Monday, July 31, 2017

British upper class kid apologies after his 'inappropriate' Ku Klux Klan fancy dress costume gets him BANNED from college social events

A Oxford University student who dressed up as a Ku Klux Klan member for a fancy dress party has been named.

Benedict Aldous, 19, was banned from all future social events after he turned up to last year's Christ Church College Bop wearing a pillowcase with slits for eyes.

Aldous, who was a reserve for this year's Oxford-Cambridge boat race, said the costume was a 'satirical response' to the college's '2016' party theme.

But he was instead forced to issue a college-wide apology.

Aldous told the Oxford Cherwell: 'I arrived at the bop dressed in a jumper and jeans with a sign reading 'Middle America' and wearing a pillowcase resembling KKK regalia.

'The costume was intended as a satirical response to the theme '2016'. It was meant as a comment on Donald Trump's possible connections to KKK members, after the US election.

'I did not intend to offend anyone and removed the costume within two minutes of arriving after realising the inappropriateness of it.'

The party happened in December 2016, but Aldous was only punished last month, and just recently named.

He attended Eton College and was a keen rower, taking part in the 2016 World Rowing Junior Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The Christ Church dean, The Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, said Aldous' behaviour was 'completely unacceptable'.



Anonymous said...

The usual OTT-reaction to a frivolous party event that might badly affect the naive young man's future career, which had such glittering promise.

Bird of Paradise said...

The KKK Founded by the slave owning Demacrats

Anonymous said...

said Aldous' behaviour was 'completely unacceptable'.

A 19 year old kid, just being typical.

Malcolm Smith said...

If he dressed up as a pirate would it be assumed he was in favour of robbery with violence at sea?

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

Dressing your kid up as a Cowboy or cowgirl beat's dressing them up as dumb snowflakes

Anonymous said...

I would be curious to know if any other attendee dressed up and, if so, what they wore.

stinky said...

The hyenas are hungry; they will be fed. And if there are no true non-lefties in the room, they'll feed on you, fool.

ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N said...

He was just taking Prince Harry's lead..

Anonymous said...

"Completely unacceptable" is the response of taking months to decide to punish him for a simple thing he quickly undid and then naming him to everyone in order to "shame him".

Stymphalian Bird the man eating bird witha brass beak and shoots his feathers said...