01/09/2013 11:26 am ET Updated Jan 09, 2013

'The Onion' Reports Taylor Swift Now Dating James Holmes... Ouch

After hearing the news that Taylor Swift and One Direction's Harry Styles had called it quits after just two months of dating, The Onion got right to work figuring out which well-known young man the songstress would run to next.

Unfortunately for Swift, the parody newspaper settled on Aurora, Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes.

"Taylor and James were first spotted canoodling at a pre-trial hearing," The Onion reports Perez Hilton as reporting, alongside a Photoshop image of Swift sitting on the witness stand with the notoriously disturbed young man.

You can read the rest of the article here.

The Onion has not shied away from controversial, topical headlines in recent years, having sparked ire in 2012 with an illustration of Moses, Jesus Christ, Ganesha and Buddha "engaging in a lascivious sex act of considerable depravity" as well as the satirical headline, "Sears extremists fly a plane into Willis Tower."

In 2011, The Onion live-tweeted a fake hostage situation and shootout at the Capitol building that fooled so many people online, D.C. police were forced to investigate.

What do you think of The Onion's latest eyebrow-raiser? Weigh in in the comments below.



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