Quvenzhane Wallis C-Word Tweet: A Step Way Too Far?

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Has The Onion finally gone too far?

The satirical website is under major fire today after Tweeting a message during last night's Academy Awards about nine-year old nominee Quvenzhané Wallis.

Quvenzhane Wallis Picture

It has since been deleted, but not before millions read the following Twitter post:

"Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a cunt, right?"

Among those calling for an apology (at the very least) is Wendell Pierce, best known for his role on The Wire:

“Identify the writer," the actor Tweeted. "Let him defend that abhorrent verbal attack of a child. You call it humor, I call it horrendous.”

Where do you stand, THGers? Was deletion enough? Or should The Onion apologize for this word use?


UPDATE: The Onion has apologized.

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No one respects any one any more.Weather it is a young kid or an old fart like me.


Thanks to failed parenting, rubbish on tv, and video game violence, humankind is becoming less and less kind, but when so-called adults target a child, that's a new low.


I don't understand the context of this. Why would they even think she was a cunt to begin with?

@ Gina

It's an adult trying to be "funny" It's a bit hard to explain, but if you've ever heard an adult say (jokingly, about a child) "Well, you may have noticed, but so-and-so is a bit of a dick? Am I right? XD Har Har Har" While I don't justify or agree what the man (or whomever) said of this little girl, it's being a bit overdone by the media. It was, hopefully, just meant as a joke. It's been deleted, let's move on.


I for one am sick of blacks trying to take away our rights that are protected by our Constituition. I now dislike her.

@ joenamherst

Why is race always a factor, can't you people give it a rest.

@ joenamherst

Idiot!!! Did you even read the story? Or are your comprehension skills sorely lacking. She did nothing wrong. It was The Onion that did wrong by targeting a child with a cuss word. Lame brain!!!

@ Frogmore

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@ joenamherst

joenamherst has to be a total idiot. It has nothing to do with race. Why were u so dumb? but then, i guess it's a constitutional right.

@ joenamherst

Sorry, that comment should have been addressed to joe.


she has time enough to prove herself.
why at this age?
she is too young to decide of her own.

@ abe

When is it ok to call a nine year old a cunt, regardless of race?? Yes, freedom of speech is part of our Constitutional rights, but I wonder if you would rephrase your posting if it were your nine year old being called such a disgusting word....