Taylor Swift Accused Of Dating James Holmes In Shocking ‘Onion’ Article

Wed, January 9, 2013 5:23pm EDT by 8 Comments
Taylor Swift Dating James Holmes
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A newly-single Taylor seems to have dated everyone on earth, but did ‘The Onion’ take things a little far by now putting her together with an alleged mass killer?

When it comes to The Onion, people tend to find their spoof material either hilarious or way out of bounds. So did they cross the line this time with their attack on Taylor Swift by linking her with the alleged Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes?

The news that Taylor and Harry Styles have broken up has affected everyone differently, and the fine folks at The Onion maybe made the biggest waves on the subject by now joking that Taylor has a new man, who just happens to be an alleged psychopathic killer.

The spoof paper jokingly claims, “Taylor and James were first spotted canoodling at a pre-trial hearing.” But the real question is, should The Onion be joking about something so controversial? They certainly haven’t shied away from controversy before with a 9-11-type post with the headline, “Sears extremists fly a plane into Willis Tower.”

‘The Onion’s Prior Pranks

And in 2011, so many people in Washington, D.C. believed a live-tweeting of a fake hostage situation and shootout at the Capitol building that D.C. police were actually forced to investigate.

James Holmes’ Horrific Crimes

We should all remember, six months ago, Aurora, CO was thrust into the spotlight by a horrible shooting, when a gunman’s bloody rampage left 12 dead inside a movie theater on July 20. The suspect of the theater shooting, James, is up for 24 counts of murder. But should he actually be used in a story about Taylor’s new love interest?

So HollywoodLifers, do you think The Onion went too far or is it hilarious? Sound off below!

Russ Weakland

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Mary Ann

Posted at 11:36 PM on January 10, 2013  

That’s the whole point of The Onion. The Onion makes jokes and they obviously don’t care that some people don’t have a sense of humor. I think that was really funny, and Taylor has dated so many guys anyway, so they’re just joking around with that.

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ed

Posted at 10:11 PM on January 10, 2013  

maybe it’s true.
was it in People mag too?

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Ratchet

Posted at 12:07 AM on January 10, 2013  

At her rate of going through men, she probably did. Good reporting, Onion!

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someonesmom

Posted at 11:12 PM on January 9, 2013  

Way too far. The victims families are still dealing with the trial and the possibility that Holmes will be found not guilty by reason of insanity. The idiots who run the theater were insensitive enough to invite the families to the re-opening. They don’t need The Onion trivializing their pain by using Holmes for a cheap laugh. God knows there are plenty of other guys they could have picked.

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Leah

Posted at 9:38 PM on January 9, 2013  

I’m in love with the onion oops

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Michelle

Posted at 9:25 PM on January 9, 2013  

Thought it was hilarious. You see, you can use exaggeration as a form of humour. This may not be everyone’s favorite form of humor, but I thought it was ok. Go Onion.

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truthisup

Posted at 8:44 PM on January 9, 2013  

Rather date my Jimmy then some loser in a band

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Kristens Evil Twin

Posted at 5:55 PM on January 9, 2013  

In a word: YES.
in two words: F*CK YES !.
not funny at all, Onion.
Tacky and very disrespectful :(
The Onion gets a huge frown-face from THIS mom !

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