“Offensive & Vulgar!” Sydney Uni Student Newspaper Honi Soit Causes Outrage With Queen Cover

“Offensive & Vulgar!” Sydney Uni Student Newspaper Honi Soit Causes Outrage With Queen Cover

The University of Sydney’s student newspaper is being slammed for photoshopping an image of Queen Elizabeth in the morgue.

It was published in the Uni paper, Honi Soit and the image is clearly attempting to be a clever parody of the Queen’s death and features King Charles in the morgue there to identify his mother’s body.

The image is accompanied by the headline, “Queen dead, Charles next.”

The controversial article describes the Queen’s death as “slow, gruesome, lonely and painful!” And then joked that King Charles found the smell of his mother’s dead body,  “even better in death than in life.”

Naturally, it has been met with mixed results online. While some people are furious with the paper, others actually found it quite funny.

Interestingly, The Australian has reported that editors have stood by the cover and said the paper has: “A strong history as a left-wing newspaper running ­stories counter to mainstream outlets.”

The Editors also explained that they were anti-monarchy and said: “We hope to remind readers that Elizabeth II sat on a throne that was deeply, inextricably implicated in the exportation of cruelty, exploitation and dehuman­isation that formed the British Empire.

“We haven’t yet received any backlash on campus, and our audience has responded positively so far.”




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