Comment of the Day

Reader: Marijuana overdose deaths are about as believable as baby-eating Japs

A post focusing on satirical articles about Colorado recreational marijuana sales that some readers are taking seriously generated loads of reactions -- some funny, some angry, some a combination of the two.

But this one couldn't help catching our eye.

Connor Dunlop writes:

I've cussed more people out for talking about "Baby Eating Japs!" than I would care to count. And seeing as people will readily believe that "Japanese people eat babies" just because of one dipshit's fake video, this doesn't surprise me at all haha.

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