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Now Banned: Kiss Cams?

By A.P. Dil­lon

The abil­ity to rea­son and think for one’s self in this coun­try has been lost.

Appar­ently, Kiss Cams are now con­sid­ered inap­pro­pri­ate at Syra­cuse University:

The kiss cam did not oper­ate dur­ing Saturday’s game between the Orange and Cen­tral Michi­gan Uni­ver­sity fol­low­ing a let­ter to the edi­tor pub­lished Fri­day on Syra​cuse​.com ques­tion­ing its appro­pri­ate­ness at a time when uni­ver­si­ties are focused on dis­cour­ag­ing sex­ual assaults. Dur­ing game delays cou­ples kiss­ing for the cam­era are dis­played on the Jum­botron to enter­tain the crowd.

We are tak­ing the time to assess the con­cerns expressed in the let­ter to the edi­tor. We dis­cussed this with POMCO, the spon­sor, and they sup­ported that approach,” Sue Edson, exec­u­tive senior asso­ciate ath­let­ics direc­tor for com­mu­ni­ca­tions, said in an email. — Syra​cuse​.com

As Syra­cuse is my Alma Mater, I am beyond mor­ti­fied. I’m flab­ber­gasted at the amount of sheer, pure STU­PID going on here. I feel dumber for hav­ing read the whole arti­cle all the way through. We’re one step closer to Demo­li­tion Man becom­ing reality.

But wait, it gets worse. The dump­ing of the Kiss Cam occurred because of one let­ter from a man named Steve Port, who com­pares the Kiss Cam to rape.

The instances I wit­nessed at the game encour­age and con­done sex­ual assault and a sense of male enti­tle­ment, at best. And they are an actual instance of assault, at worst,” Port wrote in his letter.

No one has the right to force­fully touch some­one be it a hug, a kiss or a vio­lent rape. I adamantly insist that Syra­cuse Uni­ver­sity stu­dent gov­ern­ment, the chan­cel­lor, the ath­letic direc­tor, etc. review what hap­pened last week­end and seri­ously con­sider the ram­i­fi­ca­tions of what they are encour­ag­ing,” he said. - Syra​cuse​.com

Well, there you have it. Kiss Cams have been caus­ing sex­ual assaults for decades across the coun­try. Some­one get that Jum­botron indicted already, will ya?

A cou­ple of com­ments were posted in the arti­cle, this is one of them and it was nau­sea inducing:

syrfan47: “The ques­tion to me is not whether this meets the cri­te­ria for assault “legally”. The ques­tion is; given the con­text of today’s cam­pus behav­iors; why are we encour­ag­ing male enti­tle­ment in such a pub­lic forum. The reluc­tance of the women was clear; and I was uncom­fort­able with the Dome’s man­age­ment con­don­ing this out­dated prac­tice. For the record; I’m a guy; big SU fan, was at the game, and I do have daughters.”

It would seem that syrfan47’s own “male enti­tle­ment” is not in ques­tion. He sounds like a par­rot, echo­ing the phras­ing of Mr. Port. The rest of the com­menters nod­ding their lit­tle lem­ming heads in agree­ment are no better.

Ban all Things - Easily offendedMany thought the Kiss Cam was a dumb idea, but through­out the com­ments, most agreed yank­ing the cam was equally dumb.

It’s clear what has to hap­pen. We need to act! Pro­tect the eas­ily offended — ban all things!

The only relief from this story is the vast major­ity of com­ments called this turn of events what it is — polit­i­cally cor­rect idiocy.

Here’s a sample:

The kiss cam pro­motes sex­ual assault in the same way watch­ing grown men tackle each other to the ground over pos­ses­sion of a ball pro­motes vio­lence. Sorry, but this guy’s let­ter is tak­ing things a bit too far.”

My ques­tion is, when are they going to stop sell­ing beer? I think sell­ing beer at the games is pro­mot­ing alco­holism and the col­lege is send­ing out a mes­sage that you should be drink­ing at sport­ing events.”

I’m offended by all of those who are offended so off with your heads. Seri­ously this is all totally out of hand. Don’t breath you just might offend the per­son next to you”

And just last week, the Pres­i­dent of the United States scolded Uni­ver­si­ties for ‘cod­dling’ their stu­dents. Per­haps the President’s mes­sage should have been directed at the gen­eral public.

DM7 small LL1885A.P. Dil­lon resides in the Tri­an­gle area of North Car­olina and is the founder of LadyLib​er​ty1885​.com.
Her cur­rent and past writ­ing can also be found at IJ Review, Stop​Com​mon​CoreNC​.org, Heart​land​.org and Watch­dog Wire NC.
Catch her on Twit­ter: @LadyLiberty1885

By A.P. Dillon

The ability to reason and think for one’s self in this country has been lost.

Apparently, Kiss Cams are now considered inappropriate at Syracuse University:

The kiss cam did not operate during Saturday’s game between the Orange and Central Michigan University following a letter to the editor published Friday on Syracuse.com questioning its appropriateness at a time when universities are focused on discouraging sexual assaults. During game delays couples kissing for the camera are displayed on the Jumbotron to entertain the crowd.

“We are taking the time to assess the concerns expressed in the letter to the editor. We discussed this with POMCO, the sponsor, and they supported that approach,” Sue Edson, executive senior associate athletics director for communications, said in an email. – Syracuse.com

As Syracuse is my Alma Mater, I am beyond mortified. I’m flabbergasted at the amount of sheer, pure STUPID going on here.  I feel dumber for having read the whole article all the way through. We’re one step closer to Demolition Man becoming reality.

But wait, it gets worse. The dumping of the Kiss Cam occurred because of one letter from a man named Steve Port, who compares the Kiss Cam to rape.

The instances I witnessed at the game encourage and condone sexual assault and a sense of male entitlement, at best. And they are an actual instance of assault, at worst,” Port wrote in his letter.

“No one has the right to forcefully touch someone be it a hug, a kiss or a violent rape. I adamantly insist that Syracuse University student government, the chancellor, the athletic director, etc. review what happened last weekend and seriously consider the ramifications of what they are encouraging,” he said. – Syracuse.com

Well, there you have it. Kiss Cams have been causing sexual assaults for decades across the country. Someone get that Jumbotron indicted already, will ya?

A couple of comments were posted in the article, this is one of them and it was nausea inducing:

syrfan47: “The question to me is not whether this meets the criteria for assault “legally”. The question is; given the context of today’s campus behaviors; why are we encouraging male entitlement in such a public forum. The reluctance of the women was clear; and I was uncomfortable with the Dome’s management condoning this outdated practice. For the record; I’m a guy; big SU fan, was at the game, and I do have daughters.”

It would seem that syrfan47’s own “male entitlement” is not in question. He sounds like a parrot, echoing the phrasing of Mr. Port.  The rest of the commenters nodding their little lemming heads in agreement are no better.

Ban all Things - Easily offendedMany thought the Kiss Cam was a dumb idea, but throughout the comments, most agreed yanking the cam was equally dumb.

It’s clear what has to happen. We need to act! Protect the easily offended – ban all things!

The only relief from this story is the vast majority of comments called this turn of events what it is — politically correct idiocy.

Here’s a sample:

“The kiss cam promotes sexual assault in the same way watching grown men tackle each other to the ground over possession of a ball promotes violence. Sorry, but this guy’s letter is taking things a bit too far.”

“My question is, when are they going to stop selling beer? I think selling beer at the games is promoting alcoholism and the college is sending out a message that you should be drinking at sporting events.”

“I’m offended by all of those who are offended so off with your heads. Seriously this is all totally out of hand. Don’t breath you just might offend the person next to you”

And just last week, the President of the United States scolded Universities for ‘coddling’ their students.  Perhaps the President’s message should have been directed at the general public.

DM7 small LL1885A.P. Dillon resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of LadyLiberty1885.com.
Her current and past writing can also be found at IJ Review, StopCommonCoreNC.org, Heartland.org and Watchdog Wire NC.
Catch her on Twitter: @LadyLiberty1885