Monday, October 11, 2021
Emerson College’s Turning Point USA chapter could be banned from campus after students reported them for handing out stickers critical of the Chinese Communist Party.
The sticker features a character from the popular video game Among Us with a hammer and sickle on its side and has a caption that reads “China kinda sus.”
“Sus” is an abbreviation for “suspicious” commonly used by gamers.
A number of students, organizations, and college officials have condemned Emerson TPUSA, claiming that the sticker promotes bigotry towards Asians.
William P. Gilligan, Emerson’s Interim President, called the stickers “disturbing” and claimed that they featured “anti-Chinese messaging inconsistent with the College’s values.” Per an email the president sent to Emerson’s student body September 30, an official investigation into the incident has been launched.