‘Opposite of Funny’: The Onion’s Attack on J.K. Rowling Is All FAIL
Remember when The Onion used to be funny? Like, laugh-out-loud funny?
Well, it’s not funny anymore. Not in the least.
Yesterday, they posted a mean-spirited and unfunny thread of things author and women’s rights advocate J.K. Rowling is ‘willing to do to protect her anti-trans views’ and it’s just as cringe as you think it is:
Everything J.K. Rowling Would Be Willing To Do To Protect Her Anti-Trans Views https://t.co/gJD5ekU1Qs
— The Onion (@TheOnion) October 23, 2023
Thankfully, Twitter/X reminded The Onion of just how far they’ve fallen:
“Burn the witch! She believes in biology!” https://t.co/5n7JSEvJSm
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) October 24, 2023
Not just biology, but the fact women have a right to privacy, safety, and women’s-only spaces, especially women who were victims of sexual assault and abuse by men.
What a monster, right?
I remember when you guys used to do comedy. In this case, it’s not only unfunny, it’s stupid.
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) October 24, 2023
I guess the funny writers all left for the Babylon Bee?
— Richard Dooling (@RichardDooling) October 23, 2023
Hope you enjoy the seal clapping. It’s astonishing how far the Onion has fallen. Ideological rigidity will do that.
— TAO-JUR (@EyeTheHorizon) October 24, 2023
Yes it is astonishing. They were the best at satirical news and commentary, and now they’re just bitter leftists.
Everything The Onion Would Be Willing To Do To Protect Its l-Need-Constant-Attention-And-Validation-For-My-Literal-Existence Audience https://t.co/ianUEtL5g7
— MauertheBulldog (@BullyMaus) October 24, 2023
Shorter: JK supports women https://t.co/wAlTbZaQoa
— Dr. E. GarbleGarble (@MrsG8086) October 24, 2023
We remember when the Left claimed they did, too. Right up until their new cause du jour came around and women got kicked to the curb.
Safe topics for The Onion because they no longer have a spine. https://t.co/aN27Hxcsxr
— Mythinformed (@MythinformedMKE) October 23, 2023
This is also part of it: comedy takes guts and risk. The risk someone could get offended; and since The Onion clearly has groups it prefers not to offend, attacking Rowling it is.
It’s tough for fundamentalists to be funny. https://t.co/3XaXmq5F50
— Florida Man V – Chappelle/Rogan 2024 (@FloridaManV) October 23, 2023
Yes it is.
Even those who say they are not fans of Rowling took issue with The Onion.
I can recall when the Onion was funny. This is just gauche, crude and grotesquely overdone.
Rowling is a deserving target but this takes “sophomoric humour” down several pegs. https://t.co/caHY29pYh5
— Jack Todd (@jacktodd46) October 23, 2023
Gauche is an excellent word.
Cue the “clapter” that modern day The Onion writers crave. They’re truly no longer concerned with humour, they just want you to tell them that they’re good people “on the right side of history.” This is painful to watch, they really used to be great. https://t.co/KEXD44WgOq
— Arachne (@MamaWebArachne) October 24, 2023
It is painful to watch. Pathetic, really.
It’s sad because y’all used to be funny
— buckcheetah (@buckcheetahh) October 24, 2023
Emphasis on used to be.
Woke humor – not funny.
Petty and mean, however.
— Jørn Boisen (@JBoisen) October 23, 2023
She’s not anti-trans.
— ☮FREE☮JULIAN☮ASSANGE☮ (@jefp65) October 23, 2023
No, she’s not. And she’s discussed this at length. She’s in favor of protecting women and girls, their sports, and their private spaces. For that, the Left calls her a ‘TERF’ and threatens her daily.
May have been funny if she actually had anti-trans views.
Now it just looks like a pathetic attempt to attack someone, based on your skewed ideological perspective, resulting from a lack of cognitive capabilities and critical thinking.
— Scali (@Scalibq) October 24, 2023
An excellent takedown.
Pro-woman is now anti-trans.
Just imagine someone said this 10 years ago.
To be a good feminist you have to pretend men are women too. Then what is a woman if anyone can be a woman?
— SigVanFreud (@VanFreud) October 24, 2023
Women are now ‘egg producers’, ‘womb havers’, ‘birthing persons’, people with ‘front holes’, etc. The Left has bent over backwards to erase women while elevating trans women, and calling anyone who objects a ‘TERF.’ Rowling just isn’t having it, and good for her.
— Liquid Lozenge 🎃 (Age:42) (@LiquidLozenge) October 24, 2023
They are their own worst enemies at times.
Rowling has more money than God, and therefore can speak her mind more freely than someone who could, as the Brits say, be sacked for saying certain things. And we desperately need her to keep saying the things she saying.
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