by Andrea Widburg
Billy Madison, in Adam Sandler’s eponymous movie, is a rich kid with an utterly empty mind and childlike logic who repeats all 12 grades of primary school over 24 weeks. Because it’s a Hollywood movie, Billy excels and eventually is able to take over his father’s Fortune 500 hotel chain. In the real world, David Hogg is playing the Billy Madison role, and it’s clear that his exposure to Harvard, rather than making him smarter in a Billy Madison–esque way, is actually making him dumber. Much dumber.
How else can one account for the tweet Hogg, a Harvard freshman, shared with the world this weekend?