We'll never stop being amazed at how literally unbelievable some people can be when it comes to Onion stories. Yesterday, America's favorite purveyor of parody tackled stop-and-frisk (not for the first time) with an absolutely hilarious video detailing the raging white hot debate over the NYPD's stop-and-kiss program.
And despite the fact that there is no way anyone could think this was actually a real thing—right? They couldn't really, right?—some people think this is a real thing. Below, you can get a taste of the ensuing Twitter madness and requisite SMH'ing. There are even longer rants on Facebook if you feel like sorting through that wasteland.
Ayooo wtf is a stop and kiss ?????? Cops gotta act gay now smh
— Miguel (@AlmostFamous_MV) December 4, 2013
Nypds stop and kiss program? Lol ew
— Rafa (@rafax3_) December 4, 2013
Fuck NYPD That "Stop & Kiss Program" Is Gay As Fuck & Out Of Line !
— Eazy Bka Loso (@109OrGetNined) December 4, 2013
Yo WTF they really got a fuckin kiss and stop law
— Daezia Mariah (@OverDose_OnLove) December 4, 2013
the stop and kiss police enforcement program cannot be real life
— motive (@mariahsuxx) December 4, 2013
lmao wtf is this stop and kiss bullshit
— Patty Kopez (@PKopez) December 4, 2013
WTF is this damn " Stop And Kiss Program " in NY that the PD is doing !? SMH
— ™• (@alotta_Benni) December 4, 2013
The stop and kiss program in NYC is ridiculous .
— Mełanïe (@litehoneyy) December 4, 2013
i dont understand the stop and kiss program..its taking it a little too far
— Jen Labass (@Jen_Labas) December 4, 2013
Wtf is wrong with NYD? Ain't no police gone stop me and kiss sh-t!
— Darwin (@tupacsnephew) December 4, 2013
Stop and kiss ? NYPD need to chill
— #TeamTiana (@tianaaaax33) December 4, 2013
I don't get the whole stop and kiss concept in New York........
— Jessica Robinson (@its_jayare) December 4, 2013
Wtf is up with the NYPD stop and kiss program if they think you look suspicious #SoSketch
— Uncle Sal (@salbuey) December 4, 2013
stop and kiss, what the hell, they buggin with that
— Ŝтαяяβωσүү (@StarrBwoyyMusic) December 4, 2013
Not everyone was tricked by The Onion's tomfoolery:
Yo I almost thought that stop and kiss thing was real. I was dead vexed
— Priceless (@s_da_don) December 4, 2013
Of course, stop-and-kiss sounds exactly like the sort of thing Mayor Bedhead would try to enact, so maybe these people know something we don't.