Wealthy filmmaker Michael Moore and Rainn Wilson, an actor best known for his role in the American version of “The Office,” referenced a parody article at The Onion in tweets on Wednesday, duping a number of their followers, Twitchy reported.
“NRA Sets 1,000 Killed In School Shooting As Amount It Would Take For Them To Reconsider Much Of Anything,” Wilson tweeted, without mentioning the source of the article. He did provide a link to it, however.
Twitchy said that if Wilson knows The Onion is a parody site, he’s not admitting it.
“[W]ow, just wow. I don’t know what else to say. One THOUSAND precious lives need to be wasted first??” one person asked.
“[W]ay to dare America #NRA #really?” added another follower.
“Wow. Guess 900 is just fine,” said “Andy C.”
“Hard to finish reading it,” another person tweeted. “Makes me so angry that people can be so stupid and ignorant. Makes me grateful to be Canadian.”