Two separate videos of Harley Barber went viral Tuesday, but not for the reasons Barber had hoped. She recorded both of them, and can he heard using the n-word repeatedly in lengthy racist tirades.
“We do not waste water…because of the poor people in Syria,” she says as she films the sink. “We don’t waste water. I love how I act like I love black people because I hate n-word so that’s really interesting but I just saved the n-word by shutting that water off.”
Needless to say, Barber faced an almost immediate backlash after she posted the video to her Instagram account. Then Barber recorded a second video and only made things worse.
Her sorority Alpha Phi, who acted swiftly once the videos became public and stripped her of their membership.
“Alpha Phi is a diverse, values-based organization and condemns the language and opinions in these videos,” wrote Linda Kahangi, executive director of Alpha Phi International Sorority, in a statement. “The Beta Mu chapter leadership and supporting alumnae moved quickly to address the offense, and Ms. Barber is no longer a member of Alpha Phi.”
“These remarks are ignorant and disturbing and in no way reflect the values of The University of Alabama,” Chris Bryant, a University of Alabama spokesman, said in a statement released soon after the videos became public. “This unfortunate behavior has been reported to the Office of Student Conduct as it does not align with the community expectations of students at the Capstone.”
Barber told the New York Post that she had been expelled. “I did something really, really bad,” Barber said. “I don’t know what to do and I feel horrible. I’m wrong and there’s just no excuse for what I did.”
“I feel horrible. I feel so, so bad and I am so sorry.”