This just in: Toxic masculinity is still alive and well. Also, frat boys are the worst.
The Syracuse University chapter of Theta Tau was suspended this week after the school’s newspaper, the Daily Orange, published shocking videos of frat boys making racist, homophobic, anti-semitic oaths and engaging in truly deplorable behavior.
“I solemnly swear to always have hatred in my heart for n*****s, sp*cs, and most importantly, the f*cking k*kes,” one frat boy can be heard pledging in a video to thunderous applause.
The videos also include simulations of oral sex, masturbation, glory holes, and drug use, and cracking homophobic jokes: “Get together and [talk] about their significant others while drinking different wines and talking in gay girly accents!”
If that’s not disgusting enough, another video shows the frat boys mocking the disabled: “He’s drooling out of his mouth because he’s retarded in a wheelchair!”
Shortly after the videos emerged online, Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud issued a statement calling the videos “deeply harmful and contrary to the values and community standards we expect of our students.”
“There is absolutely no place at Syracuse University for behavior or language that degrades any individual or group’s race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity, disability or religious beliefs,” he wrote.
Michael Abraham, executive director of the Theta Tau Central Office, expressed sympathy for the men, saying many have become scared for their lives since the videos have hit the internet.
“They have been identified on social media, and due to the university having leaked this video to the press, they are now endangered,” he tells the New York Post.
Abraham adds that Theta Tau will do everything it can to help deal with the fallout.
“Theta Tau will fulfill the role that we would have expected of the university,” he says. “We will educate them.”