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PHOTO COURTESY OF CPSALSA
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF CPSalsa
Meet Cuban Pete, the Cal Poly salsa club mascot making cameos in classic images. But his appearance in a famous Pink Floyd poster generated at least one call to the Student Life & Leadership office and the words “sexual harassment.” “Right now, they asked us to pull it down,” said CPSalsa President Sean Forsberg. “Our plan at the moment is we aren’t trying to make people uncomfortable.” Club members plan to put the posters back up with “censor stickers over offensive areas.” Associate Director of Student Life Stephan Lamb said the students were never told to remove the posters. “The bottom line is it is covered under the  First Amendment, and we’re not going to censor that,” Lamb said. Instead, he suggested that one way to calm the situation would be to black out the crack, as had been done in the past when students stickered an image of a woman’s cleavage. The club’s posters, he added are “actually very, very clever.”

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