“It’s crazy that racism still exists here,” Mason posted on her Twitter account in response to Rust’s post. “Can’t believe that the color of my skin is weird.”
She told The Lantern student newspaper that, “I danced with her ex-boyfriend and for what I understand that’s why she made that video.”
Rust is a Pi Beta Phi sorority member at OSU and the Greek organization on campus was quick to denounce her Twitter remarks.
“The Panhellenic Association at the Ohio State University would like to apologize to those affected by the recent video that has been brought to our attention,” the organization said in a written statement. “The words and actions of the individual (Rust) do not represent the Panhellenic community’s values or beliefs.”
Rust issued an apology through The Lantern, saying, “first and foremost racism is wrong.”
Mason went on her Twitter account and thanked people for supporting. She also deleted Rust’s video which she had posted to her account.