No Laughs Over Onion's Super Nasty Oscar Tweet
Satirical newspaper in hot water after calling Quvenzhane Wallis the c-word
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 25, 2013 8:40 AM CST
Actress Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Pro tip for the Onion: When your joke involves the c-word, it shouldn't also involve a 9-year-old girl. The satirical newspaper is in hot water for one of its Oscar tweets posted last night involving Best Actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis. The Huffington Post has a screenshot: "Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a [c-word], right? #Oscars2013."

The tweet (which "was meant to parody how beloved Quvenzhane is," the AP explains, in case you didn't get it), was deleted after about an hour, by which point it had been retweeted more than 500 times and favorited about 400 times. The Huffington Post rounds up some of the outraged reactions, including this tweet from @Luvvie: "If they called Suri Cruise a [c-word], best believe that by MORNING, the entire staff of @TheOnion would be at the unemployment office." Twitchy takes note of more calls for some Onion staffer's head.

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BinThereDunThat
Feb 26, 2013 10:11 AM CST
The remark is bad enough when it's aimed at a woman, but it's unforgivable to say that to a child. I watched her when Jennifer Lawrence's name was called and she didn't hesitate to smile and applaud for her. Whoever this idiot at the Onion is needs to reassess his career path, if this is an example of his "humor".
hatred_unbound
Feb 26, 2013 5:09 AM CST
So when Dakota Fanning was in the spotlight at the Oscars, all was well, she was "adorable", "charming", etc. But now that Quevenzhane Wallis is in the spotlight at the Oscars, she's derided in this manner and adults see nothing wrong with it. To those who have no problem with it, look at your precious mothers, your lovely sisters and especially your your darling little daughters and say to them what I'm thinking: "you're nothing but a c-nt!"
fedupamerican
Feb 26, 2013 5:09 AM CST
This is just another example of some dick trying to outrage and offend,like a million other morons that can't come up with intelligent humor, so they spew this kind of bs, with no reguard to the person they're insulting. I'm sure her father would like a couple of minutes alone with this idiot.