WESTWOOD – Today was a sad day for UCLA’s Bruin Republicans Club. An unfortunate last minute sponsorship cancelation from the Oncology Department at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center has left the club unable to pay for “Feminism is Cancer ” guest speaker Milo Yiannopoulos.
Vice President of Bruin Republicans Outreach and Fundraising, Mark Hendricks, told Daily Ruin staff that he was “Perplexed and upset by this last minute renigging of promised funds.”
“We have no idea how we are going to secure funding on such short notice. Mr. Yiannopoulos is a great man, but he does not run a charity. Although he has said that he would also accept a letter from a female member of the club apologizing for original sin, but the only female we have on staff is the one from the transgender bathroom protest pictures. She’s illiterate. ” Hendricks continued.
This is what Assistant Head of Oncology at Reagan, Rebecca Ow, told Daily Ruin staff via email. “This was a genuine typographical error. We thought that the event was called “Feminine Cancers.” We were under the impression we were funding an event that spread awareness of ovarian and breast cancer. Upon hearing what the event’s actual intentions were, we withdrew immediately as this is not the Knickerbocker Hospital and we are not in the 1800’s”
Though this error came at a very inopportune time, Hendricks reports that Bruin Republicans’ morale is still high as they brainstorm fundraising ideas. “We are currently waiting to hear back from a few potential sponsors, the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills, Chipotle and the West Los Angeles Chapter of the Ku Klux Klan just to name a few.” ♦