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News Analysis Jul 25, 2022 4:07 AM EST

New York Times SLAMMED for article promoting cannibalism

Journalist Joel M. Petlin wrote, "So according to the NY Times, if you can't convince your neighbors to vote for your preferred candidates, you could always just win the election by eating them. In 2022, cannibalism isn't wrong, it's just the new electoral math."

New York Times SLAMMED for article promoting cannibalism
Joshua Young Youngsville, North Carolina

The New York Times published an article Saturday that said "Turns out, cannibalism has a time and a place" which sparked criticism on Twitter ranging from the piece being dubbed "satanic," to "occult," and even an electoral strategy.

The New York Times piece titled "A Taste for Cannibalism?" posted in its Style section on Saturday centered around author Chelsea G. Summers who recently wrote a book titled "A Certain Hunger," which is about a restaurant critic who murders men and then eats them.

According to the Times, "In the pages of some recent stomach-churning books, and on television and film screens, Ms. Summers and others suggest that that time [for cannibalsim] is now."

Former Nevada GOP Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian wrote, "this is satanic and morbid" while journalist Ian Miles Cheong said, "Stop. Normalizing. Cannibalism."

Jack Posobiec commented, "More occult shlit" in a sentiment echoed by columnist Amrita Bhinder who said, "If evil had a design it would be in NYT. Occult sh*t!"

Many noted that the New York Times was transitioning away from encouraging human beings to eat bugs, something they do almost annually, and moving towards promoting human meat as a dietary substitute.

Podcaster and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Monica Crowley wrote, "They moved from eating bugs to eating fellow humans pretty fast" and musician Zuby said, "I will not eat the bugs and I certainly will not eat my neighbours."

Independent journalist Joel M. Petlin, whose work focuses on Jewish rights, even suggested it was an electoral strategy and wrote, "So according to the NY Times, if you can't convince your neighbors to vote for your preferred candidates, you could always just win the election by eating them. In 2022, cannibalism isn't wrong, it's just the new electoral math."

According to TMZ, the stir had even caused "Soylent Green" to trend. In the 1973 movie, cannibalism is rampant in New York City because the company Soylent disguised human meat as a harmless food supplement.

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