First of all, just for the record, pep rallies are some weird shit. Anytime you forcibly gather people together to burn stuff and/or steal a rival’s mascot it just seems one beer or really bad idea away from a lynching.
Anyways, Waverly High School in New York is in the news for staging a pep rally last week in which white students allegedly donned blackface and performed a “skit” in which they acted out in front of parents, teachers, students and administrators Chris Brown‘s beating of girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. (In the photo above, you can’t really see the teenagers’ faces, but you can sorta see what appears to be some brownish makeup on the back of the student that’s on the ground getting smacked up.)
We admit that we haven’t seen video of this so-called “skit” and don’t plan on it. (You couldn’t pay us to watch high schoolers trying to be funny at a pep rally — even with blackface involved.)
Meanwhile, Waverly Central School District officials issued the same ol’ mambajahambo.
“The Waverly School District is committed to creating a positive atmosphere through our activities,” superintendent Joseph Yelich told The Daily Review.”Ultimately, our administrators are going to need to meet with the whole student body to set clear expectations for our behavior and the impact it has on all people.”
[Via HuffPo. H/T yasboogie]