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The Onion crosses the line with pathetic, unfunny Chris Kyle ‘humor’


http://twitter.com/#!/melksey90/status/298548183171207169

Dear @theonion, Very fucked up. So not cool. I #unfollowed you. #igmilitia #chriskyle #americanhero instagr.am/p/VVjV4Iinxu/

— ʝ9 ツ kalashnikitty (@jea_nine) February 5, 2013

@theonion What the hell, man?

— Jon Gabriel (@ExJon) February 5, 2013

There’s dark humor, and then there’s The Onion’s dreadful attempt to turn the murder of an American hero and the country he fought for into LOL-bait.

Ex-Sniper Shot Dead After Surviving Years In Harrowing United States onion.com/YPgHzW

— The Onion (@TheOnion) February 4, 2013

We’re not laughing:

Tragedy struck on Saturday as famed former sniper Chris Kyle reportedly was shot and killed at a local gun range, marking a bitter end to the life of a renowned Navy SEAL who had survived long, brutal years in the hellish landscape of the United States. “This man endured countless risks and witnessed indescribable horrors during his extended time in America, but in the end, his luck just ran out,” Glen Rose Police Department spokesman James Alvarez said of Kyle, whose shooting death was just one of hundreds of senseless acts of violence recorded in the United States so far this year.

The Onion usually does a good job dancing right up to the line separating satire from bad taste. This one crosses it. theonion.com/articles/exsni…

— Stephen Losey (@StephenLosey) February 4, 2013

That Twitter user wasn’t alone. Many thought The Onion went way over the line with the tasteless attempt at humor.

Yeah, expect a backlash->RT @theonion: Ex-Sniper Shot Dead After Surviving Years In Harrowing United States onion.com/YPgHzW

— Tony Mazur (@TonyMazur) February 5, 2013

Indeed.

I’m all for satire and sarcasm, but this is way too far, way too soon. theonion.com/articles/exsni…

— Steph (@StephIlderton) February 5, 2013

So, @theonion is making jokes about Chris Kyle’s murder. Sick: onion.com/YPgHzW

— Craigé (@CraigR3521) February 5, 2013

@theonion i never do this, but then again i find very few things outrageous… article on Chris Kyle not appropriate in the least bit today!

— Eduardo Regueira (@Dudau) February 4, 2013

Not cool. RT “@theonion: Ex-Sniper Shot Dead After Surviving Years In Harrowing United States onion.com/YPgHzW

— Diworsity (@Diworsity) February 5, 2013

“@theonion: Ex-Sniper Shot Dead After Surviving Years In Harrowing United States onion.com/YPgHzW” Tasteless. Disappointed you did this.

— Grant Reynolds (@grantr44) February 5, 2013

Yeah. No. RT @theonion: Ex-Sniper Shot Dead After Surviving Years In Harrowing United States onion.com/YPgHzW

— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) February 5, 2013

Most appalling thing EVER. RT@theonion: Ex-Sniper Shot Dead After Surviving Years In Harrowing United States onion.com/YPgHzW

— Daniel Victor (@dvictor11) February 5, 2013

Classy. RT @theonion: Ex-Sniper Shot Dead After Surviving Years In Harrowing United States onion.com/YPgHzW

— John Ekdahl, Jr. (@JohnEkdahl) February 5, 2013

Jesus, this Onion piece about Chris Kyle seems in poor taste, huh. onion.com/11LvdFd

— Bill Wasik (@billwasik) February 4, 2013

Really poor taste… RT @theonion: Ex-Sniper Shot Dead After Surviving Years In Harrowing United States onion.com/YPgHzW

— Philip Lasseigne (@PLasseigne) February 5, 2013

My God, have you no decency? RT @theonion: Ex-Sniper Shot Dead After Surviving Years In Harrowing United States onion.com/YPgHzW

— Rex Harrison’s Hat (@RexHarrisonsHat) February 5, 2013

Not that we expect tasteful or high-brow humor from The Onion. But we do expect humor, and this didn’t come close.

@theonion You guys are hysterical I normally enjoy your humor. Except this time. Not funny – even a little bit. onion.com/VzQTl6

— Marcus Deyerin (@MDeyerin) February 4, 2013

“@theonion: Ex-Sniper Shot Dead After Surviving Years In Harrowing United States onion.com/YPgHzW” just very bad taste. Not even funny!

— Duncan Hopkins (@Duncanistan) February 5, 2013

Wow holy not funny batman: RT ‏@theonion Ex-Sniper Shot Dead After Surviving Years In Harrowing United States onion.com/YPgHzW

— estee pierce (@plotzpie) February 4, 2013

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/02/05/the-onion-crosses-the-line-with-pathetic-unfunny-chris-kyle-humor/

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