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‘The Onion’ Apologizes For Calling 9 Year Old Oscar Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis “Kind of a C*nt”

Humorist magazine ‘The Onion’ has apologized for a tweet calling 9 year old Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis “kind of a c–t” on Image Quvenzhané-Wallis225.jpgSunday night. The offending tweet was deleted after an hour,  but the criticism online gained steam, with some activist calling on ‘The Onion’ to apologize. In response, on Monday morning, ‘The Onion’ CEO Steve Hannah apologized for the “crude and offensive” comment.

The initial tweet read: “Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a c–t, right? #Oscars2013

Hannah posted the following apology on ‘The Onion’ website:

On behalf of The Onion, 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.

Wallis received an Oscar nod for her role in Beasts of Southern Wild. 

17 Responses to ‘The Onion’ Apologizes For Calling 9 Year Old Oscar Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis “Kind of a C*nt”

  1. Nefera Reply

    March 2, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Hannah you are a Monster, just like that Monster who s*****d that little baby boy on that airplane.

  2. Nefera Reply

    March 2, 2013 at 10:16 am

    Hannah you are a Monster, just like that Monster who s*****d that little baby boy on that airplane.

  3. Derrick Reply

    February 26, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Just proves my point about these racist yankee niq.qas, they don’t give a da.mn about us Black adults or our Black children!

    One day y’all will stop trying to prove to these racist critters, how intelligent you are because these bast.urds don’t give a da.mn about your degrees.

    Just think what these demonic devils are telling our children in class! Malcolm X’s racist cracker teacher told him he was not smart enough to use his mind…only his hands. This remark made Malcolm X drop out of school and turn to crime!

    DOESN’T THIS SOUND LIKE WHAT’S HAPPENINGN TO OUR CHILDREN TODAY?

    THESE CRAZY CRACKER TEACHERS ARE TELLING OUR CHILDREN THE SAME GODDA.MN THANG!!! AND, THIS IS WHY THEY ARE DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY ‘THINK’ THEY ARE WORTHLESS!!!

    BElieVE THAT!!!

  4. Regina Reply

    February 25, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    ENOUGH WITH THE REPEATS.

  5. tnyaa Reply

    February 25, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Terrible shame, our kids are violated like this, and not one movie star or rapper or sports person (black) stood up and make a supporting coment about this child…

  6. Berdell Reply

    February 25, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Are not our children to be protected from this kind of treatment?

  7. Berdell Reply

    February 25, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Are not our children to be protected from this kind of treatment?

  8. Berdell Reply

    February 25, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Are not our children to be protected from this kind of treatment?

  9. Berdell Reply

    February 25, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Are not our children to be protected from this kind of treatment?

  10. Berdell Reply

    February 25, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Are not our children to be protected from this kind of treatment?

  11. Berdell Reply

    February 25, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Are not our children to be protected from this kind of treatment?

  12. oooooo yes Reply

    February 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    if she was a white kid. you better believe she would have won. this is a pretty little smart [brown] child. and the whites hate her. the Oscar as you can see is a white thing only. wake up brown people. it is in you face. stop kissing white butts. only a hand full over the years have gotten this little gold man. white people will soon find themself a little white girl and she will get the gold man [Oscar}. watch and see. hot mess

  13. oooooo yes Reply

    February 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    if she was a white kid. you better believe she would have won. this is a pretty little smart [brown] child. and the whites hate her. the Oscar as you can see is a white thing only. wake up brown people. it is in you face. stop kissing white butts. only a hand full over the years have gotten this little gold man. white people will soon find themself a little white girl and she will get the gold man [Oscar}. watch and see. hot mess

  14. oooooo yes Reply

    February 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    if she was a white kid. you better believe she would have won. this is a pretty little smart [brown] child. and the whites hate her. the Oscar as you can see is a white thing only. wake up brown people. it is in you face. stop kissing white butts. only a hand full over the years have gotten this little gold man. white people will soon find themself a little white girl and she will get the gold man [Oscar}. watch and see. hot mess

  15. oooooo yes Reply

    February 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    if she was a white kid. you better believe she would have won. this is a pretty little smart [brown] child. and the whites hate her. the Oscar as you can see is a white thing only. wake up brown people. it is in you face. stop kissing white butts. only a hand full over the years have gotten this little gold man. white people will soon find themself a little white girl and she will get the gold man [Oscar}. watch and see. hot mess

  16. oooooo yes Reply

    February 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    if she was a white kid. you better believe she would have won. this is a pretty little smart [brown] child. and the whites hate her. the Oscar as you can see is a white thing only. wake up brown people. it is in you face. stop kissing white butts. only a hand full over the years have gotten this little gold man. white people will soon find themself a little white girl and she will get the gold man [Oscar}. watch and see. hot mess

  17. oooooo yes Reply

    February 25, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    if she was a white kid. you better believe she would have won. this is a pretty little smart [brown] child. and the whites hate her. the Oscar as you can see is a white thing only. wake up brown people. it is in you face. stop kissing white butts. only a hand full over the years have gotten this little gold man. white people will soon find themself a little white girl and she will get the gold man [Oscar}. watch and see. hot mess

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