Gettysburg College has postponed an event put on by its Gender Sexuality and Resource Center promoting painting and writing by those who are “tired of white cis men” after there was massive backlash online following the promotion of the project.
The private Pennsylvania college claimed the event was part of a peace and justice senior project. It was scheduled to be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, and the so-called art would have been displayed in the school’s dining hall.
An unnamed alumnus told Fox News Digital that he was “pretty upset” over the event and that “as a white, cis male, the fact that basically people are being allowed to discriminate based on sexuality and race is not something that was ever in the Gettysburg that was taught to me.”
“Even as a conservative, the one thing Gettysburg used to always strive for was diversity, equity, and inclusion but in an actual good way that you could have conservatives, you could have liberals, you could have actual conversations,” he commented. “You could have that academic back and forth as a liberal arts college.”
Sent in from Gettysburg College. Imagine the outrage if this was about any other group. pic.twitter.com/SpvD8b9YML
— Old Row (@OldRowViral) November 10, 2022
The unnamed man said that he thinks the event was postponed because “they thought they were going to get away with it” until “it got shared on to an Instagram thing with 2 million people.”
“And a bunch of people saw it, and they went, ‘What the heck?’” he remarked, insisting that the event sends a “negative” message to Gettysburg alumni and potential donors.
“I hope that they take this as a learning experience and push back on some of this wokeness that you’ve seen because the primary focus of school should be to educate the next generation and make sure that we have a society that continues to function and think critically,” he stated.
They got so much heat, they canceled it!!!
— Puddintane (@imwren) November 14, 2022
Others spoke up as well but most seemed to fear reprisal if they revealed who they were.
A senior at the school said that they were “not surprised at all that a poster like this is spread through the college, considering there was a public drag show in the middle of campus three or four weeks prior to this.”
“Normally, rhetoric on posters of this nature tends to be more inclusive and welcoming to the target student groups. But this rhetoric is simply divisive,” the student noted. “The faculty on campus always preaches unity among students on campus but never actually do anything to enact this unity.”
Liberals, the people who invented “virtue signaling,” are seemingly blind to their own blatant racism.
— Ultra MAGA F Larson (@frlarson) November 14, 2022
“The school should not allow this type of rhetoric as it openly and boldly defies what the college says they want to achieve from their student body,” the student admonished.
The student went on to assert that the “incident, like many other incidences that have occurred at Gettysburg College, makes me feel as if the school is incompetent” and that the “school no longer allows students to speak freely, they only allow ideas and concerns of students to be heard that fit their ideas that the school would like to promote.”
It’s racist and sexist. Why would any college allow this? Disgusting.
— EleZorWeb (@EleZorWeb) November 14, 2022
“The school does not have an accurate grasp of how students truly feel about the college,” the person commented. “Most are angered and discouraged that the school is improving not just from this event but many other events that have occurred before this.”
“The fact that the college has permitted an event of this nature contradicts every narrative about inclusion that has been put forth by the college in recent years,” Andrew Breschard, who is a leader of the college’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter told the New Guard in an interview.
The pushback on social media was intense:
Hey @gettysburg our son won’t be applying now.
— Vanessa Perry Keefe (@VanessaKeefe) November 14, 2022
And it only took 2 generations to go from the WWII greatest generation, young men going off to war, to whatever we have today, where men can be pregnant and have multiple pronouns, we are fucked
— Jibfreshie (@jibfreshie) November 14, 2022
Hey freaks, marxists, commies, and general filth…. My grandmother graduated from this college you are becoming tiresome
— J 1 (@DECKARD202) November 14, 2022
When is America going to put a stop to this insanity
— kristen jameson (@kokjameson) November 14, 2022
How can the left call the right the hateful divisive side? They are hosting events that are literally meant to bash an entire group of people because of the way they were born? This is so disgusting.
— CJ (@nfltexanfan) November 14, 2022
Can you imagine if this was reversed. So tired of this bs
— DIANE (@DIANE56743945) November 14, 2022
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