5/15/2015 8:38 PM ET |
Filed under: Ed Helms
Ed Helms is NOT a fan of Rolling Stone.
During the University of Virginia's commencement speech on Friday, Ed slammed Rolling Stone for its debunked December 2014 article, A Rape on Campus.
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The controversial article initially portrayed the university as an institution which allowed and promoted a rape culture, a characterization that was discredited in a lengthy investigation.
In his speech, Helms made it clear that the negative perception of UVA caused by the article should not define the 2015 college graduates, saying:
"It has been said that a rolling stone gathers no moss. I would say that a rolling stone sometimes gathers no facts or even the tiniest morsel of verifiable journalistic integrity. Rolling Stone tried to define you. Don't let others define you; define yourselves. Rolling Stone's rush to define is just the tip of the iceberg."
Yep, it's quite clear how the actor really feels about the publication!!
Ed went on to explain how labels can be detrimental to Americans at large, like how "thug" is a term often and unfairly used to depict African Americans in the media.
So, what do YOU think of the comedian's comments?
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