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Update (10/18): On Oct. 15, Clemson’s student-run newspaper, The Tiger News, published “Fiesta Fiasco,” an article by Matthew Stapleton (a sophomore majoring in English), identifying Mitzi Gamez as the author of a tweet attacking Clemson’s “Maximum Mexican” food event as mocking Mexican culture — four days after Badger Pundit outed Ms. Gamez as the author (in this post).
Mr. Stapleton perhaps deserves an award for “Least Astute Journalist” in America, because his article totally missed the real story here — the evidence discussed in this post that: (1) the outrage by Ms. Gamez was totally fake (as on two prior occasions she has supported the use of sombreros in Mexican-themed events); and (2) the outrage was totally hypocritical, as Ms. Gamez herself has routinely mocked people based on their race, gender, and sexual orientation, on multiple occasions.The simplest research by Mr. Stapleton would have turned up this evidence, given that the below blog post turns up in the top 10 results of a Google search for “Mitzi Gamez“!
Update 2 (10/22, 10 p.m.): This post, and the embedded video, finally went viral in the past day (video views exploded tenfold, from less to 300 to now over 3,400), following Katherine Timpf’s National Review post and Total Frat Move‘s post. Shortly after this story’s focus on Mitzi Gamez went viral nationally, an organization at Clemson — Cultural Ambassadors of Clemson University — yesterday announced (linking to the video) that “because of the reactions people had” to Maximum Mexican Night ” across the country,” the organization “is going to host an impromptu panel/dialogue called Fiesta Fiasco Panel,” apparently in the next two weeks.
EXCLUSIVE — Please credit Badger Pundit
On the morning of October 9, Peter Hasson of Campus Reform broke the story of a student at Clemson University who had successfully bullied Clemson into apologizing for serving Mexican food (with servers wearing sombreros) by tweeting: “Our culture isn’t a costume and we will not be mocked!”
(This is apparently part of the “We’re a culture not a costume” campaign by radical activists who ostensibly believe that those “who choose culturally stereotypical costumes are unknowingly mocking other cultures.”)
The Clemson student wasn’t identified in the Campus Reform article. Shortly after the article appeared, the student deleted the tweet. (more…)
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