The Onion is known for his sarcastic, irreverant take on pop culture, but last night they went too far. You don’t call a woman the c-word it’s not funny and to call a child this vile name is way beyond the pale. Quvenzhane Wallis is a 9 year old child, a baby. What fool thought this tweet was appropriate? A written apology is in order, but that probably won’t happen they probably just love the attention this characterization will garner and they will simply keep being obnoxious because that must be part of their mission statement. Please tell me what kind of person finds this funny? Share your thoughts.
UPDATE-THE ONION APOLOGIZES
To the publication’s credit, the Onion appears to have realized this. The company’s CEO, Steve Hannah, just published a Facebook post asking for Wallis’ forgiveness:
I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars. It was crude and offensive—not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting. No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire. The tweet was taken down within an hour of publication. We have instituted new and tighter Twitter procedures to ensure that this kind of mistake does not occur again.In addition, we are taking immediate steps to discipline those individuals responsible. Miss Wallis, you are young and talented and deserve better. All of us at The Onion are deeply sorry.