The University of Michigan Law School has canceled its Play-Dough event originally designed to help students cope with the trauma of the election result.
The Daily Caller speculates that UMich Law was apparently so embarrassed by the ridicule the planned event drew that they scrubbed any mention of it from their website.
Here’s a screenshot from Google’s cache of the UMich Law events page as it appeared on November 10th.
Here’s the same page as it appears on Saturday.
Prior to the event’s pulling, Total Frat Move’s Dillon Cheverere blasted the event, writing, “I want it to be a joke so badly, but it’s not a joke. It’s real. Students have the chance to ‘post-election self care’ by decompressing and enjoying snacks and playing with toys designed for toddlers.”
Several others took to the internet to ridicule UMich Law School for planning such an infantile event for its future legal professionals.
Brandon Wenerd, writing for Bro Bible, said that although he’s no Donald Trump supporter, “soft, cry-baby stuff” like UMich Law School’s event “is why Trump was put in office.”
University Of Michigan So TRIGGERED By Trump That It Gave Students Play-Doh And Coloring Books For Their Safe Spaces https://t.co/AZeXuesqLg
— BroBible (@BroBible) November 10, 2016
University of Michigan is offering Play-Doh and coloring books for students to help them cope with Trump now.
WTF? Are they five years old?
— LovelyChzPizza (@FosterAMF) November 12, 2016
— Curmudgeon (@grumpycurmudgeo) November 12, 2016
The Play-Doh event was to be conducted by UMich Law School’s embedded psychologist Reena Sheth.
On her UMich Law School page, Dr. Sheth describes her approach to psychology as “integrative” and drawing upon “relational-psychodynamic, existential-phenomenological, and indigenous mental health traditions.”
It’s unclear where Play-Doh fits into that.
So far, UMich Law School has not offered any official explanation as to why it canceled the event.
Just days ago, UMich Law School was home to anti-Trump protests.
In a speech, the school’s president Mark Schlissel praised the protests and noted – to loud applause – that 90% of students had voted “in favor of a candidate other than Trump.”
Schlissel went on to say that those who did vote for Trump voted in support of “hate” and “fractiousness.”