A fraternity controversy at Duke? You don't say!
Back in October, a Penn State's Chi Omega sorority made national headlines for a Mexican fiesta-themed party featuring pictures of girls with signs that read “will mow lawn for weed & beer” and another reading “I don’t cut grass I smoke it." It looks like a similar controversy is unfolding in Durham, where Duke's Kappa Sigma is under fire for a party originally dubbed as “Kappa Sigma Asia Prime." The pictures of the shindig in question, above, come from a flyer being passed around Duke's campus by upset students.
via the Duke Chronicle:
At 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday several students including seniors Ashley Tsai, Tong Xiang and Ting-Ting Zhou posted flyers across Duke’s campus protesting a Kappa Sigma party that took place Feb. 1. The flyers included emails sent out to party invitees as well as photographs of students at the party, which were taken from Facebook.
The original email included misspellings to convey Asian-accented English and included a meme based on Kim Jung-character in the film "Team America: World Police."
The flyers imposed text over the message calling the party a "racist rager" and suggested that Kappa Sigma may lose its charter, which it regained the past year. The fraternity became formally recognized by Interfraternity Council last year, nearly after being dissolving in 2002.
Shortly after the flyers were posted Tuesday morning, some covering entire bulletin boards, members of Kappa Sigma were seen removing them.
We're currently hitting up our sources to acquire the Kappa Sigma e-mail in question. Just like you, we're curious about what it says. Meanwhile, if you'd like to confidentially send it to us, e-mail us right here.
UPDATE: E-mails acquired, read here: Duke Kappa Sigma’s E-mail About Their Controversial Asian-Themed Party
If Duke's Kappa Sigs wanted to throw a "Team America: World Police"-themed party without ruffling any feathers, couldn't they have just hosted an "America: Fuck Yeah" party? Pretend like it's the Fourth of July and be done with it. Always a safe and fratty option.
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