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Sticking a Phallic Object Between Your Lips IS GAY!

If you’ve seen MTV’s “Truth” campaign lately, you can see why young people are growing immune to anti-smoking messages. Fake job interviews for Big Tobbaco? Boring! Which is why it’s lovely to see The Onion‘s report on the CDC’s new anti-smoking effort, which keeps kids away from cigarettes by warning them it’ll make ’em look gay. Need ideas for celebrity spokespeople? Call us, CDC!

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17 Comments

  • Kris

    Ok, I get it, they are trying to get kids to not smoke. Does this make us look stupid? In a way, yes. I quit smoking about 13 years ago. Smoking did not make me gay, nor did it make me lust for the same sex. If I quit that long ago, does that make me straight? NO it sure doesn’t. Being gay is not a shameful lifestyle, nor does it need to provoke violence. I was gay, way before I ever started smoking, but that is my dilemma with this. I know it’s good for the kiddies to not want to smoke, and this seems like the only way to curb them from smoking. But being gay is not something that we should look upon badly, or negatively. Smoking is the negative bad thing that anyone can do, but it does not make them gay.

  • Swellster

    Kris — it’s satire. They aren’t trying to get kids to not smoke, they are making fun of so-called “news” broadcasts and their public interest segments and the campaign against smoking. Haven’t you ever read The Onion?

  • Celia

    I love when people think The Onion is real. How many years has it been going for now?

  • Alexander

    *giggle* I love these Onion news segments.

  • Jon

    @ Kris: sigh.

  • sal(the original)

    scary thing is that in our society this might work

  • alejandro

    OMG LOL i realy thought this was real XD

  • Chance

    Kris is joking, right? He’s just a part of the Onion’s joke? Please?

  • NOT KRIS

    Kris… You’re an idiot.

  • Yuki

    … You realize this is from The Onion, right? It’s a satire. They’re not actually saying smoking is gay.

  • Tartuffe

    People will never fail to think The Onion is real…

    Very funny… I’ve been following it every week for the past year!

  • bruce

    The Onion is satire, folks. Satire, satire, satire. It pokes fun at everyone and everything. I see this ad as poking fun at male insecurities about their sense of sexual self.

  • sydneyfamous

    Kris – You make me lol.

  • pantherq

    WTF do they not get about how that sort of message promotes hate. Now we are going to get kids bashed for just smoking.

  • blackjack44

    lmao @ kris…someone should send him a copy of the onion

  • hardmannyc

    Poor Kris. Where do live, Cluelessville?

  • KyleR

    When I first say this on the Onion site, I was like WTF? And then I remember where I was. I laughed.

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