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Prospective Harvard students had their acceptances rescinded over offensive Facebook posts


Be careful what you put online. It can have real-world consequences. 

Some students admitted into Harvard's Class of 2021 recently received some serious letters rescinding their acceptances after 10 of them posted offensive photos and messages to a private Facebook group, NBC Boston reported.

The group is called "Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens" and features such alleged posts as a photo of the hanging of a Mexican child entitled "piñata time." 

After the school learned of the Facebook group's contents in April, at least 10 of the accepted students were sent letter informing them that they would not be attending Harvard. 

University officials have stated that all decisions to rescind an student's acceptance are final. 

Harvard spokeswoman Rachael Dane tsaid that the school doesn't "comment publicly on the admissions status of individual applicants."

The move was generally applauded on social media. 

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