Three US women - the wife and two lovers of some particular bloke - lured him to a motel and assaulted him, punching him in the face and supergluing his penis to his stomach. I don't think this is funny - I don't think violence is funny full stop - and it disturbs me that the incident has been reported as semi-comical light entertainment.
I can see why it's been reported this way, although I don't agree. It's like the fact that we feel free to take the piss out of public figures in a way we wouldn't the everyday people around us. We perceive a power differential between them and us, so making fun seems like a kind of levelling. There's a lot to sympathise with in the jilted wife/lover story. We might perceive a power imbalance between the man and the women in his life who he uses and strings along. After all, thanks to historically unfavourable divorce laws and lack of support for unwed mothers, it's women who have generally come off second best after relationship break-ups. There will be many a woman who reads this article and feels revived irritation with the bloke she married, gave up opportunities for and had a family with, who then left her for someone younger and more glamorous, without the saggy reminders of childbearing.
None of these are reasons to perpetrate an act of violence, condone it or laugh at it, even though these are easy responses to a situation many feel is probably inequitable. They are good reasons to think harder about the institution of marriage, infidelity and its effects, and how women fare when relationships fall apart. That should be able to be accomplished without violence against individuals, or holding that violence up as a source of entertainment. To use a sporting metaphor: we need to play the ball, not the man.