Karen Owen Apologizes For Joke “Sexual Thesis” That Went Viral

October 8, 2010

Connecticut (ChattahBox) – When Duke University graduate Karen Owen the school with her degree, she had several options for her future. One that she hadn’t considered was becoming an Internet sensation due to a graphic and insensitive video she made for friends, but that is exactly what has happened.

Owen’s video titled “An Education Beyond the Classroom: Excelling in the Realm of Horizontal Academics” was a 42-page Powerpoint presentation that graphically explained 13 sexual encounters with students, who she named and showed photographs of. The details were a run down of how she would rate performance, looks, size and other attributes for extra “points”.

She emailed the presentation to three friends in hopes they would all have a laugh about it. But then her friends sent it to more friends, who sent it to more friends, who leaked it into the general population of Duke.

Now, the video has gone viral and the intense, play by play sexual details (good and bad) of thirteen Duke athletes are international news.

While at first she seemed amused by the incident, once it hit overseas she began to say she “deeply regretted” it.

“I would never intentionally hurt the people that are mentioned on that,” she told the Telegraph.

The men mentioned have refused to comment.


2 Responses to “Karen Owen Apologizes For Joke “Sexual Thesis” That Went Viral”

  1. Dr. Felthersnatch on October 8th, 2010 9:47 am

    Dear Karen Owen,

    You are a stupid [edited for profanity]

  2. subrookie on October 8th, 2010 11:36 pm

    You’re quote about her making a video isn’t correct. She didn’t. She made a powerpoint.

    That being said, 60% of employers say they google the name of a prospective employee, I’ve done it myself. What once sounded like a funny thing to do for your friends will now jeopardize the $40K/year education your Baptist (no joke) parents forked out. I’m all for supporting someone like the VA politician that went to a costume party in a vanilla outfit, but if you’re going to rate penis sizes, well prepare for the outlash if one of those dudes jumps off a building because he was last on the list. It wasn’t but last week some guy killed himself because he was outed on the web. Don’t forget that hitting “send” on any email, post or facebook status update is really forever.

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