Maneater editor apologizes for April 1 issue, didn’t know “carpet eater” is derogatory term for lesbians. bit.ly/I2ay74
— Romenesko (@romenesko) April 6, 2012
The April Fools’ Edition of The Maneater (a.k.a The Carpeteater) got a huge reaction on the internet this past week. Once we published our story on Friday, Jim Romenesko, College Media Matters and SPLC linked back to our story discussing the issue and the apology letter, as well as Kathy Rudd’s letter in protest of The Carpeteater.
But the reactions didn’t stop there. We also saw lots of people post on Twitter and Facebook about the April Fools’ newspaper, and here were some of the responses. Continue reading