'Our society's fraudulent,' says coach USF didn't hire because of fraudulent bio
The last time Steve Masiello was relevant locally, he was about to become USF's next men's basketball coach...until it was revealed that he did not, in fact, have a degree from Kentucky, as his bios stated. Fraudulent information, you might call it.
Anyway, Masiello is back in the news after making calling our entire society, and this generation, "fraudulent." Here's what he said, according to New York reporter Sam Blum.
"We're a fraudulent society from top to bottom," he said in a news conference. "Our society's fraudulent. Everything about our society is edited. Everything about our society is prearranged so this generation is a fraudulent generation.
"And what I mean by that is they put their Instagram picture the way they want. They put their tweet out the way they want. Nothing is interactive. Nothing is real so when things don't go the way people want them to, people really struggle with if it's not 75 degrees and sunny and the stars aren't aligned, if it's not exactly 4 p.m., they didn't get exactly eight hours of beauty sleep... Young people today struggle with it. Our society struggles with that, and for me--I can't speak for other coaches--I see it more than ever. When adversity comes in, people struggle.
"They're not bad kids. This might be one of my favorite groups I've ever had. They struggle with adversity. They struggle with--that's a byproduct of our society today, so I think we're a reflection of our culture a little bit, not to get too deep."
To quote one of the finest films of all time: "Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes."