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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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Photographer Trolls People Asking For Free Work, Posts Satirical Ad

This photographer had had enough of those persistent choosing beggars bothering them for free work. So, they decided to take matters into their own hands and put a hilarious, satirical ad. Sometimes you've got to fight fire with fire. 

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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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25 Times People Completely Missed the Point of Satire

There are more than a few satire websites out there, and there's a lot of softheaded nincompoops who believe it. Sometimes reading a joke headline can be confusing for a person who lacks critical thinking skills. Often they get angry because they don't understand what's going on. Sometimes, even more distressingly, they think that the headline is good news and share it with their friends. It's fun to laugh at their confusion, but eventually it just kind of gets sad.

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Millennials Pretend To Be Baby Boomers In Hilarious Facebook Group

This is the kind of Twitter thread that just gives you life. Those millennials and their dang ruthless jokes man. 

I heard the rambling voices of extended family echo through my mind while reading this absolutely hilarious thread. It would seem that the youth have decided to wage further war against those baby boomers by starting a Facebook group dedicated to trolling their reputation for having troubling navigating the ins and outs of social media. The resulting statuses and comments sections are comedy goldmines. 

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18 Embarrassing Times People Believed Satire

We always get a kick out of people thinking various satire articles are real. Then after we see how frequently this happens, it kind of starts to make us a little frustrated that there are this many people walking around who can be so easily tricked by a humor article. Anyway, if you wanna see more, here are some times utter nincompoops believed The Onion.

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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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15 Soft-Headed Nincompoops Who Believed Satire

Before reacting to a headline, always check the source and make sure that you're not alerting everyone on your feed to the fact that you didn't understand an obvious joke. The Onion has been around for decades, but people still get duped by their joke headlines, like all the time.

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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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Petition to Sell Montana to Canada Is Well on It's Way to Making Its Goal

Change.org has been host to some pretty questionable petitions, such as "let people drink the red liquid from the dark sarcophugus" a few months back, when a really old Egyptian Sarcophagus was exhumed. (It got over 34,000 signatures!) Anyway we're not sure if selling Montana to Canada would solve the debt crisis, but it sure is a neat idea. Here's what people, even some self-proclaimed citizens of Montana, had to say.

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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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