I learned to stand up against racism in the name of “Fun”, and guess what? I found out who my real friends were/are.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • danita

      I went to a moslty black school, I'm very light and very pretty hair, but the kids hated me and called me white. Graduated high school in 1984 so this is not years and years ago. This mixed raced group were not running around calling names, pushing, and kicking people like I was treated. People need to get a life and this is just simple fun. The comedy channel would be out of business if this is bad.

      December 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • jt88

        It's sad what happened to you and it's NOT ok how you were treated. In fact, it's wrong what they did to you. Likewise, the sorority's behavior is also wrong. We can't allow this to perpetuate into the future.

        December 6, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • John

        I believe these types of stories are important. As you pointed out racism comes from all sides unless you are obvioulsy of mixed race like myself. If you're half black and half white it is hard to hate on another race or choose a side. Maybe that's the answer? As we continue to mix our blood maybe racism will go away as it pertains to skin color? Probably not, but just dealing with racism because it is apart of being American is not the answer. We need to keep addressing the problem until we solve the problem. Comedy is a form of addressing a serious issue, but not the solution.

        December 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  45. D

    "the council does not condone derogatory behavior"
    Wait, isn't derogatory behavior the entire point of the greek system??

    December 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • NJStylee

      EXACTLY! I don't see these councils getting their panties all up in a bunch over the fact that Fraternities and Sororities spend most of their time drinking underage and partying. Or the level to which pledges are hazed and humiliated just to be part of what is nothing more than a glorified club.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Joel Johnston

    I agree – chill. Or, introduce them to the College Rugby team's next party for punishment.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Michelle K

    Disgusting. I bet Mommy and Daddy are so very proud of their darling daughters.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  48. MD

    Most of them probably do that anyway......they are a bunch of idiots.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  49. White Latino

    According to the Pew Hispanic survey, 36% of Latinos identify their race as white. Hispanic/Latino is an ethnicity not a race.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Amar

    Like

    December 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Average White Dude

    Yes, Penn State is "investigating" this silly, victimless, crime-free sorority party for... what, exactly? Rather than just focus on teaching kids or perhaps getting their fiscal house in order. Your school tax dollars hard at work again!

    December 6, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  52. chris

    great picture...chill out Liberals.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phattee

      Hey since you find this so funny, you probably think the drug war's devastating toll on Mexico is a comedy cavalcade. Why don't you go down to Sinaloa and find out for yourself?

      December 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Criddler

    We had a Mexican American from El Paso Texas in my Fraternity at Penn State. I pledged With him. His mother was from mexico his father was from USA. He took every chance to dress like a chicano gang member or this 'landscaper' persona of mexicans at halloween parties because he would resemble the stereotype. Its a stereotype for a reason, its recognizable its not meant to be offense every time you acknowledge a stereotype- you really just want to put on a costume and get drunk...

    December 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dover

      You capitalize 'with' and 'fraternity' in the middle of a sentence but almost never capitalize 'Mexico'...........what college did you go to again?

      December 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      He was trying to fit in the only way he knew how. I'm sure he regrets his actions.

      December 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • MNMEXICAN

      Actually that scenario offends me more than those girls just having fun. Your friend from college was a total idiot who has no respect for his own people trying to make an honest living. And....... you need to go back to school and take more English courses.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phattee

      @Dover – I think the whole story is made up.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Luz Hayes

    All of you might think is nothing to degrade an ethnic group, you can call it freedom of speech, but when a person or a group uses the so call freedom of speech to insult another person, that shows me how poor educated and how low these so call college women are , I hope to never come in front of any of them.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Sandy

    It seems racist and disrespectful to me. It just shows their immaturity and ignorance. What else can you expect from 18 year old girls?

    December 6, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Looks like their were having fun, time for people to lighten up.

      December 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • White Latino

      Hispanic/Latino is an ethnicity, not a race. Mexican and Canadian are nationalities. According to the Pew Hispanic survey, 36% of Latinos identify their race as white.

      December 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  56. AEW

    Not cool. Seriously. The 1% have no clue what life is like for those who actually have to work for a living mowing your lawns, cleaning your house and hotel rooms, raising your children, making your beds, cooking your food. And I can't get over the number of you on here thinking this is actually ok.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your Neighbor

      This may have taken the cake as the most ignorant comment in the entire thread. What an uneducated thing to say.

      Just becasue their "White girls" in a sorority they are part of the 1%? How stereotypical is that? I'd wager 95% of them are democrats to the core becasue that is what kids are in college. Id' also wager that few (if any) of them are part of the 1%. Its a state school not Yale.

      You're comment is the type that exists simply to fuel divisity which is the core tenant rotting our country from the inside.

      December 6, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      Are you assuming that only the 1% goes to college?

      December 6, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Joshua

    They are, and forever will be, Ped State. These are probably the same girls who participated in the pro-JoePa riot last November.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  58. rellumc

    What happens when May 5, 2013, rolls around – we certainly have fun on Cinco de Mayo

    December 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Samuel Jones

    This wouldn't be a story if it weren't for Sandusky. Themed parties happen at all universities, and I've seen some pretty bad ones (not at Penn State - like Cowboys and Indians, for example). The signs are distasteful, but I'd submit they aren't being malicious, they're just being dumb. A huge issue is these girls are now receiving death threats as a direct result of the sensationalizing of this "story." Was it really worth it?

    December 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christina

      I don't think the purpose of reporting it is really to sensationalize it but rather it would be a good teaching opportunity for parents to talk to their kids (even college aged ones) about thinking of others and avoiding actions which would offend people. There are plenty of themes for a party that don't need to play of stereotypes that offend people – choose one of those. The sooner kids learn that they don't need to rely on humor or parties that are offensive, the sooner they will be more accepting of diversity and ready to work in a professional environment with coworkers of all backgrounds (where we actively work to be welcoming).

      December 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Shane

    If I were the head of the Latino club or whatever the one who demanded an apology to all Latinos, I would be the last one to claim what happened in this picture as my culture – that's what's truly offensive, attempting to appropriate a stereotype as an expression of one's culture.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  61. LadyM

    As a Mexican American i'm not so much offended as i am concerned. I live in a college town where similar parties have been held by local sororities/fraternities. In addition to ethnic themed parties minorities have been singled out and attacked on campus. We live in a time when Mexicans are being targeted by law makers and right wing extremest. If one stops and thinks about the situation it's easy to see that these "parties" are meant to degrade Mexicans. The US pass NAFTA took away Mexican farmers source of income forcing them to illegally enter this country and then chastises them. There is a bigger social issue here that i think most people miss.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Speedy Gonzales

      LadyM,
      Not sure how NAFTA took anything away from farmers, care to elaborate please?

      December 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ryo

        One school of thought is that NAFTA undermined the prices of agricultural goods in Mexico. Many small farmers were forced out of business when they couldn't compete with the ridiculously low prices of American (subsidized) corn and other foods.

        December 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • LadyM

        Nafta allowed US farmers to sell their goods in Mexico. Mexican farmers could not compete with US farmers because of the huge subsides they receive from the government. Alot of Mexican farmers went out of business, couldn't find jobs in Mexico so they immigrated to the US.

        December 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Great post!

      December 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Who Cares

    I am not offended by what they are wearing, but I am offended by the signs that they have. I wouldn't say I am sensitive and can't handle a joke. But I can say that those signs are a bit racist, the guys who spend hours mowing our lawns isn't getting paid very much for all that hard work that we won't do. And I am pretty sure that the majority of those girls smoke the weed that they are talking about. We need to get past this whole color thing, I can't believe there are still ignorant people like this out there. For a bunch of college girls, they are pretty stupid to not see what is wrong with this.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Northeast Guy

      The sign would be pretty much universal if it weren't for the clothing they were wearing. I'm black and white and if I smoked weed, which I don't, I would certainly mow some lawns for some weed. Mexicans aren't the only people who mow lawns.

      December 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  63. geoz

    Yea? I work at a college. I've been in and out of greek systems. name call as you will, but they do no good that can't be done elsewhere, and they do a lot of harm that is part and parcel of their "tradition". And no... Not all white guys are bombers. That's a ridiculous comparison. Not all comments are equal either.

    I stand by it. Greek organizations are not good for those in them nor those around them.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Starman

    I'm with you David. Unless there is a letter expresing outrage, from Mexico's ambassador to the US, addressed to the President of PSU, just who is outraged?

    December 6, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Frozenroadrunner

    The 2010 US Census asked "What race are you? (And for the purpose of this census, Hispanic is not a race)."

    December 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • 0101101

      It always asks if you are hispanic; white hispanic, non-hispanic white, hispanic asian, non-hispanic asian,...

      December 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • White Latino

      Hispanic/Latino is an ethnicity, not a race. According to the Pew Hispanic survey, 36% of Latinos identify their race as white.

      December 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  66. D black optomist

    I am all for raciall jokes when in the right setting. In the right crowd it shows people are willing to move past stereotypes, and actually not feel pressured about what to say to each other because of their color. The costumes are 100% okay in my book. Now the cardboard cutouts. Well if it were me, I would of probably not let that hit the air bc although your intentions might be sincere, there is tons of room for critcism :-/.

    Furthermore as a penn stater, it sucks to be put in the spotlight again for something so menial.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Chitown girl

    was a sorority girl and never once did drugs and neither did my friends. And I have worked since I was 14. Way to reinforce a different stereotype. What a hypocrite you are. What these girls did was stupid and I hope they learn from it, but it's a theme party stereotyping Mexican's as gardeners. Sure, it may not be true in many instances and it may be insenstive, but they aren't screaming something as derogatory as the statement you just made about sorority girls.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Bubba

    The only way to beat racism is to make fun of it. If we could banter each other, and stop being offended OVER EVERYTHING, racism would not exist. We must realize stereotypes are funny and nothing more. They do not define any population. Grow up people and grow some tough skin, this is 'Merica. By becoming offended you acknowledge the gesture. As a person who looks Mexican, I can empathize with the act, however I know it's not true about my culture, therefore I pay it no mind.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  69. sgb

    My sorority has the Greek work "Phi" in the name. We pronounce it "fee", which I won't go into here. We always had a big party we called the "fee-esta". No one was offended. Of course, that was 50 years ago. These kids are just having fun. Leave them alone.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  70. 4FtFury

    Oh PLEASE! I've been to Mexico 6 times, and people who actually live there, true Mexicans, cannot WAIT to peddle these strereotypical get-ups to the tourists practically the minute you step foot off the plane. Vendors will put outfits like these on you and make you hold stupid little message signs to pose for photos. The president of the Latino Caucus was outraged by the outfits? I guess she would just hate to ACTUALLY go to Mexico, then. And the signs? I have cousins who go to Penn State – all those signs show are the typical idiot duck-face-making party girls who go to that school to do 3 things – drink, smoke and bang. It's Penn State, people – it used to be a party football school, now it's just a party school.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Mike in SA

    Gee...kids in college soing stupid stuff. Who knew that would happen!

    Get a grip, people, and stop taking everying so damn serious.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Farrok

    Outrage over what, that this article is ever news is ridiculous. Young women having a party, so what; are Americans’ skins that thin?

    December 6, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  73. LAR

    IT WAS HARMLESS!!! A BUNCH OF GIRLS HAVING A GOOD TIME. THERE ARE A FEW ASIAN GIRLS IN THIS PICTURE ALSO. IS THE CARTOON CHARACTER SPEEDY GONZALES RACIEST? WHAT ABOUT WHEN FOLKS DRESS UP LIKE A BUNCH OF MOONSHINE HILLBILLIES AND TAKE A PICTURE? IS THAT RACIEST? LETS STOP OVER SENSITIZING EVERYTHING AMERICA.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Alex

    Bunch of sensitive Susan's need to get over it. I'ts a bunch of young girls, leave them alone.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Michael

    I am of a hispanic background and I'm not offended by a picture that was all in jest taken on Halloween. This political correctness philosophy is just plain and simple idiocy. Oh my, that tongue in cheek moment or slip of the tongue offends me so, they should be expelled, or fired, or locked up. Yes that is sarcasm for those who fail to recognize it. Oh wait, that comment wasn't PC.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Northeast Guy

    I took the picture for what it was. it gave me quite a giggle. it could of been quite worse. They could of took a picture of themselves climbing a fence with all that clothing on. People need to grow thicker skin.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  77. lopez12

    As a Mexican-American, i don't feel offended. Because we work for things-true! we don't beg with homeless signs. Happy be American!

    December 6, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Trent

    Oh, come on. Can we stop with the PC police? And can everyone just grow up and learn to take a joke? Every single ethnicity and religion has something they're known for, and if we can't poke fun at it once in a while, I have a feeling the world is going to become a very boring place. Sometimes I think all the "moral outrage" that occurs is drummed up by PR execs that know this is the only way they'll stay in business. Everyone, everywhere needs to get a sense of humor and learn to enjoy life.

    December 6, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Black is Back

    Funny, I seem to have noticed the majority of people doing yard work and cleaning at homes and businesses look to be Hispanic. So basically, they are stating a known fact. Sorry the media and whiners don't like to hear the truth. Maybe these Mexicans, most of who are not here legally, should head back home so we can hire the unemployed to do the work that "American's won't do".

    December 6, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  80. LOL

    LOL....awesome....you go girls!

    December 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Josh

    Next time just stick with a toga party ladies. That way you can avoid all the babies, hyper politically correct, and the ignorant.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Marty

    Looks like they were having a costum party. We had one a couple of years ago and everyone came dressed up like a pirate. I hope no pirates took offense by it. Get over it already.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  83. rufus

    If Obama had a yard man, he would look like one of them. The O man needs to intervene and have another of his famous teachable moments.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  84. JNM

    if a sorority at Berkely made fun of rednecks, would that be top news of the day also?

    December 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  85. EL MEXICANO

    LOL....OH WAIT!! Can I laugh at this?.... : )

    December 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Art M

    Most don't realize the implications in that this does not set any kind of positive example for anyone on either side of the fence, young white females or Latinos needless to say all Americans. Both have fought for freedom in many wars in past to support this country and all people are due the respect of others regardless of race or culture. Yes those girls are having fun but maybe it's also time they understand there are consequences to they're action having the right to do so. In a nut shell it can and does promote racism and hatred maybe at a small level but it's the start. No excuse to degrade anyone.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Vence

    What a surprise another racist group in the U.S.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Ray

    The PC 'outrage' is really the sad thing about this. Good grief, leftists have become far too sanctimonious in the last 20 years. Let's not forget that these are 19/20 year olds who are in a sorority. They're having fun being goofs. The next thing you know, the far left whiners will be banning Speedy Gonzalez and Foghorn Leghorn. THAT is what is sickening.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  89. juan

    Who cares?

    December 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  90. TexMex

    Hey, I'm Mexican and my yard guy is white! As punishment, they should have to let all the hispanic yard guys that work their sorority house trim their bushes.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • MNMEXICAN

      From MN to Texas Mexicans,,, congrats man... very funny... haha. People need to relax a little. Thanks for a great comment

      December 6, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve

      LOL !!!! What get's me is did you see the clip of the 14 illeagal immagrants piling out of the SUV pulle dover in OK ??? why wasn't there outrage over them making fun of Clowns??? Atleast 3 of those girls look Mexican ( not Hispanic which could mean any country south of the border or in Europe)

      December 6, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Denis K

      These are sorority girls... Doubt they have any bushes:)

      December 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smiley

      LMAO! Great Comment!

      December 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  91. anon

    Get over your sensitivity. Really

    December 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  92. dan

    Looks more like they nailed it rather than anything else.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  93. joanne1965

    Agreed 100%...I, too, am 'from the inside' but from a different house. The vows taken upon joining a sorority are serious and meaningful and hold you to high standards. This flows into your personal life as well if you are dedicated to a lifetime commitment. Even if your sorority activities lessen after college, the ideals still (should) hold true in your heart. It isn't a matter of free speech – just because you CAN doesn't mean you SHOULD. The signs alone were wrong, plain and simple. These women represent a larger more complex organization and it's members. While their mistake does not represent those of Chi Omega or any other sorority, there is a lesson to be learned by their poor judgement. Search within your hearts ladies and make amends. I could say something more heartfelt, but then I would be sharing my secret vows...Know you are loved regardless and rise above this ladies.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Rational Guy

    This was definitely in poor taste. There is no excusing that. Should it be some huge uproar though? No. Just roll your eyes at their stupidity and move on with our lives which are hopefully more respectable than these geniuses.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dorothy

      Shouldn't they have to learn a lesson?

      December 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Leaky Little Boat

    Lots of people.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  96. 31U

    Absolutely correct. Soldiers venting, releasing anxiety and other emotional/psychological tension is just as understandable as these 'sorority girls' just doing dumb things. I do not intend that statement faceiously. One might argue that soldiers doing crazy things is more understandable given the high-stakes tension inherent in what they do. These girls are not in an environment where high-velocity projectiles and high impact explosives are a daily threat.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  97. MNMEXICAN

    Relax People. Very distasteful, very insensitive, but this is NOT racist! Do I like it? NO! I think it is stupid and very ignorant. But the need to issue an apology? I think people need to relax don't be so quick to judge. By the way, do any of these young women realize that when they graduate they may go to job interviews where the hiring manager will be an American of Mexican heritage?

    December 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  98. John

    Hilarious girls. Everyone else, get over it. It looks like free speech to me. This PC is a cancer on our society.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leaky Little Boat

      Stupidity often looks like free speech to ones comrades.

      December 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • Steve-O

        Stupidity often looks like over ambitious righteousness to everybody

        December 6, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Lighten Up

    Right, totally in perspective.

    Let's ignore 10-20 years of Ron Sandusky (after all, it was football), but go completely ballistic over some sorority girls.
    People, a little balance please.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Leaky Little Boat

    Well done.

    Likely will go the way of casting pearls before swine.

    But it is an awfully good try.

    December 6, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
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