Nevermind that they misspelled the word 'prostitution' in the headline, but the student paper at Boston University is in hot water after running an April Fool's Day edition that ran the faux story: "Cinderella in political prostituion [sic] ring, stepsisters vie for throne".
Taking the riff further, the paper, the Daily Free Press, came out April 1 as the "Disney Free Press."
The story inserted Disney characters into recalled incidents of rape and sexual assault on campus -- an issue the college has apparently been grappling with -- including the arrest of "seven frat dwarves" accused of date rape.
The story, which generated a healthy dose of backlash from administrators and student body, prompted a swift apology on Twitter from the editorial board and the resignation of the paper's editor -- a controversial decision in of itself.
The independent student newspaper did have at least one heavyweight in its corner. The Boston Globe, in an editorial posted online Wednesday, likened the Daily Free Press debacle to those faced by sports teams time and again: