According to mulitple eye witnesses on social media, someone hanged a plush monkey from a tree from a student off campus housing development in Columbia, SC.
The stuffed animal was found with a belt around its neck hanging from a small tree in a parking lot at The Village at Columbia development.
— – Aalaiyah ..♡ (@IStandAlone_03) July 9, 2016
The Village at Columbia is an apartment complex designed for use by University of South Carolina student according to the complex’s website.
The incident comes on the heels of another similar situation at Clemson University last week where two students there admitted to hanging bananas from a pole next to a banner honoring African-Americans.
Those two students claimed that their actions were not racially motivated.
Bananas hanging from post at #Clemson, now Monkeys hanging from trees at college housing for the #UniversityofSouthCarolina ?? We take 3 steps forward and all it takes is for one ignorant soul with an improper upbringing to take us 5 steps back. I hope whoever found the time to go buy a brand stuffed animal, remove their belt & tie the Monkey got whatever kicks & giggles out of this they were looking for. Crazy how people can find joy in someone else’s pain. South Carolina we’re better than this. @VillageUSC #BLM #USC #BlackLivesMatter #PhilandoCastile #AltonSterling #AlvaBraziel #Gamecocks #GamecockNation #PrayForSC #PrayForColumbia #PrayForUs #PrayForTheIgnorant
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