A student at Bowling Green State University accidentally confused lab equipment for a Ku Klux Klan member.
A Bowling Green student posted a short video to her Twitter account on January 22, where a piece of lab equipment draped in an opaque protective covering can be seen through a window. The student, who assumed that the lab equipment was actually a hooded member of the Ku Klux Klan on campus, was issued a quick response by Bowling Green’s president.
Mary Ellen Mazey assured the student that the lab equipment was, indeed, not a Klansman.
— Mary Ellen Mazey (@PresidentMazey) January 23, 2017
Twitter users had fun with the misunderstanding after President Mary Ellen Mazey’s response tweet went viral.
Were you ever so woke that you mistook a projector with a sheet thrown over it for a KKK rally? pic.twitter.com/tf6rXDj1TQ
— neontaster (@neontaster) January 24, 2017
Only at BG could someone mix up lab equipment with the KKK smh
— Drew Willis (@DWillis23_) January 23, 2017
Person pretends there's a KKK member inside Bowling Green University, school President takes a photo to prove it was lab equipment. https://t.co/NZtTOqPfTd
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) January 25, 2017
It's possible that the Bowling Green president is KKK herself and the tweet was part of a cover up.
— Franz 🍞 (@franz_gmbh) January 24, 2017