The Onion declared North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un the "Sexiest Man Alive," and People's Daily said yes, yes he is.
The Chinese state news outlet missed the point entirely, which media everywhere gleefully pointed out. "The Onion dupes again," said U.S. News & World Report. "We've saved the headline for posterity," crowed Shanghaiist.
The Onion, after all, is a satirical news site. Tuesday's headlines included "42 Million Dead in Bloodiest Black Friday Weekend on Record," "Reporter Investigates Claims He Ruined His Family's Thanksgiving Dinner" and "Garrison Keillor Fully Deflates After Massive Sigh."
But the People's Daily took the opportunity to trumpet the North Korean leader and dedicated 55 pages of photos to him.