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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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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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9 Times Morons Believed The Onion And Lost Their Minds

Nothing quite fills our hearts with joy than when a moron out there takes a bite out of The Onion, and believes what they're saying as the absolute truth. It's a beautiful mess of hysterical confusion.

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23 Revolted Mouth Breathers That Believed The Onion

These angry mouth breathers got themselves livid over a whole bunch of NOTHING. Yes, they were quick to the draw when it came to calling out those iconically ridiculous, jokingly incendiary headlines that the Onion factory churns out. But they failed to slow down and recognize what was right in front of them-- a joke. And their failure to catch The Onion's jokes is our reward back at Fail Blog. If you want to check out more times people failed to discern The Onion's jokes, check here

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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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15 Angrily Confused Individuals Who Missed the Point of Satire

Even after reading the absolutely insane headlines, these people didn't do a quick google search to find out if the Onion was a real newspaper. Imagine how confused you'd be if you just walked around thinking all of this was true?

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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 Unthinking People Believed the Most Absurd Satire

How hard is it to discern between a news source and a humor website? Did these people leave their thinking caps at the door? That said, boy does it make you feel smart to be in on the joke when someone else is scratching their head.

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15 Times The Onion Went Way Over People's Heads

Satire isn't for everyone. What's almost as funny as the satire itself is when someone doesn't get the joke.

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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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