The Onion Unleashes Anger for ‘Suicide Assistance Dog’ Joke: ‘Tasteless and Triggering’

“Take this down. It’s too risky to the most vulnerable,” urges one Twitter user after the satirical publication gets dark

Last Updated: April 16, 2018 @ 7:07 AM

The Onion got dark over the weekend, lampooning suicide prevention with a cutting headline that rankled dog owners.

“New Program Provides Depressed Americans With Suicide Assistance Dogs,” the headline of the article read with a photo of a dog holding a noose in its mouth.

The iconic satirical broadsheet didn’t bother producing an article.

The image was met with outrage in some quarters with some folks demanding that the post be taken down — so far, however, the tweet has not been ratioed.

“RIP your menchies,” offered the Twitter prophet “Comfortably Smug” — and he wasn’t wrong.