[UPDATE: John Gouch, assistant director of media relations at Clemson University, told the Daily Dot said the ban is “not accurate.” The emails do not reflect campus policy. It is unclear whether the emails were a joke or whether the new rules were retracted after the immediate outrage because nobody messes with Harambe the Almighty.]
Just yesterday we learned that the University of Kansas instructed students to not post pics of gorillas on their dorm room doors because it “represents a very masculine image” (Even though there are female gorillas) and can be “triggering.” This decision to ban gorillas was a subversive, yet obvious maneuver to silence the preachings of our lord and savior Harambe because there is only one gorilla worthy of plastering photos on a wall. Now there is another university attempting to kill an already dead gorilla.
The administration at Clemson University has banned students from displaying any references to Harambe the Almighty. Well, there must be a rational reason for banning tributes to such a beloved figure.
Clemson says that the Harambe promotes racism and rape culture.
It’s a sweet, gentle gorilla that has enriched everyone’s life.
On Friday, residential advisers told students that all public displays regarding Harambe “are no longer allowed within our community.” Campus Reform published a letter from Clemson University to RAs instructing them that “all Harambe references are no longer allowed within our community.”
“We are no longer allowing any reference to Harambe (or any other spelling) to be displayed on doors, halls, billboards, or windows,” the letter from Clemson Graduate Community Director Brooks Artis states. “Harambe should not be displayed in a public place or a place that is viewed by the public.”
Students who did not take down their dank memes would be “in trouble.”
The only exception would be posting the tributes inside of dorm rooms.
“If residents are asking why they have to take them down you can share that there was a report from an individual about a meme being offensive and bias [sic] in nature and as a result all Harambe references are no longer allowed within our community,” the letter says.
First Harambe was shot in cold blood, now he’s being blamed for rape and racism. Talk about beating a dead gorilla.
Harambe has been killed again. This time, Clemson University is holding the smoking gun.
Did you notice that only Harambe memes have been singled out and labeled as rapey and racist? But you can post as many Cecil the Lion memes as your lil heart desires? Seems pretty fucked up. The higher ups at Clemson must be diehard Cecil the Lion supporters and don’t appreciate it that Harambe stole all of Cecil’s shine. They know that Cecil the Lion memes can not compete with Harambe memes, so they prohibited the Harambe memes. Fucking disgusting.
You could always play Harambe tribute songs really loudly into the hallways.
Clemson, you have until September 30th to proudly display your Harambe tributes, here are some memes to flood the hallways until then.