NYT Mag’s Big Ethical Question Goes Super Viral: Would You Kill Baby Hitler?

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October 23, 2015 5:09 p.m.

The internet couldn’t stop talking about Hitler on Friday afternoon, all thanks to The New York Times Magazine.

The magazine provided a perfect diversion for the internet’s Benghazi-adled minds with the ultimate quandary: if you could travel back in time, would you kill an infant Adolf Hitler?

The question proved deeply divisive, with 42 percent of readers saying that yes, they could kill baby Hitler. The post was enough to post “baby Hitler” trending on Twitter.

Of course, awful jokes abounded. Here are some of the best responses:

It was also very clearly a Friday afternoon at The New York Times.

About an hour after posting the ethical dilemma, the magazine reflected on the internet fervor it created:

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