The national leader of the Theta Tau engineering fraternity is playing the victim after video of some of their members engaging in racist and homophobic “jokes” led to their Syracuse University chapter’s suspension.
Michael Abraham, who acts as executive director of the Theta Tau Central Office, told the New York Post that although the fraternity at large considers the video depicting members using racial slurs and engaging in homophobic acts “troubling,” he is concerned with the welfare of the brothers involved.
“They have been identified on social media,” Abraham told the Post, “and due to the university having leaked this video to the press, they are now endangered.”
On Wednesday night, Syracuse’s Daily Orange student newspaper published the graphic video that led to the frat’s suspension. In it, members enact the “origin story” of a rival fraternity. Theta Tau members are shown simulating masturbation and fellatio on others, disparaging “n*ggers, sp*cs and most importantly the f*ckin’ k*kes,” and making jokes about disabled people.
You can watch the disturbing video below, via the Daily Orange: