Out of almost 40,000 applicants to Harvard University, only a little over 5 percent were accepted for the Class of 2021.
Now ten of those applicants have had their acceptances revoked after the university discovered they have been trading obscene and sexually explicit memes and messages in a private “Harvard College Class of 2021” Facebook group.
The group was reportedly originally titled, “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens.”
The memes reportedly included images that mocked the Holocaust, deaths of children and sexual assault, including sexual assault of children.
Harvard administrators discovered the vulgar content and revoked the students’ admissions offers in mid-April, the Harvard Crimson reported.
The admissions office sent an email to the offending students, stating:
“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. As we understand you were among the members contributing such material to this chat, we are asking that you submit a statement by tomorrow at noon to explain your contributions and actions for discussion with the Admissions Committee.”
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