Frat Life will show frat’s expulsion; gay rushee “disappointed” with portrayal.

Frat Life will show frat’s expulsion; gay rushee “disappointed” with portrayal.
On Fraternity Life: Santa Cruz, “viewers will see the fraternity get kicked off campus” as a result of two of their members’ actions, KSBW reports. That seems to contradict earlier reports that the incident and its aftermath would not be a part of the show. Also, gay rushee Keldon Klegg “said he’s disappointed about how he appears in the show,” the station reports. Keldon says the show “kind of made me a (two-dimensional) queer character,” but says “[f]raternity’s [sic] are not inherently evil. They’re not inherently homophobic. It’ takes people to be that.” The report reveals Keldon’s fate with the fraternity, as does MTV’s list of pledges.
+ also: alum: “MTV did a good job of showing the excitement of what our fraternity is all about.”

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about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.