Is it true that things aren’t always what they seem, even when you’re looking right at it?
CNN has inspired the question after it released its “Facts First” ad on Monday, addressing Donald Trump’s attacks on the network as “fake news” with the the image of an apple and the line “this is an apple.” Buzzfeed responded to the ad with its own parody, featuring a banana instead of an apple.
The parody video follows a joke that you already know; the classic knock-knock joke in which the teller responds “banana” to the “who’s there” question until it gets annoying. Finally, they respond “orange. Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?” Buzzfeed tweeted their parody on Tuesday morning, along with a cheeky, “Hey @CNN quick question for you.”
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) October 24, 2017
“This is an apple,” the original ad says. “Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana… But it’s not. It’s an apple.”
— CNN (@CNN) October 23, 2017
CNN’s ad got others joking, teasing the network for inspiring “banana truthers.”
@cnn. So why do you keep having people on your network like @KellyannePolls who insist it’s a banana, kumquat, spying microwave etc?” one Twitter user asked.
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— Jamie Culp (@JamieCulpAuthor) October 23, 2017
GALLUP: Apple 67%, Banana 27%, Don't Know 6%.
— John Thomas (@JCTRamblerINC) October 23, 2017
*invites banana truthers to the panel anyway* https://t.co/gMIfRtucGT
— Kosar (@615Kosar) October 23, 2017
Is CNN going to remove all the apple deniers from their guest lists? Or keep shoving them down our throats 24/7?
— (((Truth Is Truth))) (@WeeeeeSquirrel) October 23, 2017