When The Onion released this video two years ago, it was satire. It was poking fun at the idea that a rapist could ever be considered a victim.
In the video, the “news report” sympathizes with the athlete as friends claim “he’s an athlete firstly and no amount of raping can change that.”
Two years later, we’ve stopped laughing at how idiotic the Onion’s video sounds.
Its eerie how The Onion pretty much predicted the fallout of the Steubenville, Ohio rape trial where two football players were found guilty for raping a drunk 16-year-old girl last summer. The story went viral after the teenage boys and their friends practically bragged about the whole ordeal online.
After the decision was released on Sunday, a disgusting amount of online commenters blamed the victim for ruining the teenagers’ “bright and promising” futures. Those commenters should’ve instead acknowledged that the two boys actually ruined their own lives and the victim’s life with their lack of morals and serious lapse of judgement. Get a grip on reality. Please.
Considering the Onion’s video was meant to be a joke, it’s disgusting to think that our society has yet to come to a place where everyone regards vilifying the victim as wrong.
Let’s get this straight: no means no. Silence means no. Drunk means no. It’s not the victim’s fault when they say no or can’t say no. Get it? Got it? Good.
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On the fictitious talk show “Today Now!”, two hosts introduce a new female pop singer to the audience: K’Ronikka. The 22-year-old is dubbed as the “latest pop monstrosity the music industry has ever sadistically forced down our throats”.
Okay, The Onion, we get it. You’re not a fan of Katy Perry or Fergie, neither are you a fan of Ke$ha.
The actress does a good job at spoofing Ke$ha’s wild personality, accent and over-the-top fashion choices. “People just love my ish!” she tells the hosts.
K’Ronikka appears on “Today Now!” to promote her new single, “Booty Wave”. She gets up from her seat to do the booty wave and name drops Pit Bull for appearing on her second single, “I’mma Slam Yo D”.
The Onion gets really snarky with their hate for pop music. They take it a whole new level when the headline “New K’Ronikka Duet With LMFAO May Cause Mass Suicides”.
Even though this is a big joke, it’s gut-wrenching to think that if there were a real K’Ronikka making music out there in L.A., “Booty Wave” would actually be a hit song on the radio.