A fictional article on a satirical site has been published too soon after an incident that didn’t take place.

The latest scandal to grip the internet is about a fictional article being published too soon after an event that didn’t happen. The first to express his displeasure was Glenn Beuttenmiller, who tweeted: “Too soon! How dare you publish something like this after something like that.”

Glenn was joined in lobster cheeked rage by Terri Constanza, who replied to Glenn’s tweet with: “Something like that is food for thought. You should eat that food, unseasoned, and then you might have realised how outrageous it was to publish something like this so soon, if ever.”

Meanwhile on facebook, your Aunt shared the article and said: “Have you seen these people, they wrote something like this, the day after something like that? Like they are writing about events whilst they are new, how can you even call that news?”

Ali Catt, the somewhat intolerable friend of your Aunt from the gym commented: “I know babes, it’s a disgrace isn’t it. I mean, people should make more effort to flag things up like that before they get published. It’s better to have a false flag early than to spread your opinion about things, especially something like that, that didn’t even happen.”

Meanwhile in the writers’ room, everyone agreed it was best to write something like this, before something like that had not happened. Then it could be re-published over and over rather than trying to write something new about something in the news for not happening.

Several years later, this approach of writing outright lies about things that didn’t happened, combined with pictures of semi-naked celebrities, has made the Mail Online one of the most popular satirical websites in the world.

Like many satirists, Johnny Wapping accepts he is an arsehole, and thinks society could be better if we were all willing to accept what arseholes we are. If you see him on Facebook, why not ask if he's read the article?