A group of Baylor alumni, apparently completely unfamiliar with the concept of self-awareness, took out a full page ad in the Austin American-Statesman today. In it, they thanked disgraced former university President Ken Starr for his service to the school.
The ad thanks Starr for his “integrity”. and most shockingly “For your exceptional care for students and their well being.” It’s complete detachment with reality, considering Starr’s role in covering up sexual assaults of female students by football players, is mind blowing.
You gotta be kidding. pic.twitter.com/LWaDhEjNJO
— Mark Passwaters (@mbpRivals) June 5, 2016
The cringe worthy full page newspaper ad is the icing on the cake after a week where Starr has been a walking PR disaster since resigning from the University.
Earlier in the week, Central Texas CBS affiliate KWTX-TV interviewed Starr in response to an ESPN Outside the Lines segment regarding the Baylor scandal. Video shows Starr’s crisis management team interrupting the interview for damage control, and Starr looking to his PR team for coaching when asked if he recalled receiving an email directly from a rape victim.
From the newspaper ad, to the optics of the interview, every aspect of the Baylor scandal is a train wreck. Just when it looks like it’s hit rock bottom, it somehow finds a way to spiral even lower.