Blackface, Nazis and the KKK... this is what a 'politically incorrect' party looks like

Lowenna Waters
Friday 15 June 2018 14:15
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University students in Australia have used black face and dressed up as the Ku Klux Klan and Nazis for a 'politically incorrect' party.

The party was held on Thursday night among students at the Charles Strut University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, who used the Black Swan Hotel as its location, reports Welcome To Our Country.

On the Facebook event page, the students invited people to the party, and called it a 'politically incorrect' session, and asked students to dress in a way that would 'legally get you in s***', reports news.com.au.

Grab a costume that would legally get you in s*** and hook right in.

After the party, attendees posted photographs of the event on social media.

One post on Instagram, which has since been deleted, showed a group of men dressed as the Ku Klux Klan, and another man covered in black paint holding a basket of cotton, which was captioned:

Very very politically incorrect. Cotton prices are unreal though so it's a great time to be picken'.

Another post shows a group of men dressed as Jews in holocaust prison uniforms, and another man dressed as Hitler in the background.

The screenshot of the original post on Instagram, which has also been deleted, shows the caption:

Jesus Christ. I Jews you as my lord and saviour

Since the photographs have been circulated and reported on by the national media, Charles Strut University has issued a statement, saying that it doesn't condone the racist behaviour.

Writing on Facebook, the university stated:

We are aware of an incident that occurred last night that may have involved Charles Sturt University students.

Charles Sturt University (CSU) will not tolerate this offensive behaviour.

It does not reflect our University values and we strongly condemn these actions.

CSU is currently investigating these incidents and social media posts.

The Black Swan, the hotel where the party took place, has also distanced itself from the party. In a now deleted statement on their social media channels, Buzzfeed reports it said:

We have zero tolerance and do not condone this sort of behaviour.

In a backlash to the party, students from the university have been taking to Twitter with the hashtag #WaggaSaysNotFunny.

One, Rhys Parton, wrote:

As a Wagga resident, someone who attended the same Uni as these students, & someone with Aboriginal ancestry, I want it known, nobody here condones that sort of behaviour.

This isn't the only offensive incident university students have been embroiled with recently. ​Last week a group of university students from Syracuse University, New York State, were suspended after videos of them being racist and homophobic at a fraternity meeting were leaked to the student newspaper.

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