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Despite Calling Emory Student A Faggot And Dragging Him Out Of Party, Adam Smith Is Not A Homophobe

Adam Smith, the recent Emory University grad who admitted to physically removing a gay student from a Halloween party at the frat Sigma Nu, insists he’s not a homophobic douchebag, and anyone who says he is doesn’t know the whole story. Okay, Adam, why don’t you tell us what happened in between you spotting the undergrad wearing a lime-green jacket, red pants, and a wizard hat … and you calling him a faggot and dragging him out of the frat house by his neck.

Responding to the Emory Wheel story, Adam posts in the comments that he’s not a homophobic jerk, just a drunk asshole, and really, can’t we all forgive him for that?:

I do not know the individual that I kicked out of the party. If I knew his name I would have already sent him a sincere and personal apology for the incident that occurred.

I am in NO WAY at all a homophobic person. I have many friends at Emory who will vouch for me as a friendly guy and a genuinely great person.

This article paints me in an unfairly negative way. It was originally written and published without my input at all, using accounts by the Wizard and his friend(s) only. I was told earlier tonight that an article had just been posted about me online. I shockingly read it in its entirety, including that “Smith was attempted to be reached for comment but did not respond.” For the record, I received zero emails, calls/texts, Facebook messages…I am sure if anyone on the Emory Wheel staff put in any sort of honest effort to contact me they easily could have. I tracked down the editor of the Wheel’s cell phone number and called him at 2am this morning, asking how this could have happened. He talked with me briefly, wrote down a few comments, and then informed me that the hard copy of the Wheel had already been printed but agreed to add in what I had to say in the online version.

If Emory wants to bring the issue to light that the student body and/or Greek system is unfriendly toward the LGBT community, and that “instances of violence [against LGBT] have been less visible on Emory’s campus”, I think this is a cheap, irresponsible, and unfair way to go about doing it. To take this hazy, isolated incident, blow it out of proportion, and turn me into a scapegoat and slander my name is ridiculous. I think it is unprofessional reporting and would hope for some sort of apology from the Emory Wheel.

Further there was not any “approving reaction” from the crowd at the party for me putting this kid in a headlock and throwing him out, nor was I walking around bragging to other people that I just kicked “this faggot kid” out of the party, high five bro…Really?? This whole dumb event occurred because I was drunk and thought it would be funny to throw someone out to the wrath of the huge security guard at the door, and the most ridiculous person that naturally stood out to me was this Wizard dressed kid. I purposely egged him on a little bit, he snapped back at me, and I threw him out.

So chalk this up as me being a drunk asshole, a frat guy with too much testosterone, or whatever you want to call me I really don’t care. I just want everyone to know that that’s literally all it was, that’s the honest truth. I’m not some ignorant bigot looking to bash homosexuals, so please don’t think that. I hope the Wheel in the future will find better content to publish, rather than turning something small like this into an inflated and untruthful story in order to spark artificial controversy at the cost of an individual like me.

We could spend the next 2,000 words responding about how Adam purposefully picked on “the queer looking kid,” or how being drunk doesn’t excuse his behavior, or how he should really consult an attorney before posting another statement. Or we could simply print the words of a person who responded to Adam’s post:

You’re an idiot. And what you did was horribly wrong on all levels. You’re a disgrace to the community and people like you have no need to be associated with Emory at all. Being drunk is never an excuse. Grow up. Haven’t you graduated?

Oh, and this one:

Adam smith you are a complete idiot. Your claim is that you just wanted to throw someone out of the party, which I am assuming was a pathetic attempt to appeal to your peers. Why then, did you purposefully probe the victim about his sexuality before throwing him out. I am curious if he had answered differently would you have still thought it necessary to display your ignorance so aggressively? Further, if your initial intention was to throw the victim out, why talk to the victim at all, or was that some kind of f***ed up foreplay? By the way, it doesn’t matter if your a homophobe or not, although I suspect you are, your still an A**hole and I would have gladly assisted in kicking your A** had I been there. Also should the victim decide to file a police report, you have admitted in writing to premeditating the battery, which as any law student or law and order watcher knows lands you a much more serious sentence. So congrats I hope your ridiculous display of masculinity was worth it.

Although it was really tempting to title this “how many Emory students to spot the jackas*?” I realize that Adam Smith is not the only student who would or could have committed this crime. So, in all seriousness, intolerance is still a problem plaguing our campus. I have nothing against Greek life as a whole, personally, but if you are tired of getting blamed I suggest you figure out how to show the rest of us just how inclusive you can be.

EARLIER:
Emory University Student Dragged Out Of Frat Party By Sigma Nu Alum For Being Gay

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23 Comments

  • Alex

    Does no one have any pictures of this guy?
    E-mail? Facebook?

  • GlacierGuy

    It’s all fun and games till you’re sitting at the attorney’s table! Give me a break, own up and take responsibility of your actions. You can blame the alcohol all you want man, but in the end it’s time to grow up and stop blaming the booze for your pathetic behavior.

  • peteNsfo

    “I’m a drunken asshole,” but in my drunkenness, I alone have the correct assessment of what went on and its implications.

    Sorry- we must have misunderstood.

    What I DO love is that the complete denial & ego that allow this guy to keep spouting ever-more baloney. Here’s a gentle suggestion, that your atty will also make when you finally get one, get thee to an AA meeting, asap.

  • Soupy

    I was in a fraternity and I knew guys just like this. Back in my day, there wasn’t an internet to expose and embarrass them with. So technology is good for public humiliation.

  • Kev C

    Adam Smith also claims to know all the words to Louie Louie. I can’t believe him.

  • Cam

    He already came out and defended his actions, addmitting what he did, NOW that he is getting attacked for it he suddenly wants to apologize.

  • Jay

    Adam, Adam, Adam. Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life.

  • Casper_O

    Am I the only one who thinks that Smith’s letter is more than enough of an apology?
    All crimes against me aren’t hate crimes. I have been thrown out of places. Was it because I was gay or because I was annoying? The latter I would assume.
    And most importantly, and I cant stress this enough. THE GUY WAS DRESSED AS A WIZARD! I would’ve picked on him too if I was drunk

  • meego

    @Casper_O: Yes, you are the only one. And you’re an idiot!

  • Pecoros

    @Casper_O:

    Yes, you are. Probably because there’s one line where he’s like “yeah i’d apologise to the kid if i knew who he was” then whole paragraphs about how he did something douchebaggy, and now people have the nerve to think he’s a douchebag and ~slander his good name. Not enough of a apology and way too much damage control fail.

  • John (CA)

    This is the typical defense strategy for young white males of a particular social and economic class. I have seen enough of these to memorize the script by now. The spoiled brat will show up in his birthday suit. His high priced attorney will wax lyrical about the young man’s good character. He will act like a naive, wayward little angel on the witness stand.

    “How could you not love my drunken antics, my lord? I can assure you I was absolutely adorable”

    And the judge will let him off with a slap on the wrist.

  • Alex

    No. 11 whatever makes you think that this particular individual is wealthy or from a good background? Prejudiced much??

  • T

    So because your drunk you should get a pass? Then do we give a pass to all those who drive while drunk and kill people? Do we negate assault and other violent crime because people are drunk?

    Drinking is a choice. Being an asshole is a choice. Being a homophobe is a choice.

    Being Gay is not!

    Be a man, accept your error, and change. Bad behavior is not acceptable.

  • jack e. jett

    Until we start GAYS WITH GUNS………this shit will never stop.

    It is getting more and more out of hands. We were making some progress in he 80’s before money making groups lie HRC and GLAAD and Stonewall Democrats etc came in and turned the entire gay rights movement into one big MOTHERFUCKING RUBBER CHICKEN DINNER.

    That turned the movement from ACT UP to meem rubber chicken shits.

    Until we start rubbing shit back in their face, get just as beligerant as these lowlife scum ball we are going to be 4th rate citizens.

    Stop taking the high road while others take the low road. Get on the load road with these MOFO’s and bash back with twice the force. Don’t go to a gun fight with your Black Tie Dinner Ticket……….

  • Riker

    @jack e. jett: Really? You’re advocating arming ourselves because some kid (who was dressed as a WIZARD, mind you) got thrown out of a frat party? I’ve been tossed out of bars and parties a few times. Not once did I consider going back there with a gun. You, sir, are a lunatic.

  • B

    No. 13 · T wrote, “Drinking is a choice. Being an asshole is a choice. Being a homophobe is a choice.”

    …. guys, this Adam character is saying that the first two choices but not the third are what contributed to his bad behavior that night.

  • Jeffree

    I wonder if Emory is taking disciplinary action and if the national Sigma Nu organization will defend him or suspend him?

    A semester of being booted from school/ frat might be an ideal opportunity to pursue some alcohol rehab/education !

  • glennmcgahee

    This being exposed so widely is a very good opportunity coming on the heels of the recent reports of kids being bullied to the point that they feel suicide is their only answer.
    I thank The Wheel and their staff for publishing the story and Adam for responding. Too bad he still doesn’t get it.

  • Latebrosus

    Isn’t it amusing how he nevertheless manages to compliment himself as “a frat boy with too much testosterone”? Yeah, and a frat boy with no brains. But then, that’s a tautology.

  • hephaestion

    Like I said, every person in Atlanta needs to go take a piss on the lawn of Sigma Nu at Emory.

    And Emory needs to expel this idiot NOW.

  • TampaZeke

    How old is Adam?

    What is the drinking age?

    Did he just admit to underage drinking, in addition to assault?

  • Geoff

    In my fraternity one of the first thing we tell our pledges is that drunkenness is never an excuse. This person is a stain on the Greek system and should be removed.

  • coop0038

    @Casper_O: @Casper_O: Casper O glad to know you think physical assault is OK if someone looks different than you. Hatred is never a good place, consider therapy.

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