College students embrace fake anti-Valentine’s Day petition — their comments are priceless

College students embrace fake anti-Valentine’s Day petition — their comments are priceless
College students at Cornell University sign an anti-Valentine's Day petition, but there's one problem: it's fake. (Getty Images)

Students at New York’s Cornell University were completely onboard with the idea of signing a  politically correct anti-Valentine’s Day petition — even though, ultimately, the petition wasn’t real.

Several students voiced their support for the petition, and their comments and responses — all caught on camera — were priceless.

What are the details?

Campus Reform staffer Cabot Phillips visited Cornell’s campus in order to peddle the fake petition, which called for the school administration to ban Valentine’s Day out of a desire to be politically correct.

Some of the reasons Phillips used to persuade the students to sign the petition included that Valentine’s Day was “too offensive to single students,” “reinforces gender stereotypes,” “sends a message that single people are inherently less valuable than people in relationships,” and “pushes this archaic idea that you have to be in a relationship to have value.”

Nearly 100 percent of the students agreed with Phillips’ anti-Valentine’s Day line of reasoning, and responded to the petition in the affirmative.

Some of the responses, caught on video, include:

  • “So fair.”
  • “I feel that.”
  • “That’s a really nice petition. I’m in a relationship, but I totally understand.”
  • “That’s a good petition.”
  • “That’s really awesome.”
  • “I would also point out that the administration is really heteronormative about it, which is kinda f***ed up.”
  • “Also, there’s a whole bulls**t ‘Galentine’s Day’ which is heteronormative and a very stupid response to protests about Valentine’s Day.”

See the rest of the responses in the video below.