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Gay Student Blamed For Homophobic Roommate Pulling A Knife On Him

gay-college-student-knife-threatAfter his roommate pulled a knife on him , a gay student from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg was issued a disciplinary warning for seemingly aggravating the situation with his gayness.

Freshman and hair show model Alex Worthley, 18, said his roommate repeatedly told him that he doesn’t like gay people and never wanted to be assigned a gay roommate to begin with. One day when Worthley asked his roommate to turn down his music, Alex says his roommate pulled  a knife on him.

He was like, ‘I do have a knife and I’ll use it if I have to,’” Worthley told WADF-TV. “And that’s when he repeated that and he was like ‘I don’t like gay people.’”

Worthley and his roommate were assigned separate rooms, but both received a letter of discipline. “There seems to be a strong possibility that some of your own actions and comments were part of the reason this situation escalated from jesting to threatening,” Worthley’s letter read.

“[It] made it feel like because I’m gay that it was my fault that those threats were made,” Worthley said. “It never said what I specifically did wrong to make him say these things.”

Worthley said the university shouldn’t have put the two of them together to begin with, but ironically the university claimed that would have been discriminatory to Worthley. Now with his own room, Worthley has asked the university to remove the disciplinary letter from his file.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Sep 16, 2013
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  • 12 Comments
    • Cam
      Cam

      Kind of like telling a rape victim, “Well you know, the attempted rape was your fault because you shouldn’t have gone outside with a vagina”.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 12:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jackhoffsky
      Jackhoffsky

      @Cam: Or the clothing they were wearing suggested they wanted it. Or they entered the city of Dubai willingly.

      In the video clip, the woman from the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project made a good point about LGBT students not coming forward for fear of being revictimized. It sounds like this is something that happens often.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 12:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro
      Polaro

      Not sure if there is more to this story than has been reported here, but it seems pretty crazy to punish the victim here.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 12:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. E. Jones
      Mr. E. Jones

      University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg

      There’s your answer right there.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • frenchjr25
      frenchjr25

      All we have is this one person side of it. It is irresponsible to declare an organization homophobic simply because of what one person says.

      How long where they roommates? Were there other problems? Has the guy with the knife had issues with others? And what about the same for the guy in the story?

      Just because this guy is gay doesn’t automatically make him the victim.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 1:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jackhoffsky
      Jackhoffsky

      @frenchjr25: but the fact that he’s not white does.

      (what? just stating the obvious. we all know Omarosa err… balehead is thinking it.)

      @Polaro: We don’t know the whole story, true. It could be that this guy made relentless unwanted advances, made way too many innuendo, it could be because he was overly friendly and it was taken the wrong way. WE DON’T KNOW ANY OF THAT.

      At first structure of the story it is simply because he’s bla… err (sorry)… GAY.

      BUT (this is the important part) there is a big difference between the other student going and complaining, and threatening someone with violence via knife. THAT part is unnecessary. There is no need to resort to that in order to get a person to back off or get a room change (which, via complaint the room situation is now resolved).

      So much more can be accomplished if people didn’t automatically go on the defensive with the only form of argument they are comfortable with… in this case… violence with a knife.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 2:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      Next on “BLAME THE VICTIM”…

      Sep 16, 2013 at 2:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley
      Dxley

      Is that a guy? Damn. You’s a ugly biatch!

      Sep 16, 2013 at 2:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charli Girl
      Charli Girl

      Does that mean when the opposite gender hist on us,we should do same bc we are gay?

      Sep 16, 2013 at 5:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      Is Worthley a Native American? He sort of has that look

      Sep 16, 2013 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alton
      Alton

      @frenchjr25: No, having a knife pulled on him makes him the victim.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 7:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • asby
      asby

      as soon as i read “freshman and hair show model”……come on girl……..at least brag about your major

      Sep 16, 2013 at 11:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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