Actor-Comedian Will Ferrell Wants Fraternities Disbanded
Will Ferrell, a former frat brother at USC, thinks fraternities should be disbanded after the Sigma Phi Epsilon University of Oklahoma incident.
US Magazine reported:
Frank the Tank is tired of the Greek system. Will Ferrell, who is a former Delta Tau Delta fraternity brother, is suggesting that all college campuses ban the social clubs.
The Zoolander 2 star made the comments during a New York Times Q&A in Austin, TX., at SXSW while discussing the University of Oklahoma racism chant, which went viral earlier this month. In the disturbing clip, Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter fraternity brothers sing that no African-Americans will be allowed into SAE. The university’s President David Boren shut down the frat and has already expelled two students.
“The incident in Oklahoma, that is a real argument for getting rid of the system altogether, in my opinion, even having been through a fraternity,” Ferrell, 47, said on Monday, Mar. 16. “Because when you break it down, it really is about creating cliques and clubs and being exclusionary. Fraternities were started as academic societies that were supposed to have a philanthropic arm to them. And when it’s governed by those kind of rules, then they’re still beneficial.”