As Twitchy has told you, some graduate students teaching at Yale started a “hunger strike” in an attempt to improve their union benefits. The strike is symbolic in nature, so participants have been encouraged to leave to eat if they’re getting too hungry. Campus Republicans are reportedly active in the area:

Fusion and Vice writers (and others) are among the appalled:

All that might be overstating it a bit:

And a delicious trolling it turned out to be.

In closing, to paraphrase a former president, it depends on what your definition of “cruel” is: