Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. has launched an investigation following a video on social media that led to complaints that the fraternity’s image is being tarnished.
Per PhillyTribune.com, the video originally was made in 2009 in Florida before it reemerged last week on Facebook, and lots of commenters were not in support of the video.
Omega Psi Phi starts inquiry into 'disgusting' video https://t.co/shRiFRuzEG
— Irv Randolph (@IrvRandolph) October 25, 2016
At about 11 p.m. Saturday, according to PhillyTribune.com, the Grand Basileus for Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Antonio F. Knox Sr. said he started to get calls and text messages about a video that featured members of the organization. The video shows members of the black fraternity showing their buttocks.
On Monday, after hearing news about the mentioned video, Knox told PhillyTribune.com that the Facebook video was sad and that it was disgusting. He also emphasized that the video is not what Omega does or condones, adding that there will be consequences for those in the video:
“We’re working hard with Facebook and YouTube to take it down. We’re getting resistance because [Facebook] is saying it doesn’t violate their policy. But it doesn’t represent our principles.”
“People should go to our website and look at all of the positive things we do and the things we do in the community. Look at the things we’ve done politically, economically and the things that we support. Don’t judge us by anything that in no shape or form is a misrepresentation of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.”