LSU student and Reveille* columnist Clarke Perkins freaked out on Twitter yesterday as she mistook a guy wire hanging over a branch for a noose. Yup. You can't make this up. She tweeted yesterday morning:
The Klan is coming back. Night riders are going to gallop through the Quad at midnight. The 1850's are here. Hoop skirts are in. Um, not so fast, my friend. Here are the pictures of the "noose":
THERE IS A NOOSE HANGING FROM A TREE AT LSU BY COATES. I shouldn't have to see this walking to class. WOW.
That's it. The "noose" is the end of a guy wire that was uprooted when a heavy branch fell down on the wire. She probably thinks Eight-ball was invented by the Klan as well. LSU sent out an email to all students about the "noose":
Earlier today, LSU was notified of the potential that an extremely offensive symbol had been found on campus.
Though this proved not to be the case, we want to emphasize that racial intolerance will never be permitted on our campus."
The student deleted her tweet. However, she at first refused to take it down even when the NAACP told her it was not a noose. She said she would wait until she got confirmation it was not a noose. Again, you can't make this up. She cranked out these tweets all day long. Nothing like a drama queen on a mission for social justice.
@lsu has confirmed it is NOT a noose. Just a coincidence - as far as we know, there is NO noose on campus.
This morning, I was walking across campus and saw what I thought was a noose hanging from a tree. So I shared my concerns.
Not a professionally made noose - I believed it to be a makeshift one created as an offensive joke.
I was wrong, it was a wire that fell. But if black students were more accepted here, I wouldn't have thought a noose
Considering what is currently happening in this country, someone hanging a noose certainly seems plausible.
Black students all over are being threatened for speaking out. I've previously been threatened for talking about race at LSU.
So this didn't surprise me. Which should tell you something about how students on this campus feel.
Again, I was wrong - but, a wire falling out of a tree is less likely than my presence being threatened, tbh
Oh, one last thing. Her whining about racism? Check out this 2013 tweet:
She removed this one as well when she was called out on it yesterday. As stated earlier, you can't make this up.
*The Reveille is the student newspaper.