After a particularly vulgar email she wrote to her sorority sisters went viral, University of Maryland student Rebecca Martinson has officially resigned from the Delta Gamma sorority. The group released a statement, saying they have accepted her resignation and consider the case closed.
The sorority calls the email “highly inappropriate and unacceptable by any standard,” adding that it “should not reflect on any sorority woman in general or any fraternal organization at large.” They also note that the email is in no way an “official voice or message” of the sorority.
The purpose of Martinson’s email was admonish her Delta Gamma sisterhood for not participating properly in Greek Week activities with their “matchup” fraternity, Sigma Nu. The letter included such gems as:
“I do not give a flying f***, and Sigma Nu does not give a flying f***, about how much you f***ing love to talk to your sisters. You have 361 days out of the f***ing year to talk to sisters, and this week is NOT, I f***ing repeat NOT ONE OF THEM. This week is about fostering relationships in the greek community, and that’s not f***ing possible if you’re going to stand around and talk to each other and not our matchup. Newsflash you stupid c***s: FRATS DON’T LIKE BORING SORORITIES.”
The letter took on a life of its own when Funny or Die released a video
with actor Michael Shannon
giving it a dramatic reading. Martinson’s tweets have also become a matter of public scrutiny. Her account was deleted, but not before screen captures
of several tweets were taken. (Warning: The tweets contain strong language.) Her tweets are all over the map, from things like “My little cousins lost their s*** in excitement over getting EDUCATIONAL Christmas gifts … something’s wrong here,” to, “B**** don’t you DARE be asking me for extra mayo on your sandwich when you have 6 chins dribbling down your neck #lipo #ihateyou #eatless.” While the sorority has released their statement, there has been no word from Martinson since the email went viral.