Odd Twist in Smear Campaign Against UH-D Student Targeted for "Homosexual Agenda"
It seems the smear campaign against Kristopher Sharp, the potential candidate for University of Houston-Downtown student body president, hasn't yet slowed. One week after flyers touting Sharp's "homosexual agenda" were plastered across campus, someone is posting as the junior in an attempt to gather a rally on April 3 -- a rally that the real Sharp says isn't planned and doesn't exist.
The original flyer told voters that they should vote for Sharp if they "WANT AIDS."
Hair Balls received an e-mail late last week from someone purporting to be Sharp, using the junior's real e-mail and cell phone information in the signature. The e-mail is brief, but doesn't jibe whatsoever with the conciliatory tone Sharp took when speaking last week with Hair Balls:
I wanted to let you know that GLBT students on the campus of UHD plan on having a peaceful demonstration this coming Wednesday April 3rd at 1:30 in 990-S on the 9th floor to FORCE the university to address the ATTACKS levied on GLBT students on the campus oh [sic] UHD.
Feel free to share or attend.
Due to the anonymous nature of Hair Balls' comment system, we are unable to track the original sender. When following up on the original e-mail, Sharp denied it was from him. "Not from me," the real Sharp responded. "I'm not informed of a protest happening on campus. Creepy how they have all my information."
As Sharp mentioned last week, he's not seeking any financial or material restitution from the perpetrator, whom he believes he knows. He likewise wants to refrain from publicly shaming the individual(s) in question, noting that he's not seeking to impose any of the ostracization he once felt as a gay, HIV-positive man. He merely wants an apology and his medical information, which was pasted on the reverse sides of the fliers, back.