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College accidentally broadcasts porn in student dining hall

As anybody who has set foot on a college campus will know, they're not normally the most innocent of places. Aside from all the toga parties and rowdy football games, there's also a lot of saucy goings on in sororities, and lord only knows what you'll encounter if you venture into the library after midnight.

Sometimes, however, the R-rated activities that make up university life are completely unintentional - which was exactly what happened at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

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According to the Huntington News - the student paper for the Northeastern community - residents of the Stetson West hall were subjected to sexually explicit content while trying to enjoy a meal in the dining hall. And this didn't happen just once, either - but on two separate occasions in late October of this year.

 

Some of the unwitting students who were present at the time reported seeing clips of "people having sex and masturbating", and were able to identify one of the movies as Fifty Shades of Grey - a film which is infamous for its graphic depictions of BDSM.

Speaking on the first inadvertent blue movie screening, Rebecca Sisson, a first year math major, recalled:

"I just sat down to eat at the couches, and basically I just turned around, because all of the kids sitting in front of the TV on the other side were laughing and pointing at it. I turned around and looked up and it was in the middle of a sex scene. I was like, 'What is happening?'" 

Civil engineering major, Anthony Antonucci, was present for the second showing. He said, "It was only two scenes, and then we left, but I think it was a movie," not hastening to add: "I don’t know which one."

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Of course, it was not the college's plan to treat their residents to a bit of light pornography during dinner time, and some of the university officials have been left a little red-faced over the matter.

“Truthfully, that’s not our standard,” said Debra Fantasia, the Marketing Director for Northeastern Dining. “They’re just supposed to have news stations or something of that content.”

She also explained that an external company had been doing work on the TVs in the dining hall around that time, which may account for the, uh, unusual content making it to the screen.

“Now, they were working on the screens, so whether the company inadvertently changed the channel while they were working, I can’t say,” Fantasia said.

“If something was on, [students] wouldn’t notice because they aren’t sitting there watching TV,” the Marketing Director insisted - but she was evidently wrong.

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“One of the dining hall workers came over and looked at it and then just walked away, and didn’t do anything,” Sisson said. “So I was a little confused.”

What's more, a post about the two incidents on the 'NU Meme Collective' Facebook page attracted a lot of attention amongst other college students who didn't witness them first hand, garnering more than 1600 likes and over 100 comments.

Northeastern Dining clearly stated that they did not broadcast any of the explicit content intentionally, nor would they ever set out to do so.

Whoever was responsible, though, they sure made a right meal of it.