It’s Time To Free UVA Theta Chi Otto Warmbier From His North Korean Shackles

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Remember Otto Warmbier? You know, the University of Virginia Theta Chi and American Citizen that was arrested in North Korea for trying to snag a memento on the way out of his study abroad program in The Democratic People’s Republic of Un over a year ago? Yeah, him. Guess where he is today?

My man is still doing 15 to (probably) life cracking salt rock with an Andy Dufresne Shawshank hammer in a labor intensive Pyongyang prison. A YEAR PLUS LATER. And no one seems to care. Not one credible update on this kid from an actual news outlet, even less on the negotiation front from the U.S. government, and his family won’t even comment on the matter.

But what now? How can we get the ball rolling on the #FreeOtto movement? I know you’re reading this, Un. We’ve seen the pageview traffic report list some readers from that lovely little live action rendition of Animal Farm that you call home. There can’t be more than three computers in the entire country. We know you frequent this site, so let’s work this out.

Do we send over Dennis Rodman and the Harlem Globetrotters to throw a friendly exhibition of hoops showing how “far superior” your Korean national team is? I hear you’re a huge Jackie Chan fan. How about we send him over along with Chris Tucker to make Rush Hour 4? What if we sweetened the deal by tossing in some firepower like bottle rockets and M80s to beef up your defense program? Will you ship our boy back then?

Fine, Un. We’re taking matters into our own hands.

We’ve set up an official petition titled “Bring Our Boy Otto Warmbier Home From North Korea,” and if our petition reaches 100,000 signatures by March 2, the White House, by rule, must officially respond to it.


That’s the only way we’re going to get the answers to the questions that are keeping so many of us up at night as we think about Otto’s hard knock life planting apple trees using only a child’s plastic pail and shovel, polishing boulders using nothing but his own saliva and old Bennigan’s napkins, and using a sledge hammer to turn dust into an even finer dust.

Click here, sign the petition, and let’s bring our boy Otto home.


    1. RisingFratstarOfTX

      I don’t think he’ll respond kindly to us trying to make that shit hole even shittier…

      4 years ago at 9:44 am
      1. I wonder what those 100 soldiers the US sent to look for Kony is up to, get on that Jared.

        4 years ago at 6:11 pm
  1. CanadianB4C0N

    You’d think our “hardliner” president would’ve been working on this.

    4 years ago at 6:36 pm
    1. Ole R.E Lee

      Did you prefer the way things were handled on the situation for the past year plus?

      4 years ago at 7:49 pm
  2. Get Hazed On

    Eh. Hard to feel bad for a jackass who thought it was remotely a good idea to go to North Korea for any reason. Still, I’ll sign the petition even though those things are meaningless.

    4 years ago at 7:23 pm
      1. Get Hazed On

        More importantly he’s a human that’s being forced to do hard labor for propaganda purposes.

        4 years ago at 8:27 pm
      2. Kappasaurus

        Much less a Greek brother, get him home then tell him how much of an idiot he is

        4 years ago at 9:45 pm
  3. Clint_Beastwood

    Its hard to expect much from a guy when his first idea was “study abroad in North Korea.” Let alone his friends and family that did nothing to question his decision making capabilities when he announced this grand plan.

    4 years ago at 7:43 pm
  4. m_likovich

    There is only one signature on there. Didn’t you at least get the office staff to sign before you posted this? You don’t give a fuck about Otto…..

    4 years ago at 8:37 pm
  5. FratterNation

    I signed, but I would hope Theta Chi could find 100,000 actives and alumni who would gladly sign this.

    4 years ago at 10:22 pm