A sign posted outside a pre-debate event on Monday at Hofstra University hosted by MTV bears a “Trigger Warning” that sexual violence and sexual assault are some of the subjects covered in the event.
A photo of the sign was posted to Twitter by CBS New York reporter Tony Aiello.
“Sign inside Student Center at Hofstra. I guess these are common now on college campuses? #TriggerWarning”
The message on the sign reads, “Trigger warning: The event conducted just beyond this sign may contain triggering and/or sensitive material. Sexual violence, sexual assault, and abuse are some topics mentioned within this event. If you feel triggered, please know there are resources to help you:” (Bold in original.)
Below the message is a list of contact organizations with phone numbers in case of ‘Triggering’: Student Counseling Services Salzman Center, Crisis Counselor/Public Safety, Student Advocacy & Prevention, Title IX Coordinator and the National Sexual Assault Hotline.
Aiello clarified the sign was for an MTV debate event called “Elect This”
To clarify – sign is outside "MTV 'Elect This' Multimedia Experience" – in the area where HU students are counting down to debate time https://t.co/f0EN98YChJ
— Tony Aiello (@AielloTV) September 26, 2016
“To clarify – sign is outside “MTV ‘Elect This’ Multimedia Experience” – in the area where HU students are counting down to debate time”
Perhaps potential First Spouse Bill Clinton, who has been credibly accused of rape and numerous sexual assaults over the years, was planning to be on campus early for the debate.
The splash page for MTV’s Elect This mentions sexual assault as one of the themes of the voter registration campaign as well as ‘ student debt, immigration reform, racial inequality, and Islamophobia.’
Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day, and to celebrate, MTV is transforming TRL into Total Registration Live. Girl Code’s Nessa will be on hand to host as celebrity guests and musical performances come to you live from the original TRL studio in midtown Manhattan. They’ll speak about the issues they care about most such as sexual assault, student debt, immigration reform, racial inequality, Islamophobia and more.
tune in to mtv tomorrow at 6/5c or catch trl right here.”
Deadline previewed the Hofstra event in article published Monday morning.
“MTV News’ political team of Ana Marie Cox and Jamil Smith will be on-the-ground today at Hofstra University in the lead-up and immediately following the first 2016 presidential debate. Coverage will range from on-air hits on MTV and multiple Facebook Lives to ongoing editorial and social coverage.”