Fraternity apologizes for holiday card 'fail'
'Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the fraternity hall a controversy was brewing over a Beyoncé sex doll.
A fraternity at the University of Pennsylvania is accused of being racist after posting a Christmas card on their Facebook page featuring a black blow up sex doll. Members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity thought it'd be funny to include what's labeled as a Beyoncé sex doll, but now they're apologizing.
As the Daily Mail reports, the blow-up doll had been purchased as a gag gift and the 29 frat brothers claim they had no intention of offending anyone. However, shortly after the image was posted a number of on-campus organizations accused the frat of racism and misogyny.
In a joint statement sent to The Daily Pennsylvanian, a number of coalitions for minority and women's groups on campus said, "The inclusion of a racially and sexually charged object in such a flagrant fashion displays a serious and immediate need for repercussions that reflect the severity of this misogynistic, racist offense."
The brothers of Phi Delta Theta admitted the inclusion of the doll was distasteful, and added, "The absence of racial motivation is no justification for this act of poor judgement and the decision not to include a sex toy in a holiday picture should have been an easy one."
The image has since been removed from their Facebook page and all activities have been suspended while the frat's parent organization investigates the incident.
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