Uproar and Resignations at Oxford Over Parody

February 27, 2009

A parody issue of a student newspaper at the University of Oxford has cost its editors their jobs. The Times (of London) reported that the parody included an image of a former editor dressed in a Ku Klux Klan uniform and quoting him using racist phrases; a front-page story describing students sexually abusing and killing babies; pornographic photos in which the faces of students and employees were superimposed on the faces of the porn actors; and mocking references to the Holocaust. The editors, who were ordered to resign, said that the issue was intended as satire.

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