College students are using an app to express outrage over a ‘Muslim bomber’ Halloween costume

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Yeti Campus Stories

An app that lets you peek inside the culture of college life has surfaced an interesting controversy going on at Penn State University.

Students are using an app called Yeti Campus Stories to express their outrage or support for another student who dressed as a “Jager Bomber” for Halloween.

Students make “Jager Bombs” by dropping a shot of Jagermeister into a glass of Red Bull and downing both drinks at once. The student’s costume is a play on that. He imitated traditional Middle Eastern clothes, then wore an army vest stacked with Jagermeister and Red Bull cans.

Then he posted a photo of the costume to Yeti.

Yeti creates social networks for colleges where students show off images of college life. It launched in March and has gone crazy, with hundreds of thousands of daily active users, adding over 10,000 new users a day, the company tells us.

Here’s what happened next…


Here’s the costume that sparked the controversy.


It didn’t take long for another student to post a response saying the costume was offensive.


Which caused other students to jump in and defend the costume.


And more comments about why such a costume is wrong-headed.


And then a big debate happened with people jumping in with all sorts of comments. Many of them used foul language and we won’t show them (that’s college students) but some of them made reasonable points.





And now the controversy has jumped from Penn State to other schools. This is a post from someone at Texas A&M, who is also insulted.


Despite all the posts, the guy wearing the costume is standing firm.