A 19-year-old University of Alabama student has been thrown out of her sorority after having uploaded videos of herself using racial slurs to Instagram (video below).
Harley Barber, originally from New Jersey, made two videos in which she boasted about being a part of the Alpha Phi sorority and repeatedly referred to minorities as "n****s," according to Daily Mail. Both were posted to her secondary Instagram account, commonly known as a "finsta," though Barber eventually deleted both videos as controversy began to swirl.
In the first of the two videos, Barber appears in a public bathroom, where she turns off running faucets and says: "We do not waste water because of the poor people in Syria. We don’t waste water."
Barber goes on to say: “I love how I act like I love black people because I f**king hate n****s so that’s really interesting but I just saved the f**king n****s by shutting that water off.”
In a second video, recorded on Jan. 15 while in a car with friends, Barber directly responds to viewers who criticized her over the bathroom video.
In the video, Barber says: “I’ve wanted to be in Alpha Phi since I was f**king in high school and nobody f**king understands how much I love Alpha Phi. And now someone wants to [inaudible] my finsta cause I said 'n****.' You know what?”
She repeats the slur three times before adding: “I don’t care if it’s Martin Luther King Day.” Barber continues to repeat the slur as the other girls in the car laugh.
“I’m in the South now, b***h! So everyone can f**k off. I’m from New Jersey, I can say 'n****' as much as I want. If anyone else wants to f***ing snake me for saying 'n****' on my finsta, I’m in a fur vest. I want you to buy my fur vest. Cause f**k you, go to Neiman Marcus and buy my fur vest,” Barber continues.
Barber adds: “F**k you if you f***ing snake me to my sorority that means f***ing everything to me.”
Alpha Phi later released a statement which condemned Barber and confirmed that she has been expelled from the sorority.
Barber apologized on Jan. 17 in a telephone interview with the New York Post: “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 so, so bad, and I am so sorry.”