Mankato Free Press's "Rapefruit" gaffe makes list of 2013's top layout disasters

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The forbidden fruit...
Take a bow, Mankato Free Press layout folks. You've been recognized for your work this year.

THE BACKSTORY: Mankato Free Press runs story about "Rapefruit" on cover of food section [IMAGE]

Sure, it might not be the sort of recognition you want, but still... maybe it's better than nothing? I mean, at least people are paying attention to you, right?

Page CI of the Free Press's March 5 edition made BuzzFeed's list of 2013's top layout disasters. As you can see at the top of this post, they did so because they tried to use a slice of grapefruit to stand for the letter G, and the result was unintentionally hilarious/unfortunate.

The Free Press's gaffe ranked fifth overall. Here's BuzzFeed's top layout disaster of the year:

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To see the full LOL-worthy list, click here.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

The perfect fruit for rapey republicans like Celeste Greig, Todd Akin, etc....

Andy Stealth Trattar
Andy Stealth Trattar

Grapefruit...Crapefruit...Rapefruit... Did the editor even finish 1st grade, beause...wow... You'd think somebody would have pointed out that the grapefruit slice doesn't even resemble a G... The picture definitely should have been the same size as the Rapefruit text for the simple fact that it says Rapefruit, lol

Andy Stealth Trattar
Andy Stealth Trattar

OOOOOHHH...because it looks like a C...the editor definitely should've caught that spelling error

Scott Armon
Scott Armon

Looks fine to me. Grapefruit, I read it right. Guess you see what you want

Jeffrey Cowell
Jeffrey Cowell

Sinfully delicious: U of M's new hybrid fruit - rapefruit

Ricky Kazee
Ricky Kazee

Todd Guelker Kara Josephine Perrine Guelker Sara Crandall Kazee

Jeremy Blass
Jeremy Blass

I love rapefruit. I hope to get some today. Just have to find one that is ripe for the picking.

Annette Price
Annette Price

I read it as Crapefruit because it doesn’t look anything like a “g.”

Jeanne Øiaas
Jeanne Øiaas

How did anyone think this would be a good idea??

Jenny Kedward
Jenny Kedward

Ha! Thanks for the morning laugh. That cleansed my soul better than rapefruit ever could

Al Gulseth
Al Gulseth

I'll take "The Rapist" for $300 Alex...

Robert Barr
Robert Barr

Shot my morning whiskey out my nose.

Robert James
Robert James

I bet the layout design intern responsible for this thought they were being really original. It's amazing it got past the editor.

David Roberts
David Roberts

change 'fruit' to 'seed' and we're good to go

Tim Svensson
Tim Svensson

I would not eat that Sam I am... Sam, wait...why...NO!

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