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

Wed, January 9, 2013 5:23pm EDT by Russ Weakland 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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