The KSU band's apology is attempting to cover up the fact that they accidentally made quite a statement during the halftime show. Instead of displaying the starship Enterprise from the Star Trek series, they apparently made a giant penis. While Star Wars fans are probably enjoying a good snigger at this point, Kansas State is busy trying to apologize to anyone who may be offended.
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The adult-oriented mistake occurred during a marching band routine this past Saturday night. Kansas State was facing off against South Dakota and the theme of the halftime show was space so it involved multiple scenes including notable figures from Star Wars and Star Trek. Unfortunately, when the Kansas State band formed the Jayhawks mascot and the Starship Enterprise, the space ship resembled a male genitalia going warp speed straight into the giant bird's beak.
This giant-sized mistake has officials from the Kansas State marching band trying to concoct the biggest fig leaf ever. Frank Tracz, direct of the Kansas State marching band, issued the KSU band's apology and explanation on Twitter.
"There was absolutely no intent to display anything other than the Enterprise and the Jayhawk in battle," wrote Tracz. "If I am guilty of anything it would the inability to teach the drill in a manner that these young people could have succeeded. I do apologize for the misinterpretation and I assure you that I mean absolutely no disresepct or malice toward the University of Kansas."
The KSU band's apology was also issued from their official Twitter account.
We apologize for anyone offended by our halftime performance depicting the starship enterprise and the Jayhawk mascot.Kirk Schultz, the Kansas State president, also apologized on Twitter for the incident.
— KState Marching Band (@KStatePride) September 6, 2015
I am sorry if anyone was offended by the performance at half-time. https://t.co/5589bLIJRs — Kirk H. Schulz (@kstate_pres) September 6, 2015Of course, this meant social media latched onto photos and made a minor mistake into quite the joke at the expense of the KSU band's apology. Many were upset that they did not get to see the Star Wars part of the space scene. Others just used the KSU band's apology as an excuse to whip out the George Takei memes.
.@KStatePride pic.twitter.com/qrlMRWvDf1What do you think about the incident?
— Tim Cermak (@toweringCU) September 6, 2015
[Image via Twitter]