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Ridiculous and Disappointing Times Satire Went Over People's Heads

Satire can go over people's heads. Some folks seem to have a really hard time figuring out the difference between real news and obvious, absurd joke news. Sometimes it's funny when someone is ignorant enough to believe millions of people died on Black Friday, but when people refuse to see the jokes or think that it was made to deceive them, it's gets into the territory of "kind of upsetting." 

Stupid and disappointing times people believed satirical joke news.
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Funny and Sad Times Satire Went Way Over People's Heads

Either these people didn't want to get the joke and decided these insane headlines were "fake news" or they thought they were completely true and responded in kind. Makes you feel sad about people's inability to differentiate obvious satire from actual news, but it is pretty funny. Mistaken people don't understand satire kind of a lot.

Times people mistakenly believed satire news.
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Funny and Stupid Times Mistaken People Didn't Understand Satire

With the proper context, satire news websites are incredibly enjoyable sources of entertainment. But if you aren't inclined to get the joke, or just have no idea that what you're reading is supposed to be a joke, you can look pretty damn stupid. There are too many instances of times people didn't understand satire.

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Funny and Disappointing Times People Didn't Get Satire

Whether it's just not understanding what proper sources are, poor reading comprehension, or just not wanting to get the joke, some folks out there have a really hard time understanding what satire is. At first, reading these are kinda funny, then after a while it gets sorta sad to see it all.

Times people didn't understand satire and overreacted to fake stories.
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27 Funny And Sad Times People Didn't Understand Satire

It could be poor reading comprehension, gullibility, or just a failure to check sources, but many people have a problem with understanding satire. Even when it's not subtle, some folks really just miss the point of satire, or don't want to get it. Sometimes it's funny to see someone react with outrage over a fake story about NASA shooting a chimp into the sun. Other times it's just kind of pitiful, like when someone uses a joke as a source in an actual article.

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19 Dunderheaded Simpletons Who Believed Satire

What gets the blame for this? People's bad senses of humor? Poor reading comprehension skills? Whatever the reason, there are real idiots out there who, upon reading an obvious joke headline by a known satire website like The Onion, will assume it's true and pollute the comments section with their own moronic take on a fake situation. And man are these people fun to laugh at. For more here's another bunch of softheaded nincompoops who believed satire.

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20 Laughable Doofs Who Didn't Get the Point of Satire

These folks jumped the gun on whether the article they were reading was a joke or not. We get why they're so angry. Hell, we would be just as mad if we thought these headlines were real. The thing is, they're very obviously not. If you wanna see more people overreacting to more satire they didn't get, then check these out.

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25 Laughably Dumb Times People Thought Satire Was Real

Just when you think people can't stoop low enough, they respond seriously to an Onion article. Is it a lack of critical thinking skills? Poor reading comprehension? Zero sense of humor? Bogus knowledge of the real world and an inability to distinguish between fact from fiction? Okay, yeah it's probably a combination of all of these. Anyway if you liked these then here's more times people assumed The Onion was trying to be a reputable News source.

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17 Times Fragile-Hearted Idiots Didn't Get Satire

Remember to check your sources, or you might end up like one of these doofuses, getting mad over something that you didn't even realize was a joke.

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18 Embarrassing Times Mistaken People Thought Satire Was Real

Just goes to show that people will react to a ridiculous headline before reading the source. One of these even came from a site called "Not Really News." It's almost as if there is nothing The Onion can put out that SOMEONE won't think is real.

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Ryan Reynolds Trolls Woman Who Hooked Up With Ghosts For Hilarious Reason

The resemblance is eerily uncanny, no? Leave it to Ryan Reynolds to capitalize on this tidbit of unbelievable (quite literally) news...

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15 Times Satire Swooped over People's Heads

Either they don't get the joke or they don't want to. None of us wanted it to be this way.

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17 Times Utter Nincompoops Believed The Onion

People really need to start checking their sources. Specifically if that source is a well known satirical website.

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13 Sub-Moronic Fools Who Thought The Onion Was Real

The Onion is a well known and long-running satire magazine. Even if you don't know that, the headlines make it pretty obvious. For some people it's not obvious enough.

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