Anderson Cooper might have said it best when he called a group of college students "morons" for the way they decided to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Arizona State University is under fire after it held a racist "MLK Blackout" party that involved people wearing basketball jerseys and drinking from watermelon cups.
"Now I know you don't want to believe that something so racist and ignorant could actually happen in 2014," Cooper began on Thursday. "Frankly, it would be easier to pretend someone got the story wrong. After all there's no proof that this happened, right? There is. In fact they posted pictures of the party on Instagram with hash tags like happy MLK day, homies and blackout for MLK!"
After showing photos that students posted of themselves at the party, the CNN host expressed his bewilderment at their behavior:
"To me it is terrifying, terrifying that these people made it into college without learning anything about what is appropriate human behavior and terrifying they've got such an astounding lack of awareness and are so moronic about themselves and the world to actually post pictures of it like it's the spring semiformal or whatever."
After wondering "whatever happened to the good old-fashioned toga party," Cooper realized, "Scratch that. I would not want to see what this particular group of morons would do if you gave them a bunch of white sheets."
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