Recapping The Story Of Racist Snapchat Sent From A Member Of Alabama’s Chi Omega

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Yesterday was a total mess. This is my attempt to clean it up as best I can.

We were the first outlet to report on the now infamous leaked Snapchat from a member of Chi Omega at the University of Alabama. It showed three young ladies happily posing for a selfie with the caption: “Chi O got NO niggas!!!!!” followed by a series of emojis that come standard with any 18 to 22-year-old girl’s social media posts. That Snapchat is below.

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Soon after we published the story, our inboxes got cluster bombed with new information, most of which was attempting to debunk our story. Unable to verify what was true and what was false, we posted several updates throughout the afternoon and early evening in an attempt to stay on top of the story and remain transparent. As it turns out, all the dissenting information we received was an elaborate damage control ploy. Our original story was accurate.

A fake, distorted version of the Snapchat was even sent to us in an attempt to discredit the entire story. Very, very clever. That version is below. Notice the “gg” in “niggas.”

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This is the original image we released, not knowing that it had been strategically altered. A do-gooder graphic designer emailed us to inform us of the image’s faults. He included the below screenshot.

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Given all the differing information on our desks, we thought it was best to remove the story entirely.

We can now report the original Snapchat’s authenticity, as confirmed by Chi Omega’s national office on their official Facebook page. The member who posted the Snapchat has been removed from Chi Omega’s Nu Beta chapter at Alabama.

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Tuscaloosa’s Fox affiliate breaks it down nicely:

I know this is a serious story and should lack any elements of humor, but this reporter knocking on Chi O’s front door just kind of made me laugh. I’m not even sure why. It could be his sorority babe-ready hair, or that “play it cool” look on his face. Or maybe I imagine a pride of giddy sorority girls opening the door and being greeted by a reporter and news camera, and him asking them, “So, are you guys racist or what?” Just funny.

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Lastly, we can confirm that Chi Omega actually pledged two African Americans. This unfortunate Snapchat could very well have been one member’s lapse in judgement, and should not reflect the overall mindset of the sorority.

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Roger Dorn (@RogerJDorn) is the Vice President of Media for Grandex, Inc. He's a native Texan with a full head of hair and knows his way around a nice box of red wine. Dorn graduated (BBA) with a GPA sitting in the meaty part of the bell curve, not lagging behind, but not trying to show off, either. Golf is his game now. He's long off the tee but can't putt for shit. Email: dillon@grandex.co

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  1. 163
    Cabbieshack

    TFM has turned in to that brother that releases an expose on Greek life that gets multiple houses fucked by nationals and the university and doesn’t even apologize because he published “only the truth” and couldn’t be motivated to write anything else due to “journalistic integrity”. You’re destroying the institutions you write about and ruining lives of your readers. Sure we’ll click on the dirt you post but now every member of Greek life has to worry about sending you guys anything for fear they’ll be next. Local news stations already throw out enough heat without you guys tracking this stuff down for them. You used to have some really funny original content. Now it’s scandals, buzzfeed lists and other internet highlights most of which aren’t fraternity related. A lot of chapter advisers have told their chapters they’ll discipline anyone in their chapter they catch posting here. This story had enough doubt you guys got confused all night long about what was real and what wasn’t. If we learned anything it’s that it’s really easy to doctor a photo to make it look like a snapchat that gets a lot of people in trouble. Never mind that it was real this time, it could be fake any other time and the consequences will be just as real. Please bring back the old TFM that poked fun at the outlandish try hard aspects of fraternity and sorority life without exposing the messes a few dumb, immature college kids make.

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    • 11
      Roger_Dorn

      The leaked Snapchat was in the hands of many, many people, as well as several news outlets. If it’s not us reporting it, it’s someone else. We just happened to publish our story before any others. We certainly don’t intend to drag any names through the mud that don’t have it coming.

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      • 72
        poop on my chest

        “if its not us its someone else” thats the same argument drug dealers use. For a bunch of former Greeks you guys seem to not give a flying fuck about getting this girl kicked out of her chapter.Maybe she would have been removed from Chi O if you didnt publish the story, maybe she would not have but either way you guys have become a bunch of tattle tales shitting on greeks to get a few clicks for a few bucks. I feel bad for this chick, one mistake on social media and she gets shamed and removed from her chapter. way to go sell out assholes.

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        • 60
          StudlyAtEverything

          Gonna have to agree with Poop here, Dorn. The girl, Chi O, the Greek system in general, don’t need TFM’s help to be completely fucked. How about taking care of your own?

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          • 18
            CocoaButta

            I understand to a degree why this is such an issue. She correlated her sorority with a racist term. However this is an internal issue which should have been dealt with within Chi Omega and only Chi Omega. No outside party was hurt, sure maybe some were offended but thats no reason to turn this into the hoopla that it is turning into.

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          • 12
            InternationalFrat

            But it was never going to be an internal issue. As Dorn said, TFM weren’t the only ones with the story. So if you guys want to blame anyone, blame the person who leaked the snapchat.

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          • 10
            StudlyAtEverything

            She did. What she did was tragically stupid and she was fucked from the moment she sent the snap. But, you don’t pour gas on someone you supposedly care about, that is already going down in flames.

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          • 121
            Roger_Dorn

            you don’t pour gas on someone you supposedly care about

            What if I care more about ridding the Greek system of racism than I do about one girl’s fate within her sorority?

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          • 34
            StudlyAtEverything

            If I were to guess Dorn, your coverage of the story will do little to rid the Greek system of racism (which I support) but will force the Greek system to distance themselves from TFM.

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          • -7
            Roger_Dorn

            Considering the national headlines that Bama sororities made last year about the race issue (that we did not break), this story was an obvious cover. If you can’t see that, then I’m sorry.

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          • -32
            Lettuce

            Typical liberal comment. Black people can say the n word but white people can’t. And I’m pretty sure black people say racists things as well but no one reports it.

            Sure, racism is bad and I don’t like it but honestly, it seems like these days the racism is always coming from you liberal cunts.

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          • 20
            GammaPhinest1874

            “Don’t pour gas on someone you care about”

            Really?! How about get rid of the dead weight and bad pr? THAT’S what’s really bringing Greek Life down. “Covering it up” won’t change that

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        • 14
          Roger_Dorn

          “Maybe she would have been removed from Chi O if you didnt publish the story, maybe she would not have”

          Holy shit, you can’t really believe this. Can you? To lay blame on anyone BUT her shows utter stupidity.

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          • -3
            poop on my chest

            I blame her for her actions and I blame you for TFM’s actions. Ya’ll have lost your way/identity and spirit. Sickens me to see you guys help spread the anti greek life vibe. Fraternities wont exist in 20 years and you guys are helping that effort.

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          • -5
            Cabbieshack

            Nationals have interns whose only job is to sit on TFM/TSM and look for their chapters to come up in negative light. Not saying they’d have never found this and made a big deal about it but you made it really easy for them.

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      • 37
        The Frockman

        Dude if TFM actually publishes a story first it’s a pretty good indicator it’s not much news at all. You literally caused a national scandal out of a fucking snapchat joke. Have you never sent an offensive snapchat?

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        • -13
          Roger_Dorn

          “You literally caused a national scandal out of a fucking snapchat joke.”

          You literally have no idea what you’re talking about.

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          • 53
            Cabbieshack

            I’m not saying you guys turn things in to scandals that aren’t. I’m saying it’s a scandal with or without your help so why help? We don’t come to TFM for hard hitting news coverage, we come for entertainment. Sure it’s always entertaining to gossip about unfortunate people but it’s much more fun to read original content. Write more about over the top (“fictional”) hazing, and over the top try hards, and over zealous campus police. Let Tatro blabber on about drinking 8 nights a week and about how he doesn’t want any NFGDIboners in his house. Flesh out the character of McCoy. Hell I don’t even care if you want to follow Bilzeran around 24/7 with a camera and post that, but stop posting pictures of kids in letters doing bad stuff. They’ll get shit on without your help. We read these stories and feel bad for these kids and all it tells us is we’re one drunk fuck up away from the same thing. Not funny, not changing the world, just shoving us further in to a scared shitless shell. We have Nationals, the University and Alumni for that, we come here for hysterical inside jokes about a lifestyle only a relatively select few get to enjoy.

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          • 5
            buddahsmcmansion

            the biggest scandal y’all caused was by removing the story and providing a soapbox for someone trying to make a grand cover up about what happened. you became the (somewhat) “trusted” publication bringing to light “irrefutable proof” that this chick was set up, not the other way around when she dragged TFM in that way.

            cheers for going back and making the update. some people, including rich white chicks from MB, need to get their hands stuck in the honeypot once in a while to ever truly learn.

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      • 30
        duckdog

        Not really sure the Snapchat can be classified as “leaked” since she more than likely willingly and intentionally sent it. Anyone who uses social media and expects any level of privacy while utilizing these tools are fooling themselves. Am I the only one who has noticed that TFM’s in the Photo Gallery have all become staged pics or items picked from Reddit, et al. websites? Is it because we have suddenly become lame? No, it’s because we’ve all wised up to the fact that taking and posting pictures of girls passed out in your bed who subsequently shit themselves is not good chapter business.

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  2. 98
    The Baron

    And then the reporter followed up with the good ol’ “Hey, why don’t you put your number in my phone so if I need to do a follow up I can get a hold of you at 3AM for strictly professional reasons…”

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        • -8
          Beecher1843

          Someone who is smart and has half of a functioning brain has never sent an offensive Snapchat, Facebook post, tweet, Email, or even text or groupme post. Because they stop and think if something is offensive, and realize it could bite them in the ass. Take a lap Frockman.

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  3. 32
    CocoaButta

    Chi Omega handled this matter internally so this should be the end of it. UA should not be getting involved nor the media but of course the second race is involved everyone all of a sudden thinks they’re off the cast of Animal house and can tell us how we should handle our issues.

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  4. 21
    inhocFaF

    I always thought if you avoided using a hard “r”, you were good, considering it’s used in almost every rap song. The bigger issue is apparently she’s a liar.

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  5. 15
    GOPfrat_VT

    Well Dorn, I haven’t had a black person in my car ever…might as well make an article about that and try to get me kicked out my fraternity.

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  6. 11
    Larry_Legend

    The thing I don’t like about this is that it isn’t and shouldn’t be a major scandal. It’s one thing to write stories about the Alabama sororities that weren’t being allowed to bid black girls, because there was serious legitimate racism in that case. But come on guys, a girl sends out a snapchat with the n-word and you try to make it into a big deal? I wouldn’t be surprised to see this on other sites. But this is a website that’s supposed to be about greek life. Do you really need to pile on? We come here to see funny columns and interesting stories, not the latest hazing/racism scandal.

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  7. 8
    Clive Fratsby

    You posting this “story” without any facts is like if I wrote an article about how you just love pulling a Sandusky on little boys. Just because people say it all the time on here and it’s clearly out on social media doesn’t mean it’s true, you dumb fucks. Furthermore, what makes you think that this story is true now? Because the girl in question got kicked out? That’s not a good enough reason to say its true especially after it was debunked. Go fuck yourself dorn, maybe you and bacon can do a dirty Sandusky together later tonight, but for now, fuck off.

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