Skip to content

Satire is a dangerous thing

Here is a video making the rounds of the innertubes called “Why Homosexuality Should Be Banned”:

Yes, of course it is being sarcastic — the clear intent is to make fun of arguments against gay rights. But what’s really ironic are the comments — there are over 12 thousand of them already on YouTube — that think the video is serious. I don’t know what is funnier, gay rights supporters who are bashing the video, or homophobes who are praising it. It is unclear if these people watched the video; some of them couldn’t be bothered to take the time and were just reacting to the title, but seemed to find the time to comment about it, but I’m sure that some people watched it and still didn’t get it.

Also enjoyable are the people commenting about the people who think it is serious. Although even most of those comments don’t manage to rise above the level of name calling. Like

Haha good one, look at all them folks taking this seriously… you know satire is dangerous cause stupid people don’t get it.

Personally, I think we need a video “Why Satire on the Internet Should Be Banned”. After all, how many innocent people are needlessly fooled by The Onion?



  1. Eva wrote:

    I certainly did not like the plug for the “Anti Obama” tee shirts. that was not irony.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 7:20 am | Permalink
  2. Sammy wrote:

    I’m not even going to bother to watch it, because I’m sure you’re just a homo-loving queer. Or is it that you are a homophopic a-hole? Oh well, whatever, it’s better to comment based on instant emotion, not actual fact-gathering.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Permalink
  3. Iron Knee wrote:

    You tell ’em Sammy!

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm | Permalink