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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.

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12 Comments

  • 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”.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mr. E. Jones

    University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg

    There’s your answer right there.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Chris

    Next on “BLAME THE VICTIM”…

  • Dxley

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

  • Charli Girl

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

  • Ogre Magi

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

  • Alton

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

  • asby

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

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