Two students at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater were publicly, officially branded as “racist” in a campus-wide post because the school’s chancellor mistook their exfoliation masks for blackface.
The controversy all started when the students posted a Snapchat photo of themselves wearing face masks in the dorms. Seeing as skincare is widely accepted as an uncontroversial activity, they probably thought nothing of it — but Chancellor Beverly Kopper rushed to interpret it as blackface and immediately posted a statement condemning them as racist on the school’s official website.
”Last night a disturbing racist post that was made to social media was brought to my attention,” Kopper wrote in a statement on the school’s official website last week.
“This post was hurtful and destructive to our campus community,” Kopper’s post continued. While social media can certainly bring about positive change, it can also be a place that deeply hurts and harms others.”
After Idiot Beverly Kopper was called out for her stupidity, she arrogantly replied that the fault wasn’t *hers* for being too stupid to recognize the difference between skin care and racism, but the student’s fault for not realizing she was too stupid to know the difference between skin care and racism.
In an interview about the incident for local news source Channel 300, Kopper criticized the students for not thinking about “the implications and the impact that it would have” if they took a picture of themselves wearing certain kinds of skin-care products.
How much do you wanna bet she voted for Obama twice?
And even though there was nothing racist about the pics, the students “voluntarily” (yeah, sure, right) groveled before their aggrieved and offended social masters.
Some of the students still took issue with the facial picture and while no disciplinary action was taken, the students involved voluntarily met with the Black Student Union and record an apology.