Much like the lie known as “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” rumors and unsubstantiated allegations continue to flow freely on the University of Missouri campus, with some of the worst of it coming from student body president Payton Head.
Head, who had previously claimed he was called the “n-word” from a passing pickup truck — one of the actions that led to the school’s president, Tim Wolfe, resigning on Monday — was at it again on Tuesday.
This time, he took to social media to warn students about the KKK being on campus, according to Twitchy.com:
— Alec Lewis (@alec_lewis) November 11, 2015
There’s only one small problem — it wasn’t true … never mind that this came from the president of the student body!
Head would eventually delete the false claim and post an apology:
Student body president apologizes for spreading the ‘KKK at Mizzou’ rumor pic.twitter.com/A55Ap713o6
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) November 11, 2015
Is there any wonder students have been whipped up into a lather at the school?
Ironically, after the school’s online emergency information center posted a comment on Twitter about not spreading rumors, Head joined in to instruct students not to do what he was guilty of doing:
— MU Alert (@MUalert) November 11, 2015
— Payton Head (@MSAPresident) November 11, 2015
The reaction on social media to Head’s irresponsible actions included calls for HIS resignation — an unlikely occurrence being that he’s a member of a protected class — AND his arrest.
Here’s a sampling of other responses to the circus environment that now defines the University of Missouri:
#PrayForMizzou These stupid kids have never been told they were wrong ever in life! Pray!
— KEEMSTAR (@KEEMSTARx) November 11, 2015
— Totes McGotes (@TotesMcGotes) November 11, 2015
— Chris Starks (@chris_starks) November 11, 2015
@MSAPresident your Facebook post with a rumor in it was shared over 500 times.
— Kevin Reape (@KevinReape) November 11, 2015
Missouri student body President Payton Head posted that the KKK was on campus, then later said it was all a lie. This is getting so weird.
— Mike Foster (@michaelsfoster) November 11, 2015
— notpeterose (@silentgeorge25) November 11, 2015
— Cynthia RavenWings (@ravenwings0205) November 11, 2015
@michaelsfoster Payton Head needs to be under arrest. I’m done with all of this.
— Pattypan (@Pattypan) November 11, 2015
— Patrick Wemitt (@WemittPatrick) November 11, 2015
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