'Covington Catholic' teen cracks offensive rape joke at Lincoln memorial in disturbing clip
A disturbing clip from the controversial march at Lincoln Memorial shows a teenage boy, allegedly part of the Covington Catholic group, making an insensitive remark about rape.
Boys from Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky, came under fire some days ago after footage of one of them facing off with a Native American went viral.
The incident happened on Friday in Washington DC where the private, all-male school was participating in a March for Life event against abortion.
Now, a new video from the march has emerged showing a boy in the same group yelling:
“It's not rape if you enjoy it!”
It’s not clear if the teen is a student at Covington, but he is surrounded by those in the first viral clip confirmed as students of the school.
The offensive remark draws laughter from most of the other boys, some of whom are wearing “Make America Great Again” shirts and hats.
The six-second clip was shared on Twitter by lawyer and feminist Amee Vanderpool with the caption:
“Latest Covington Catholic video from the Lincoln Memorial incident on Friday has surfaced where one of the students yells, 'It's not rape if you enjoy it!'
Good luck spinning this one...”
Vanderpool later shared a more extended version of the video where another boy can be heard saying off-camera: “He does not go to Covington!”
“…One of the boys says 'he doesn't go to Covington,' but it's hard to tell if he means that literally or if he's embarrassed in front of the girls and making a joke,” she tweeted.
The clip, posted on January 22, has so far generated over one million views and thousands of mixed reactions from netizens.
The video comes on the heels of another from the march that shows Covington Catholic students taunting two young women.
Thank god for social media so we can see people as they actually are. What is wrong with these boys? Is rape now part of the pro-life movement?— Kate Barker Swindell (@k8bs) January 22, 2019
Twitter user, Linds posted the footage and explained that the boys harassed she and her friends even before the incident with the Native American protester, Nathan Philips.
“I'm tired of reading things saying they were provoked by anyone else other than their own egos and ignorance,” Linds wrote.
THE FIRST FACE-OFF
The Covington boys first came under intense criticism when the clip of their stand-off with Philips emerged.
A student of the school, Nick Sandmann, wearing a MAGA hat, was filmed staring down Vietnam veteran Phillips. The other boys continued to jeer and chant in glee at the interaction.
TRUMP COMES TO THEIR DEFENSE
Although the boys have faced outrage from social media users, many people, including President Donald Trump, have also come to their defense.
That number has increased since videos surfaced of the boys also being subjected to name calling and racist slurs by other groups of protesters.
Hours before Vanderpool posted the video showing the boy making an offensive rape remark, Trump tweeted concerning the situation:
“Nick Sandmann and the students of Covington have become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be. They have captivated the attention of the world, and I know they will use it for the good - maybe even to bring people together. It started off unpleasant, but can end in a dream!”
Nick Sandmann and the students of Covington have become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be. They have captivated the attention of the world, and I know they will use it for the good - maybe even to bring people together. It started off unpleasant, but can end in a dream!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2019
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