Fake “remake of Abbey Road” article upsetting fans
Cashing in on the recent negative comments from Beatles fans on Paul McCartney’s collaborations with Kanye West, National Report featured a satirical article which implied that West was to “take John Lennon’s place” in a remake of the Abbey Road album.
The unfunny article has confused a lot of fans, who thought it was true, and is being spread like wildfire through various social media channels, and has showed up as gospel on other sites, too.
Comedy writer and Beatles fan Howard Fox put it best when he said that the difference between good and bad satire is that you’ll can recognise good satire as satire by it being funny.
As far as we know, the offending article hasn’t been commented on by official sources, but Tony Bramwell, close friend of Paul McCartney, released a statement on his facebook page: “All this gossip about a Kanye West and a remake of Abbey Road is total Bullshine! I just thought I’d let you know!”
Fans disgust at the very idea and the failure to read the article as satire also comes quite clear in the commentaries section of the article page.