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Type of site
Satire, celebrity gossip
Available in English
Owner Onion, Inc.
Editor Sean O'Neal[1] (former)
Commercial Yes
Registration No
Launched September 21, 2015 (2015-09-21)[2]
Current status Defunct (as of June 17, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-06-17))[3]

StarWipe was a satirical website from The Onion which parodied celebrity gossip sites, such as TMZ.[4] It launched on September 21, 2015,[2] and closed on June 17, 2016.[3] It was run by Sean O'Neal, the senior editor of The A.V. Club.[1]

Content posted on StarWipe was also shared on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. ^ a b Matt Miller. "What Is StarWipe? - The Onion Launches a Celebrity Gossip Site". Esquire. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Welcome The A.V. Club's new sister site, StarWipe". Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Goodbye StarWipe, Se Hardly Knew You". Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  4. ^ Robert Channick. "Onion launches StarWipe celebrity parody site". Sioux City Journal. Retrieved September 26, 2015.

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