University Of Pittsburgh Students Attend Event With Trigger Warning, Still Get Offended

University Of Pittsburgh Students Attend Event With Trigger Warning, Get Triggered

The Steel City went soft this week. As you may remember, a few weeks ago we covered a speech made by Milo Yiannopoulos. Well, he’s back at it again, offending the living shit out of college students. This time, he took his talents to the University of Pittsburgh.

Some of his talking points included the gender wage gap (he says you’re an idiot if you think there is one), Black Lives Matter (according to him, it’s a supremacy group), and feminists (he calls them “man-haters”). I’ll admit he’s coming off a little strong, but hey, it’s a meaningful discussion. Surely the fully grown adults in the room can take his words with a grain of salt and understand he has a right to his own views. Wait, damn, I forgot it’s 2016 and everyone’s emotional stability has dwindled to that of a 4-year-old.

Students were brought to tears, not from the bravery of this man to speak his mind when faced with endless opposition, but from the “literal physical danger” they felt they were in while at the event. Since the speech, two events have been held to support those who “experienced trauma, [had] been triggered, or felt any kind of pain from the events.” It’s interesting that a speaker with such controversial views wasn’t advertised with a trigger warning to inform students they might be hurt by the message. Oh, wait — HE WAS.

From BreibartBreitbart:

“President of the College Republicans and fellow student Tim Nerozzi responded to the complaints by proclaiming, ‘I’m not here to rain on your parade. We put a trigger warning on our fliers for the event. We never claimed it would be a family friendly or a politically correct lecture.’”

In review, these students were given a trigger warning about an event, attended it anyway, and then proceeded to complain about how the mean man made them cry. What’s the point of a trigger warning if you aren’t going to listen to it? If you walk up to a fence that says “Dangerous High Voltage Authorized Personnel Only,” and you find a way past that fence and get electrocuted, not only are you an idiot, you cannot blame the people who WARNED you because you didn’t listen to them. Those students chose to attend the speech, and any emotional distress caused by it was their own damn fault for showing up in the first place.

[via Breibart]

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  1. Thebrownbear

    How the hell did these people even make it to college? Oh… Wait… Affirmative action.

    8 years ago at 6:22 pm
  2. SlaymarTheSigma

    As a Pennsylvanian; disappointed in Pitt… And yes, might take some laps for this, but black lives matter has turned into a supremacy group. His other two points are debatable, but I’d listen to his reasoning behind them.

    8 years ago at 6:35 pm
      1. SlaymarTheSigma

        Oh, exactly.. Something that statistically based is more than likely correct and as much as feminists annoy me, their argument can be debated. Some go way too far overboard with it and unfortunately for female rights activists, they tend to be the ones who get the attention. Same ones with Black Lives Matter. I’d say that a 60-40 split are trying to defend african american rights, but the rest of the percentage are just trying to use the name to loot stores and shoot officers. As far as wage gap goes; from what I’ve read and seen, you’re 100% correct.

        8 years ago at 7:01 pm
      2. JackDawson

        I’d say the BLM movement is about a 50-40-10 split between people who are just over sentimental pussies, some people who are legitimately trying to make a difference in the few areas where one arguably needs to be made, and looters. Wage gap? Yes, but there is also a disproportionate gap in “easy but well-paying jobs. See, secretary, kindergarten teacher, college administration.

        8 years ago at 7:52 pm
      3. 2Girls1Cup

        I think you meant 50% looters, 49% over sentimental pussies and 1% people who want to make a difference

        8 years ago at 12:35 am
    1. fratstar570

      At least the Pitt students didn’t rip down the signs advertising the event unlike some idiots did at Bucknell University to try to reduce attendance. If you don’t like that he’s coming to campus then don’t fucking go to the event (the school even had to hold a safe space somewhere during the event for those feeling triggered and to silently protest). It’s called freedom of speech, learn to fucking read the constitution.

      8 years ago at 7:34 am
  3. Sigma Alpha Egg sandwich

    Well in order for a trigger warning to be effective the individuals attending the event need to be literate, a few minority’s may have trouble with this

    8 years ago at 6:36 pm
    1. SlaymarTheSigma

      Collegiate level minorities aren’t literate? Are you in OU’s SAE?

      8 years ago at 6:39 pm
      1. SlaymarTheSigma

        My bad didn’t read closely on the “few” angle, I’m sure that’s true. I’ve met quite a few in college of all races.

        8 years ago at 6:42 pm
  4. Call_Me_Dad

    these are probably the same people who shut down all our dagers before the legs are kicked. Yes Sir I understand it is illegal to come off a street the houses are on opposite side of the road and that is dangerous

    8 years ago at 6:47 pm
      1. 144agemo

        The actual controversy is people pooping their pampers over students calling the Cathedral of Learning “cathy” because it diminishes the landmark or some other bullshit.

        8 years ago at 9:37 pm
      2. 144agemo

        Considering the Cathedral looks like a giant phallus at the center of campus, we could call it much worse names than “cathy.”

        8 years ago at 9:38 pm
  5. GoodbyeNormalStreet

    Black lives matter IS a supremacist group. And a hate group. I don’t care about the rest of the article, I’m getting drunk on 6th Street

    8 years ago at 7:09 pm
  6. ImHereForTheGangbang

    “Trigger Warning”. It’s like a verbal pacificier for stupid liberal pussies who can’t handle reality. I can’t believe this is actually a thing that exists.

    8 years ago at 7:24 pm
    1. fratsohardUn1versity

      Yea its pretty shameful so is this “emotional trauma” that hearing other opinions does. These college students are some of the most privleged people on the planet and cant accept reality. His points are right. Feminism in the past was an honorable fight for equality but has evolved to a bigoted hate movement competing for matriarchal dominance rather than equality. SJWs are more or less bullies who cant accept anything that doesnt fit their narrative. The part that drives them nuts is that he is an openly gay man representing a victimized and oppressed group so SWJs cant make snarky check your privlege comments as they are probably more privleged them him

      8 years ago at 10:01 am
  7. FratCena

    That fact that bad ass parental advisory tags have turned into “sorry you’re a pussy” trigger warnings is a sign that America isn’t great anymore.

    8 years ago at 9:54 pm
  8. Coolnamewastaken

    In 1944, people our age stormed the beaches of Normandy. In 2016, people our age cried because a gay man told them they weren’t the special snowflakes they believed.

    8 years ago at 10:13 pm
    1. Coolnamewastaken

      It will be interesting to see what’s more important. Bashing the mean man hurting their feels or defending the brave gay man speaking his mind. It’s enough to short circuit the brains of good SJWs.

      8 years ago at 10:16 pm