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Posters Go Up All Over Columbia Calling Mattress-Carrying Rape Protester A 'Pretty Little Liar'

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This is shameful.

Columbia University student Emma Sulkowicz kicked up a storm of controversy by carrying her mattress to graduation. The art project/protest over her rape case has mostly been seen as a brave statement to bring attention to victims who are too easily dismissed.

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But some at the school claim that Emma is capitalizing on the tragedy of others — and that her protest is nothing more than a hoax!

Posters have appeared all over the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan to discredit Sulkowicz, calling her a "pretty little liar."

The anonymous Twitter account @fakerape is being used to get the posters more attention:

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Columbia University Student Carries Her Mattress On Stage At Graduation To Protest Her Dismissed Rape Case

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Emma Sulkowicz made headlines when she began carrying her mattress around Columbia University to protest the school's mishandling of her rape case.

And on Tuesday that protest culminated when — despite earlier rulings against it — she was allowed to carry the mattress across the stage as she graduated.

This is the culmination of a protest/senior performance art project entitled Mattress Performance (Carry That Weight) in which Emma must have the mattress with her whenever she is on university property.

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Emma filed a complaint against another Columbia student in April 2013 for sexually assaulting her in August 2012.

When the University found the student "not responsible," Emma took her case to the NYPD, who chose not to pursue charges.

She has since filed a Title IX lawsuit against the school.

See Emma carrying her mattress at the graduation ceremony AND hear her explain her motives (below):

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Manhattan Building Explosion: 3-Alarm Fire Engulfing NYC Neighborhood After Building Collapses

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Oh no!

Firefighters are on the scene at a building collapse in New York City.

A six-story building on 116th Street in East Harlem, between Madison and Park, has reportedly partially collapsed in a three-alarm fire.

Witnesses are reporting a large explosion that blew out the windows as the street became engulfed in smoke.

No official word yet on the cause of the fire, but we do know that the building housed a Spanish Christian Church and piano repair shop. Right now the FDNY is still working on putting out the blaze, with 168 members from 39 units responding.

So far only minor injuries reported; for now we pray that holds.

[Image via Twitter.]

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Johnny Weir Apologizes For Calling LGBT Protestors "Idiots!"

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Johnny Weir apologizes for calling LGBTQ protestors idiots

It looks like Johnny Weir just found himself inserting his foot ice skate in his mouth!

The now retired Olympian made his way to Columbia University to talk a little bit about the upcoming Olympics in Sochi. However, a LGBT group known as Queer Nation protested the event due to his strong belief that athletes should participate in the winter games despite Russia's anti-gay legislation!

Well Johnny was NOT happy about the picketers and at one point referred to them as "idiots" during the Q&A segment! The former ice skater realized that probably wasn't the best reaction and issued an apology, explaining:

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Problems Already For Chelsea Clinton And Her Husband?

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Oh no! This is definitely unusual!

We hope there's not already trouble in paradise!

Although Chelsea Clinton married Marc Mazvinsky just last summer, the husband of the former First Daughter is reported to have quit his job as an investment banker and is taking a three-month vacation at an exclusive ski resort in Wyoming - without his wife!

Sources close to the pair claim that while Mezvinksy vacations the entire season at Jackson Hole, Chelsea will be focusing on her degree at Columbia University - but plans on going to visit her man every few weeks!

A little strange, don't you think?

Not a good sign if they already need that much time apart so early into their marriage!

We've got our fingers crossed for you two! We sincerely hope everything is working out all right!

Thoughts??

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