Actor and comedian Ed Helms spoke at the University of Virginia’s commencement this weekend and didn’t hold back in his criticism of Rolling Stone’s coverage of the now-debunked rape scandal.
“Now, I know that the UVA community has some experience being defined by outsiders,” Helms told students. “It has been said that a rolling stone gathers no moss. I would add that sometimes a Rolling Stone gathers no verifiable facts or even the tiniest morsels of journalistic integrity.”
“Rolling Stone tried to define you this year,” he added. “As a result, not only was this community thrown deep into turmoil, but the incredibly important struggle to address sexual violence on campuses nationwide is suddenly more confusing than ever and needlessly set back.”