People think The Onion’s ‘Stop and Kiss’ video is real
On Tuesday The Onion ran a hilarious video mocking the NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” policy, with the headline “Bloomberg Defends NYPD’s Controversial Stop And Kiss Program.” In the video, newscasters debate the legality of cops stopping people and kissing them on the lips:
Amazingly, a lot of people believe the piece is real, as Gothamist pointed out. They’re commenting on YouTube, voicing their outrage and confusion:
And also taking to Twitter:
The stop and kiss program in NYC is ridiculous .
— Mełanïe (@litehoneyy) December 4, 2013
Wtf is wrong with NYD? Ain’t no police gone stop me and kiss sh-t!
— Darwin (@tupacsnephew) December 4, 2013
lmao wtf is this stop and kiss bullshit
— Patty Kopez (@PKopez) December 4, 2013
Yo WTF they really got a fuckin kiss and stop law
— Daezia Mariah (@OverDose_OnLove) December 4, 2013
Fuck NYPD That “Stop & Kiss Program” Is Gay As Fuck & Out Of Line !
— Eazy Bka Loso (@109OrGetNined) December 4, 2013
Nypds stop and kiss program? Lol ew
— Rafa (@rafax3_) December 4, 2013
@AlmostFamous_MV shit is crazy though!
— Mark❤ (@DopeKiddJr) December 4, 2013
WTF indeed. People have been mistaking Onion pieces for real news for a long time now (as regularly chronicled in the blog Literally Unbelievable). I guess the fact that The Onion is a popular satire site still doesn’t raise any red flags.