death by bridge, Dharun Ravi, douchebaggery, happy thoughts, homophobia, homosexuality, invasion of privacy, martyrdom, Matthew Shepard, Michael Richards, Molly Wei, roommates, Rutgers, sucks to be you, suicide, Tyler Clementi, videotaped sexual encounters
Voyeuristic cock-knocker Dharun Ravi had no idea that his cruel, invasive prank would lead to his roommate Tyler Clementi’s suicide and subsequent metaphorical rebirth as the 21st Century’s Matthew Shepard. The two Rutgers freshmen had by all accounts a fairly amicable relationship, although Ravi had allegedly expressed apprehension about Clementi’s homosexuality.
Whether his actions were spurred by homophobia or simply because he was a festering genital lesion, Ravi secretly recorded what is being called “a sexual encounter” between Clementi and another male, and then uploaded it onto the internet.
Clementi, in an apparent suicide three days later, leapt to his death from the George Washington Bridge.
Rather than Thank Goodness This Asshole Wasn’t Your College Roommate, we could have just as easily called it Thank Goodness You’re Not Dharun Ravi, because that guy is F-U-C-K-E-D.
Some Guy said:
Given what Ravi has already done, it’s probably a little too optimistic that he has enough of a conscience to be tormented by this for the rest of his life . . . but we can always hope.
Sadly, we suspect you’re right. Still, he’s in for it, and there’s no two ways about it.