Starwipe, The Onion’s Parody of Celebrity News, Is Shutting Down

Since, as they say, “celebrity is dead”, they’re saying goodbye.  

In truth, Starwipe hasn’t gained the popularity that the other Onion off-shoot, Clickhole, has gotten and will be thusly shutting down its operation.

We do note that celebrity news is getting harder and harder to parody as the source material seems like a parody of itself already and parodies of that have already flooded the Internet. In any case, we’ll be curious to see if will be used for anything else like .gifs of actual starwipes over the post-apocalyptic hellscape that’s left in the wake of the concept of celebrity dying.