Y’all, it’s *Maxim.* It was always frat boy garbage. Who cares what they rubber stamp?

I honestly think representation politics is breaking people’s brains
What does anybody win if Maxim — somehow still a thing! — decides to “include” BW next to Bar Rafaeli of whoever tf?
“I can’t believe this all-white frat just accepted its first Black member in 2021!”

Oh, word? You *can’t*? (Also, good luck to that brother on his journey. Hope he finds whatever he’s looking for.)

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