“The B’s lost and I just said it,” said one Western Massachusetts Bruins fan who called Ward a racial slur in a tweet. “The fact is, I’m not a racist. It was stupid of me. I would apologize to Joel Ward if I could.”
This is the former editor-in-chief’s apology:
In the last few days I have been rightly criticized for publishing a satirical “April Fools” newspaper that mocked sexual assault at a time when Boston University is working hard to expunge the rape culture that pervades our campus. I apologized, I made amends with BU student groups, and I resigned as editor-in-chief of The Daily Free Press, the independent student newspaper that I have come to love and respect over the past two years.
Yet still The FreeP, as we lovingly call it, and I were continuously criticized and harassed for our mistake. I acknowledge the decision to print the issue was callous and, as my journalism professor told me, “pretty sophomoric.”
But, guess what? I’m a sophomore.
in response to this:
The editor of Boston University’s independent student newspaper stepped down Tuesday after an April Fools’ edition that appeared to mock rape and drug crimes.
Under the spoof banner “The Disney Free Press,” one story reported the arrests of “seven frat dwarves” for allegedly drugging and raping a female known as the “fairest of them all.”