As the country and media networks react to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas where 21 people – including 19 children – were killed on Tuesday, the satirical news site The Onion has taken a chilling approach.
Typically after a mass shooting occurs in the U.S., the site and social media users will share their infamous headline, "‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens."
On Wednesday, The Onion's homepage was filled with the headline on multiple different stories, each referring to a mass shooting that happened in recent years, including the Uvalde shooting, the El Paso, Texas, Walmart shooting in 2019 and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting in Parkland, Florida, in 2018. In total, there are 21 satirical stories with the same headline on their homepage.
Further down the page, The Onion also has satirical stories referring to the National Rifle Association and gun control in the U.S., which several people, such as Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., have referenced in response to the shooting.
In addition to their website, The Onion also posted a Twitter thread of all the times they used the headline referring to a mass shooting, which began in 2014.
'There are no words': Families mourn as names of Texas school shooting victims begin to emerge
Texas school shooting: What we know about gunman, motive and how weapons were obtained
— The Onion (@TheOnion) May 25, 2022
Twitter users shared the headline on Tuesday and Wednesday, with some users saying the headline will be reused constantly.
The Onion can literally repeat the "'We have no way to prevent this' says only country where this is a thing that happens" headline until the end of times and it will never stop being true
— soner!! (@yandereashlock) May 25, 2022
This is the front page of The Onion right now. None of them are more than five years old. pic.twitter.com/hfXjWsGXpQ
— Cooper Lund (@cooperlund) May 25, 2022
The Onion is tweeting this caption with a different photo from a different shooting every minute and I'm just broken. They've been going for 14 minutes now and counting. It's necessary and poignant. It's also gutting. https://t.co/bUFicckDCE
— Jared Petty (@pettycommajared) May 25, 2022
Former managing editor of the site Marnie Shure told Vice in 2017 the headline "really holds up" whenever mass shootings happen.
"We wrote it for one particular attack, and subsequently it has run for many others with just the date changed. By re-running the same commentary it strengthens the original commentary tenfold each time," Shure said.
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: The Onion shows ‘No Way To Prevent This’ stories after Texas shooting