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Notre Dame student newspaper The Observer apologizes for publishing dangerous anti-gay cartoon

(INDIANA) On Wednesday, January 13, Notre Dame University’s student run newspaper, The Observer ran a cartoon promoting violence against the LGBT community.

The commentary of the cartoon reads as follows:

“What’s the easiest way to turn a fruit into a vegetable?”

“No idea.”

“A baseball bat.”

According to a blog posted by the Gay and Lesbian Allegiance Against Defimation (GLAAD), the original punchline read “AIDS”

GLAAD contacted The Observer requesting a full retraction and apology. This morning, that apology was published.

“The editors of The Observer would like to publicly apologize for the publication of ‘The Mobile Party’ in the Jan. 13 edition. The burden of responsibility ultimately lies on us for allowing it to go to print. There is no excuse that can be given and nothing that can be said to reverse the damage that has already been done by this egregious error in judgment.”