When The Onion Satirizes Disney Parks & It’s Not Far from The Truth

by SharonKurheg

The Onion, as per Wikipedia, is “an American digital media company and newspaper organization that publishes satirical articles on international, national, and local news. Based in Chicago, the company originated as a weekly print publication on August 29, 1988 in Madison, Wisconsin….The Onions articles cover current events, both real and fictional, satirizing the tone and format of traditional news organizations with stories, editorials, op-ed pieces, and man-in-the-street interviews using a traditional news website layout and an editorial voice modeled after that of the Associated Press.

The Onion, as per The Onion, is “the world’s leading news publication, offering highly acclaimed, universally revered coverage of breaking national, international, and local news events. Rising from its humble beginnings as a print newspaper in 1756, The Onion now enjoys a daily readership of 4.3 trillion and has grown into the single most powerful and influential organization in human history.”

And that pretty much gives you an idea about The Onion ;-).

What can I say…some people love The Onion and some people hate it. And when you’re a hardcore Disney fan, that love/hate thing can become even stronger because not only are they sometimes kind of spot on (that’s when you have to do a double take at the headline to see that, oh yeah, it’s just The Onion), but the popular satire site has not always been kind to The Walt Disney Company, particularly the division of Disney Parks and Resorts. Cases in point…

(Warning: The Onion frequently uses adult language in their stories. Be aware that clicking on some of these links might show language on your device that’s NSFW)

Here are some others that are not necessarily related to Disney Parks, but to various areas of the Walt Disney Company in general:

So yeah…if you have an open mind and some thick skin, and don’t mind more than a little satire, The Onion can be a really fun read. Even when it involves Disney. 😉

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1 comment

Jimmy June 7, 2020 - 8:35 pm

Why would anyone hate the Onion? Either you think it’s funny or you don’t get it.


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