Trinity College Dublin (left) and The Berlin Wall in the 1980s
Via University Times:
Trinity Ents has cancelled an upcoming event inspired by the fall of the Berlin wall after criticism that the tone of the event was insensitive.
Tuesday’s “Fall of the Wall” event was due to coincide with the 32nd anniversary of the Berlin wall coming down. A 1980s-themed “Pick-n-Mix” will now take place instead.
A statement on the Trinity Ents Instagram story said: “We have made the decision to change the theme for Tuesday’s event.”
“It came to our attention that this is a sensitive topic for many people, and that this theme was causing offence”, the statement said. “As an apolitical, student-run organisation, we never meant to cause offence, and apologise that we did.”
After criticism from whom? The Stasi?
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