4 KU cheerleaders suspended from squad after racist post surfaces

Published: Nov. 22, 2016 at 8:34 AM CST
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Four University of Kansas cheerleaders have been suspended from the squad, pending a formal investigation, after a racist social media post surfaced Monday night.

The Snapchat post shows three men wearing sweaters with a large, KU-style "K" emblazoned upon them, and a caption reading "KKK Go Trump."

The KU student whose account was linked to the post, Lili Gagin, and the three men in the post have all been suspended from performing, the Athletic Dept. said

Gagin denied on Twitter having made the post, writing, "I'm appalled that a snapchat was put out on my snapchat and posted on my account. I would never (sic) of done that & I apologize that it happened."

Late Monday, the University's athletic dept. tweeted, "Unacceptable." They continued, saying she has been suspended and said the "behavior won't be tolerated. Will be dealt w/ appropriately."

KU's main Twitter account retweeted that tweet, adding "There is no place for this in our community. These types of messages are unacceptable."