‘The Onion’ Tweets Vulgar Comment about Quvenzhane Wallis

The magazine has yet to apologize

quvenzhane wallis smilingThe Onion, a satirical news website, tweeted a degrading comment about 9-year-old Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis during the Oscars ceremony last night.

At 11:42 pm Sunday, the Onion tweeted: “Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a c—, right?”

After several complaints , the tweet was taken down, but by 1 a.m. Monday, “dozens of tweets per second were being posted, virtually all of them expressing contempt, incredulity or outrage,” according to USA Today.

It was supposed to be a joke, but most did not find such a comment about a 9-year-old girl funny. The Onion has yet to apologize and many users are urging people to boycott the magazine and make calls to management in protest.

One Response to ‘The Onion’ Tweets Vulgar Comment about Quvenzhane Wallis

  1. Valerie Hall says:

    i’m not sure what word they used. but if it’s the word i think it is they need to track the person down and be sure he’s not a pedophile!!!

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