Chat to hornies
They created a messaging group where students could share memes about popular culture – a growing trend on the internet among students at elite colleges.
But then, the exchanges took a dark turn, according to an article published in the Harvard Crimson on Sunday.
Some of the group’s members decided to form an offshoot group in which students could share obscene, “R-rated” memes, a student told the Crimson.
The founders of the group chat demanded that students post provocative memes in the larger group to gain admittance to the smaller group.
"The Admissions Committee was disappointed to learn that several students in a private group chat for the Class of 2021 were sending messages that contained offensive messages and graphics," an email from the admission’s office, obtained by The Crimson, read.
By Samantha Schmidt, (c) 2017, The Washington Post The Facebook messaging group was at one point titled “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens.” It began when about 100 members of Harvard College’s incoming freshman class contacted each other through the university’s official Class of 2021 Facebook group.Ultimately, at least ten students lost their offers of admission.I was thinking about putting purple hornie glass packs on my truck.This was how Harvard administrators got wind of the memes.In April, university officials sent an email asking students to hand over every offensive meme they had contributed, a student whose offer was rescinded told the Crimson, under conditions of anonymity.