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Berkeley — Protestors are demanding university administrators take swift and severe action against the Sigma Tau house after photos leaked of multiple members wearing Ray Ban and Costa Del Mar branded sunglasses indoors during a registered fraternity black light party.
“We’re disgusted by the insensitive and demeaning appropriation of the blind community by these privileged, visually sharp brothers of Sigma Tau,” said Jennifer Williams, activist in student group Dark Sight Rises. “This is nothing to roll your eyes at.”
Pictures first surfaced early Sunday morning on Snapchat and Instagram and quickly spread around campus shortly after.
“Using someone’s disability for jokes of the poorest taste not only marginalize the specific group targeted, but sets back our society as whole,” voiced Sociology professor Calvin Simpson. “Their culture is not a costume.”
Sigma Tau denies any ill-will towards the visionless and fraternity president Steven Daniels believes this is all one huge misunderstanding.
“Someone just grabbed the aux cord and threw on the Corey Hart classic ‘Sunglasses At Night,'” claims an adamant Daniels. “You can probably put two and two together at what happened next.”
Fifth-year Interdisciplinary Studies major Mikey Rizzo is at the center of the controversial image. When we reached out for comment he simply responded with, “Not now, chief. I’m in the fucking zone.”
“Yeah, Rizzo’s sense of humor relies heavily on quoting decade old viral videos and Will Ferrell movies,” explained a frustrated Daniels. “He does the ‘New Haircut’ routine at least twice a week and finally someone’s not completely ignoring his mediocre impression. I should have balled him when I had the chance.”
The school has put Sigma Tau on temporary suspension while they launch a full investigation into the incident..
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