The University of Maryland student who wrote a scathing email to her sorority sisters for “being so f***ing awkward” has resigned.
Rebecca Martinson, a member Maryland’s Delta Gamma chapter and author of a viral email in which she chastised her sorority sisters for their behavior at social events has decided to step down, Gawker reports.
On Wednesday, Delta Gamma accepted Martinson’s resignation via a note on its official Facebook page. In the note, the sorority claimed, “The tone and content of the email was highly inappropriate and unacceptable by any standard.”
“This is a regrettable action by a college junior – a personal email that is now on view for a global audience,” Delta Gamma’s Facebook note read. “And as all reasonable people can agree, this is an email that should never have been sent by its author. Period.”
“This email should not be depicted in any way as standard or routine or tied to any official sorority voice. It is not an official voice or message and should not be construed as such.”
The infamous email gained national attention after a Gawker post entitled “The Most Deranged Sorority Girl Email You Will Ever Read” went viral last Thursday. Martinson reportedly became enraged after her Delta Gamma sorority sisters botched a Greek Week mixer with Maryland’s Sigma Nu fraternity.
Besides a copious use of profanity, Martinson’s email contained several controversial statements that caused the Internet to react with a mixture of shock and hilarity.
“If you're reading this right now and saying to yourself ‘But oh em gee Julia, I've been having so much fun with my sisters this week!,’ then punch yourself in the face right now so that I don't have to fucking find you on campus to do it myself,” Martinson wrote to the perceived offenders.
In addition to the massive response that the email has received on social media platforms, the debacle has spawned several parodies, including a dramatic reading performed by “Boardwalk Empire” star Michael Shannon.