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Dharun Ravi Didn’t Want Tyler Clementi To See Him In His Undies

Here’s an odd detail about Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers University student accused of broadcasting his roommate Tyler Clementi’s sexual encounter with another man—apparently he changes his pants in the closet.

According to an AP News report:

Clementi found Ravi to be “soo Indian/first gen Americanish,” and thought it “awkward” that his roommate changed his pants in the closet. He also noticed that his roommate pointed a webcam at his bed.

Should we assume that Ravi changed his pants in the closet because he didn’t want his gay roommate lusting over him or could it be that Ravi is just extremely insecure about his body and his sexuality in general?

Considering that Ravi later invited his Twitter followers to watch Clementi kissing another man while Ravi secretly watched on via webcam—”Anyone with iChat, I dare you to video chat me between the hours of 9:30 and 12. Yes, it’s happening again.”—we can safely assume both insecurity and homophobia played a role in Ravi’s curious self-closeting.