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A lot of angry Hardwell fans have fallen for this satirical article

Waterford Whispers does it again…


SATIRICAL NEWS SITE Waterford Whispers News has written a spoof story about Dutch DJ Hardwell, following controversy over the performer’s show in Belfast.

And a lot of people have fallen for it. Specifically, Hardwell fans.

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The Waterford Whispers article pokes fun at those who blame the DJ’s music – or ‘rave’ music in general – for the irresponsible behaviour of young people. It begins:

Parents of innocent young people today are being warned to protect their sons and daughters from an evil rave drugs DJ who is on the prowl in Dublin city tonight.

before adding…

“We believe Hardwell’s music seduces young people into a semi-state trance through the medium of rave music,” a garda spokesman told WWN earlier.

… and also…

Gardai in Dublin have been given 50,000 earmuffs to distribute tonight around the city centre.

However, some Hardwell fans have discovered the article…

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And they are taking it extremely seriously. The comments thread for the article contains a lot of VERY angry people, rushing to Hardwell’s defence:

Whoever is responsible for writing this article should be ashamed of tthemselves.
The writer of this is is f***ing desperate for money! Hardwell had nothing to do with it
This is why theres no culture in this country, if you go anywhere else in Europe this music is welcome. Ireland its time to let go of being in the 70s!!!!
Wit a lot a f**ing balls one of the best djs around and for those idiots trying to ruin him can f** rite off #teamhardwell
what a gr8 load a bullshit by the irish..

And one person asks nervously:

Is this a real article?

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It’s almost like that time they wrote about the North Korean rocket to the sun.

h/t Reddit

Whoops… Media outlets duped by North Korea ‘rocket to the sun’ story>

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