UN deletes satirical article on ‘benefits’ of world hunger: ‘No one works harder than hungry people’
- An article published on the United Nations Chronicle website that promoted world hunger as a “great positive value” and asserted “No one works harder than hungry people” was taken down.
- Titled “The Benefits of World Hunger,” the post sparked outrage among Twitter users on Wednesday. Following criticism of the article, the link now leads to an error page.
- Originally written by professor of political science George Kent and published in the UN Chronicle in 2008, the article argued that hunger is not an issue to be solved, rather “it is fundamental to the working of the world’s economy.”
- A majority of Kent’s work revolves around ending world hunger, having published books such as “The Political Economy of Hunger: The Silent Holocaust,” “Freedom from Want: The Human Right to Adequate Food” and “Ending World Hunger.”
- In a response to a tweet criticizing the publication for its inclusion of the article on its website, UN Chronicle confirmed that the 14-year-old article was “an attempt at satire.”
An article published on the United Nations Chronicle website that promoted world hunger as a “great positive value” was taken down.
Titled “The Benefits of World Hunger,” the post sparked outrage among Twitter users on Wednesday. Following criticism of the article, the link now leads to an error page.
MI6 chief thanks China for ‘free publicity’ from bizarre ‘James Pond’ spoof aimed at Western intelligence
- After the head of U.K. intelligence agency MI6 stated that China is the “single greatest priority” for the organization, Chinese state media released a video spoofing MI6’s famous fictional spy, James Bond.
- The parody video, posted to Twitter by China Xinhua News, features “James Pond” in a short called “No Time to Die Laughing” that mocks both British and U.S. intelligence.
- In response, MI6’s head Richard Moore, tweeted “Thank you for your interest (and the unexpected free publicity).”
Chinese state media released a four-minute “James Pond” parody video mocking the CIA and MI6 after the head of the U.K. intelligence agency called China its “single greatest priority.”
The parody, which was posted to Twitter by Chinese state media agency China Xinhua News following M16 Chief Richard Moore’s announcement, features “James Pond” in lieu of famous fictional MI6 spy James Bond. The short video’s title, “No Time to Die Laughing,” references the most recent film in the franchise, “No Time to Die,” which was released in the U.S. in October 2021.
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