The Onion Apologizes To Ms. Quvenzhané Wallis…….Sorta…..


 

 

By Jueseppi B.

 

85th Annual Academy Awards - People Magazine Arrivals

 

 

 

 

The Onion apology:

 

 

 

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Dear Readers,

 

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.

 

Sincerely,

Steve Hannah

 

 

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Read the Tweet above, then read the apology once again.

 

If your 9 year old daughter, sister, niece, aunt, best friend, grandchild or godchild were called a cunt, would Mr. Hannah’s apology be enough for you?

 

Oscar is now a gutter snipe because this satirical publication has allowed one of it’s employees, using The Onion label, to slander and degrade a 9 year old child, who just happens to be a 9 yeah old Black child.

 

I wonder what Dakota Fanning‘s “people” would say if this had been directed toward her?

 

Finally I am curious about something else too….I am curious about this: Why are Ms. Sandra Fluke, and other feminist crusaders, silent when Ms. Quvenzhané Wallis , age 9, is called the “C” word that rhymes with PUNT, in tweets by The Onion?

 

Remember when not so long ago, Rush Limbaugh called Ms. Fluke a slut, and all of America stood up in defense of Ms. Fluke. YET I hear no protest. no public outcry from the caucasian women’s movement. Can it be that a 9 year old Black American female is less of a human being than a female caucasian college student?

 

Racism Is A Bitch Ain’t It?

 

 

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OBAMA RE ELECTED

 

 

8 Responses

  1. There should be a big penalty for using that word – Period. No class at all whatsoever.

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  2. I don’t understand why. Why would someone feel that using that term would be a good idea in the first place. Against a little girl on top of it. If I was The Onion, the person who posted that would be relegated to the lowest end of the task list from now on.

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    • If I were Steve Hannah, the person responsible would be unemployed, especially if I were a father of a daughter.

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      • Then the guy would just end up at Fox making twice as much. Better to demote and punish than give them that opportunity to be heralded by those who would champion this behavior.

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      • Maybe U could B right….fire his ass anyhow, and post his name too.

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  3. Didn’t hear about this until now…shame on anyone who calls a child such terrible names. Little miss Q is talented, beautiful, smart, and downright adorable…

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    • Amen to everything you said. Ms. Q is an absolutely gorgeous talent and a beautiful young lady. Wish I had 15 minutes in a locked room with the tweeter.

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