The Onion Website Calls Quvenzhane Wallis, Nine-Year-Old Best Actress Nominee, A C*nt On Twitter
There’s satire, and then there’s sashaying way over the line, and tonight during the 2013 Oscars, The Onion website took things beyond that line when they called Quvenzhane Wallis, the nine-year-old Best Actress nominee for “Beasts of the Southern Wild“ a “cunt” on Twitter.
The story was first broken by Salon.com, and given that the tweet has already been deleted, one can only imagine that someone at The Onion had the good sense to realize that they just ruined the experience of a lifetime for a young girl.
We’ve all become accustomed to the biting and razor edged humour that often comes out of The Onion, but the consensus on this joke is that not only was it not funny in the slightest, but someone should be losing their job over this one.
Come on Onion, you used to be cool, what happened to you?