Fox - Eleven Susquehanna University student-athletes were suspended after they posted their version of the viral “Harlem Shake” video. The players were suspended due to the sexual acts portrayed in the “Harlem Shake: Weight Room Edition” video they uploaded to YouTube. The video features 11 athletes dancing in the university weight room.
Below is the full statement from Susquehanna University on the video:
“Earlier this week, a video involving 11 student-athletes simulating sex acts in the university’s weight room was produced and publicly posted. We met with the student-athletes involved and removed them from their intercollegiate athletics teams. At the same time, the students were given a plan of action outlining the pathway to reinstatement to their teams.Susquehanna University promotes a culture of respect and personal responsibility. Participation in intercollegiate athletics is a great privilege. The student-athlete handbook calls upon student-athletes to be exemplary role models by demonstrating respect for others and acting in a first-class manner. We are disappointed by this behavior and the way in which these student-athletes represented our teams and the university. We hope that they learn from this experience, and that they will earn their way back to representing Susquehanna as members of their teams.
Another day and another athletic team undone by doing the Harlem Shake. Never has any viral video that has been so stupid caused so much heartache. I mean this is just some surreal shit. I can’t even begin to understand how anybody could justify suspending kids for this. EVERYBODY is doing the Harlem shake. It’s like suspending people for using facebook or twitter or breathing. There is just such a disconnect between the people making decisions at schools and the reality of the world we live in. Bottomline is that anybody who would suspend kids for making a Harlem Shake video like this should be fired on the spot because they are certifiably insane and more importantly woefully unqualified to prepare kids for the real world.
PS – You know what my favorite part of stories like these are? Everybody always agrees that the school is crazy. Everybody. Everybody in the comment section, on youtube etc. Schools don’t give a shit though. That’s the beauty of being a school administrator. They answer to nobody. They have more power than Hitler in his prime.