The Oscars took place several days ago (and apparently 20% of their viewers from last year couldn’t have cared less), and SHAME on us for missing this EPIC tweet from The Onion on not only the awards ceremony itself but their adoring fans in the media:
— The Onion (@TheOnion) March 5, 2018
This could well be one of our favorite tweets and stories, maybe ever.
From The Onion:
Gushing that yesterday’s Oscars had changed the face of Hollywood forever, hundreds of total fucking dumbasses whose very existence insults the name of journalism reported Monday that “diversity was the real winner last night.” “On a night traditionally filled with glitz and glam, it was race and gender equality that finally had their moment in the Oscars spotlight,” wrote countless slathering dipshits, who, by publishing surface-level puff pieces claiming that “new voices had triumphed on the biggest stage in Tinseltown,” upended the very foundation on which journalism was based.
And sorry Hollywood and the media, when you’re losing The Onion? It might be time for some serious self-reflection.
i can never tell if you guys are serious or not lol
— christineew (@purrrf3ction) March 6, 2018
That’s the beauty of it.
. @TheOnion just straight up reporting the news again
— lynn boyden (@lrb23) March 6, 2018
Lot’s of competition out there these days.
They’re as believable (if not more so) than CNN, right?
Nice to see that they decided to hold the Oscars in Aquaman's underground palace.
— President Stuff (@presidentstuff) March 5, 2018
It can be somewhat startling when The Onion publishes a non-satirical piece.
— Chris Fieldhouse (@cfieldhouse1) March 6, 2018
Startling and yet AWESOME.
Diversity was the real winner, say a lot of middle/upper class white journalists.
— Johnpaul Quinlan (@Gnomosapien) March 5, 2018