Published on November 15th, 2013 | by Flipside0
EUNAS forgets that Mexico is part of North America
EDINBURGH – Yesterday, sources confirmed that the Edinburgh University North American Society had utterly forgotten that Mexico is a part of North America. Speaking to Flipside Reporters, EUNAS president Briana Pegado was recorded as saying, “Oh my god, wait what? How could we have forgotten?”
“We should totally be doing some Mexican-themed parties soon,” Ms. Pegado went on to say. “I can’t believe we’ve been missing out on all those opportunities to party with our Mexican brothers and sisters. Vamos a la fiesta!”
Other EUNAS official have also been quoted saying, “Oh yeah, I totally forgot about them too,” with co-vice presidents Alex Marinaccio and Naomi Jefferson admitting that they sometimes forget EUNAS is supposed to include Canada.
Ascribing the blunder to overwhelming societal, political and geographical misconceptions, EUNAS has since issued a statement on their Facebook page apologising to Mexican students at the University of Edinburgh and promising more Mexican-themed events in the future.
“We would like to assure the public that we at EUNAS have nothing but respect and adoration for the vibrant culture of Mexico and that we would love nothing more than to promote the solidarity we feel with Mexicans as part of the North American community,” said Natalie Mekelberg, secretary and resident non-American of the EUNAS committee. “We hope that our forgetfulness is not taken as a sign of disrespect and that the public looks forward to future Mexican parties we will be throwing.”
As of the statement being released, Antonio Vázquez has confirmed to Edinburgh Flipside that he has accepted the apology from EUNAS as the only Mexican currently studying at the University of Edinburgh.