The famed neuroscientist David Eagleman once said: “There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.”
It seems that social justice warriors are demanding this third death for the sweet, gentle giant Harambe, the gorilla who was tragically shot at the Cincinnati Zoo in May.
The administration at Clemson University is banning students from publicly displaying references to Harambe, saying he promotes racism and rape culture, Campus Reform reported.
Following Harambe’s death, the Internet came together to immortalize Harambe in meme form, with timeless mottos like “dicks out for Harambe” and “Harambe did 9/11.” But it seems these cries of solidarity with the slain gorilla are misunderstood by certain colleges. A few weeks ago RAs at U Mass threatened Title IX investigations toward students using Harambe memes.
At Clemson, the ban was the result of an “incident” the university refuses to elaborate on, involving offensive use of a Harambe meme.