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The Onion Wins, China Fails

Call it an example of extreme cultural differences ...

Kim Jung Un lookin' all sexy
Kim Jung Un lookin' all sexy

Satirical news outlet The Onion scored a big win in their quest to make us laugh.  They published a story that North Korean Dictator Kim Jung Un was the "Sexiest Man of 2012."  Well, China's state-run media picked up on the story as if it were realThe Associated Press reports:

It was just a joke. The satirical paper The Onion recently named North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un as the ``Sexiest Man Alive.'' But China's Communist Party newspaper apparently didn't realize it was satire and hailed The Onion report. Today, the People's Daily ran a 55-page photo spread on its website in a tribute to the round-faced leader, under the headline ``North Korea's top leader named The Onion's Sexiest Man Alive for 2012.''

With classic headlines like "Scissors Defeats Rock," "Expert On Anteaters Wasted Entire Life Studying Anteaters," "Ghost Of Christmas Future Taunts Children With Images of PlayStation 5," "Rest Of U2 Perfectly Fine With Africans Starving," "Rotation Of Earth Plunges Entire North American Continent Into Darkness," and a recent Thanksgiving related story "Grandson Has Long Hair," it's safe to say that the Onion knows what they're doing ... but obviously, China's "People's Daily" does not. 

Big win for the Onion!


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