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

 

 

In The Balcony Movie Review: Snow White And The Huntsman


By Jueseppi B.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow White and the Huntsman is an upcoming action fantasy directed by Rupert Sanders and written by Evan Daugherty. The film is currently in post-production and is slated for release on June 1, 2012 in the United States.

 

 

 

 

 

Premise

 

In a kingdom ruled by tyranny, the vain and selfish Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) learns that her stepdaughter, Snow White (Kristen Stewart), is destined to surpass her not only as the “Fairest One of All” but also as the kingdom’s future ruler. But then the Queen learns from her Magic Mirror (Christopher Obi) that the only way to remain in power is to consume Snow White’s heart and achieve immortality. Meanwhile, Snow White escapes into the Dark Forest and Ravenna recruits the Huntsman Eric (Chris Hemsworth) to kill Snow White. Eric, however, takes pity on the young princess and teaches Snow White the art of war. Now, with the aid of eight dwarves and Prince William (Sam Claflin), Snow White begins a rebellion to bring down her stepmother once and for all.

 

 

Cast

 

The Dwarves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Development

 

Casting

 

Film producers considered casting a less well-known actress for the role of Snow White, with mention of Riley KeoughFelicity JonesBella HeathcoteAlicia Vikander and Rachel Maxwell as possible picks. This idea became less likely as actresses Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning were later rumored to be shortlisted for the role. On March 4, 2011, the casting rumors were fueled even more by a series of tweets from co-producer Palak Patel that confirmed that Kristen Stewart was offered the role of Snow White. The tweets also stated that an official confirmation would be coming out later that week, but it would be several weeks before her casting was officially confirmed by the studio. At first, Winona Ryder was considered to play Ravenna, before the role went to Charlize TheronJohnny Depp turned down the offer to play Eric, the huntsman. Viggo Mortensen was in negotiations with Universal for the part, but ultimately turned down the role as well. Hugh Jackman was briefly offered to play the role of the huntsman but also declined. In 2011, Thor star Chris Hemsworth was eventually cast in the role of the huntsman.

 

 

 

Directed by Rupert Sanders
Produced by Joe Roth
Screenplay by Hossein Amini
Evan Daugherty
Based on Snow White by
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Starring Kristen Stewart
Charlize Theron
Chris Hemsworth
Sam Claflin
Ian McShane
Music by James Newton Howard
Cinematography Greig Fraser
Editing by Hughes Winborne
Michael McCusker
Pietro Scalia
Studio Roth Films
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) May 31, 2012 (Germany)
June 1, 2012(United States)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $70 million

 

 

 

 

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