Exec fighting reached crisis point on Thursday after a girl at the Comedy revealed her breasticles to the crowd to win a prize.
The girl was followed on stage by Welfare Vice-President Heleyni Pratley, who asked her if she was comfortable exposing herself to the crowd. Pratley claims she was laughed at by the crowd, and that she received no back-up from President Geoff Hayward.
Pratley told Salient that it was part of her responsibility as Welfare Vice-President to make sure the boob-flasher was okay. “I ran on stage, I said to her ‘look, are you okay to do this’ and she said ‘yeah, I’m fine’, so she went ahead with it, then they made fun of me. Geoff just stood there and I said to him ‘nice to see you taking charge Geoff’.”
Pratley says that Hayward’s “ego” is getting in the way of his performance as President: “Fuck, man, you’ve just got no guts…It’s just like if there’s anything you’re going to do and talk about in front of a crowd, like ‘hi, I represent VUWSA’ then represent VUWSA and get up there and put your arse on the line.”
The incident is a reminder of the Halls’ Beach Party last year where two first year girls flashed their breasts to win Orientation tickets, resulting in greater University control of Orientation events this year.
Another audience member had a scrotum on his head. Or something.
Hayward later said “Heleyni was right to go up and check that that person was totally sure.”
Earlier that same day, Hayward had himself expressed anger at the lack of support VUWSA Pratley and Education Vice-President Joel Cosgrove had given the exec during O-Week.
Cosgrove was “too hungover” to help out on Sports Clubs Day after a night drinking turps in a bush on Aro Street, opting instead to sleep on the couch in Pratley’s office.
Clubs Officer Melissa Barnard also expressed on Thursday evening her desire to cry after tireless and often lonesome and unassisted work to ensure successful and fun Clubs Days last week.
Hayward came into the Salient office shortly before midnight that night to “contemplate life and how only half of my exec like me.” Could this be the end for VUWSA? (Cue ominous music).
Hayward declined to comment on whether there could be a bust-up within VUWSA this year, but said “there is a history of that.”
DUN DUN DUNN!!