A University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student had a serious complaint for his campus’ official “Hate Response Team”: he was “very upset” by a Harry Potter mural in a college dorm.
A Harry Potter mural upset him? Awwww, how pathetic
The mural, in the Laux Residence Hall, depicts Neville Longbottom, a character from the Harry Potter films. The nerdy Neville was played by actor Matthew Lewis, who blossomed into a notable hunk post-puberty. The mural shows him as both a geeky boy and an attractive young man — transformed, according to the mural’s caption, by a stay at the Laux Residence Hall itself.
Allow me to pause there. Try, just try to imagine how such a mural could possibly upset anyone. Not getting anything? Well, here you go
The depiction of this metamorphosis “represents our ideal society and everything I am trying to fight against,” wrote the offended student, whose name is redacted. “It represents white power. Man power. Cis power. Able power. Class power. ECT [sic] ect. I am angry that I know the people who put this mural up, and I am anger [sic] because I know the people who let this mural be put up. Like I said earlier, maybe I am being a little sensitive, but it is how I feel. This represents, to me, our society, and I do not want it up on this wall. Why do we need a BEFORE and AFTER?”
OK then, crazy much? It seems the student is aggrieved by White people, especially White men who are Heterosexual, able bodied, and of some monetary standing. So, I suppose if the mural depicted a Bisexual Black man, preferably one seeking gender reassignment surgery, who was in a wheelchair AND poor, that would be OK?
Like I said, it is no longer even possible to parody the Left.
The University of Michigan yesterday unveiled a new webpage that allows students to choose their preferred pronouns, including “they” and “ze.”