And you thought we were tasteless

What not to do when trying to win that WSA position:

Brandi Freeman, a candidate for Southern Oregon University student body president, admitted to lying about having a cousin who was killed in the school shooting that left 33 people dead at Virginia Tech.

With tears streaming down her face, Freeman spoke at an SOU vigil on Thursday about losing a relative in the massacre. The person she said was her cousin, Kayla Grow, was not killed in Blacksburg, Virginia this week. Nor was anyone by that name injured in the school shooting.

On Friday afternoon, she admitted to making up the story to appeal to voters for the student body election next week. She also said she suffers from bi-polar disorder.

“Sometimes I make poor decisions and lie to cover up things and make myself look like a better person,” she said on Friday afternoon. “I thought by making [the tragedy] personal I could get extra votes from people who were around.”

Before admitting to making up the story, she said her cousin was under an assumed name because she was a member of the federal witness protection program. She later admitted this also wasn’t true.

Uhhhh.

21 thoughts on “And you thought we were tasteless

  1. Anonymous

    The article implies the actions had to do with bi-polar disorder because Freeman implied it did when she admitted that she had lied.From Oregon Live:Friday, she recanted the story, withdrew from the race, announced she was bi-polar and was resuming her medication.

  2. Anonymous

    The article implies the actions had to do with bi-polar disorder because Freeman implied it did when she admitted that she had lied.From Oregon Live:Friday, she recanted the story, withdrew from the race, announced she was bi-polar and was resuming her medication.

  3. Anonymous

    The article implies the actions had to do with bi-polar disorder because Freeman implied it did when she admitted that she had lied.

    From Oregon Live:
    Friday, she recanted the story, withdrew from the race, announced she was bi-polar and was resuming her medication.

  4. Anonymous

    ugh, i don’t know what is worse: the actions of the girl or how the article was written. those actions have ZERO to do with bipolar disorder, and the article very clearly implies that they do. way to further stereotypes. *groan*

  5. Anonymous

    ugh, i don’t know what is worse: the actions of the girl or how the article was written. those actions have ZERO to do with bipolar disorder, and the article very clearly implies that they do. way to further stereotypes. *groan*

  6. Anonymous

    ugh, i don’t know what is worse: the actions of the girl or how the article was written. those actions have ZERO to do with bipolar disorder, and the article very clearly implies that they do. way to further stereotypes. *groan*

  7. Brian

    “She also said she suffers from bi-polar disorder.”More free on-campus mental health care, please.

  8. Brian

    “She also said she suffers from bi-polar disorder.”More free on-campus mental health care, please.

  9. Brian

    “She also said she suffers from bi-polar disorder.”

    More free on-campus mental health care, please.

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