First Year Seminar INTD-101
Investigative Reflection Assignment
In October 2015 a 19 year old student at the University of Connecticut was public
shamed over a incident that occurred in the cafeteria of his school. Luke Vincent Gatti, of
Bayville, New York. One night at the college Luke was attending a dinning service at UCON
University. Luke was in trouble with the law at his previous college UMass Amherst where he
had several brushes with the law. One night in October 2015 Mr. Gatti entered the dining facility
with a beer in his hand and already was intoxicated demanding for food from the dining facility.
Luke Gatti was underage and intoxicated at the time that this all went down.Luke Gatti was a
victim of public shaming.
Mr.Gatti entered the dining facility one night after drinking and demanded that he was to
be severed his favorite bacon, jalapeño, mac and cheese. The restaurant managers at the dining
hall refused to serve him is favorite meal after he entered the dining facility intoxicated and
holding a beer in his hand. Mr.Gatti demanded multiple times screaming and yelling that all he
wanted was his favorite mac and cheese. Luke Gatti was then told by the mangers that he needed
to exit after he began yelling both homophobic and cruel words at the dinning manger that was
working at the time.
The Food service manger demanded that Luke must leave after he called the staff both
homophobic and derogatory terms. Luke continued to stand in the cafeteria with a beer in his
hand. On lookers in the cafeteria all began to take out their phones and recorded the altercation
between the men. The onlookers recorded the entire video of him fighting with the dinning staff
and uploaded the nine minute video and posted it all over social media. This post received so
many views that the video basically overnight went viral. Luke was abusive and began to hit and
push the manager on staff. Luke Gatti was eventual subdued on the floor by the two male on staff
during that time and kept him pinned to the floor until police arrived and escorted him out of the
Luke Gatti was a victim of public shamming at the time of this incident Luke Gatti was
extremely intoxicated and was not able to comprehend that what he was doing and that what he
was doing was going to cause him serious repercussions. Mr. Gatti was forced into public
shaming by a post that was shared by many people and it went viral. Mr. Gatti was arrested by
the Connecticut police department and was arrested and put on parole for committing the crime
in 2015. Luke’s video was posted all over social media and within hours he was forced into the
eye of the pubic for...