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Comedians Make Weird, Horrifying ‘Stay in School’ PSA, Media Thinks It’s the Real Deal

The newest viral video to make the rounds was a “Stay in School” PSA from Australia that depicts… well, the seriously violent consequences of skipping school. The ad was created by comedy duo Henry & Aaron, but a number of news sites ended up running with the story as if it was an actual PSA released with a serious purpose. Ah, internet, what wouldn’t we believe without you?

The video itself was posted on the official Henry & Aaron YouTube account, which also features videos from their comedy Christmas special and one video of a man in a wedding dress, not to mention their first-ever mass viral video: a similarly violent PSA for the Central Institute of Technology.

Sites like BuzzFeed, Mashable, and The Daily Caller picked up on the PSA as completely legitimate, while a couple of sites did end up updating their original posts to note the lack of authenticity.

And the website the video came from, the Learn for Life Foundation of Western Australia, has absolutely no working links aside from the video, so…

Ah, well. At least they didn’t pick a fake fight with a fake woman on an airplane.

Watch the PSA below:

[h/t AdWeek]

[photo via screengrab]

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