Celebrity Gossip Never Looked So Good™
YBF on Twitter YBF on Facebook YBF on Instagram Feed

UPDATE: SERIOUSLY!? - "The Onion" Gets BLASTED For Disgustingly Calling 9-Year-Old Quvenzhane Wallis A "C*nt"!

 photo url-11.jpeg

Last night, the satirical website The Onion seriously overstepped the boundaries of taste and sensibility when they described 9-year-old Academy Award nominee Quvenzhane Wallis using the "C-word." Read the outrageous tweet inside...

 

In what they considered to be humorous updates and tweets about the 2013 Academy Awards last night, the satirical website The Onion posted a tweet about youngest nominee in Oscar history, Quvenzhane Wallis, where they described her using the "c-word."

 photo ScreenShot2013-02-25at83351AM.png

Of course the tweet has been deleted, but a handy screen shot shows that it was nestled among other unfunny updates.

  photo ScreenShot2013-02-25at83404AM.png 

The jab at Quvenzhane did not go unnoticed as many were outraged and folks like Russell Simmons and Roland Martin immediately weighed in.  

 photo ScreenShot2013-02-25at85235AM.png

 photo ScreenShot2013-02-25at85220AM.png

 photo ScreenShot2013-02-25at85249AM.png

According to the AP, the tweet was up for at least an hour before The Onion deleted it and unfortunately, the tweet was "liked" by at least 400 followers. SMH.  

Sadly, The Onion still HAS NOT addressed the tweet on any of their social media sites nor released a statement.  And we doubt they will. 

And we're not going to even discuss how little Quvenzhane had to tell an AP news reporter on the red carpet, "No, that's not my name" when the person told her they would just call her "Annie" instead (presumably because her name is "too difficult" for them to pronounce).

Are we disgusted by mainstream media attacking another young black girl, who is doing AMAZING things, publicly in the most disturbing of ways--Yes.  Are we surprised by it?  No.  We guess people are so used to seeing black women with little to no self esteem plastered all over our tv's and internet that folks forgot what confidence looked like.  Deal with it.  And do better. 

And no, we're not going to sit around and wait for a public apology....we wait for mainstream to do way to much FOR us.  Thankfully, we have our own media to uplift and praise our own. 

UPDATE:  (February 25, 2013)

The Onion did finally issue an apology......after numerous media outlets jumped on the story.  Here goes:

Feb. 25, 2013

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
CEO
The Onion

 

Was this satisfactory?

Comments

WANT YOUR OWN AVATAR? GET IT HERE.

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE.

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE. Hollywood is a pretty dysfunctional place. Child actors that grow up there regardless of THEIR RACE are going to be subjected to MEDIA. Media is gossip fed to you as truth. Are you trying to rationalize that? Aren't there plenty of examples of BAD THINGS that happen regarding the media? The child that was called a bad name should be told how horrible the media is. The media is hungry all the time for something.
TheVoiceOfReason's picture

If you think Julia`s story is

If you think Julia`s story is cool..., 5 weaks-ago my auntie's boy friend basically also brought home $6051 grafting eighteen hours a week at home and they're classmate's step-mother`s neighbour done this for 4 months and brought home more than $6051 in their spare time on there pc. follow the information from this web-site, -- Buzz80.ℂOℳ
karoladesrosiers63's picture

Thats what they think of us

Thats what they think of us and thats what they think of our children. white folks have NO PROBLEM taking their racist hatred out on small babies & little children. an innocent child? real brave stuff. say that samuel jackson. couldnt imagine a black website saying that to any of these white child stars at anytime even as a joke. but thats why i stick to the black awards show--the essence, soul train, BET awards, NAACP awards--pure class & elegence all the time. you can have the rap awards & these white awards shows i will never support them ever again.
48DDs's picture

Bastards...mad because their

Bastards...mad because their sorry ass kids aren't worth a damn so you pick on a child who is actually doing something productive. The Onion can eat a bullet.
SassyFace11's picture

JOHN LEGEND'S TRANNY BEARD

JOHN LEGEND'S TRANNY BEARD CHRISSY TEIGEN also TWEETED "Is It Ok to call a small child COKY? "I am forced to like QW because she is a child" SHUT THE FUCK UP you STRANGE FACED TRANNY so DAMN THIRSTY showing jealousy for a child! John L has let his TRANNY DRAGQUEEN BEARD ACT LIKE SHE THE CELEBRITY w/ his WEAK ASS! Chrissy had CHEEK IMPLANTS on when MTV when I was 17 her face did not look that STRANGE, her FLAT BUT bought her way in SI she is no REAL MODEL and her voice is SO ANNOYING on that COOKING SHOW! Sit down TRANNY BEARD NO BODY IS CHECKING FOR YOU OR JOHN! THIRSTY TRANNY HOE!
Shay's picture

THANK YOU!!!! Hi-Five

THANK YOU!!!! Hi-Five Girl--say that again!!!! Who the f--- gives a shit about Dennis the Menace-shaped-long-torso-having ass Chrissy Tiegen's 'opinions'? John's beard, looking for a payday trying to get a return on her gay-ass investment. Fucker!

I agree with Username,

I agree with Username, SweetDivaT, Mouse, and others that stated we give BS like this too much attention. Yes it's horrible and needs to be rectified immediately but these "people" know exactly what they're doing. I find it a little bit odd and too convenient that celebs, blogs, and other media outlets find it too easy to have diarrhea of the mouth incidents, but issue immediate apologies afterwards. It wasn't a mistake or lapse of judgment, THEY knew EXACTLY what they were doing! Negativity draws outrage, which then draws attention. This was a calculated move and whoever is responsible knew what the repercussions would be, but knew the benefits would outweigh whatever backlash they received.
Crazy Sexy Cool's picture

as Clarence responded I'm

as Clarence responded I'm blown away that a person able to make $7963 in four weeks on the computer. did you read this web page jump15.com
johson321's picture

Steve Hannah and everyone

Steve Hannah and everyone even remotely associated to him can go off themselves! Damn cowards!
Realist's picture

This makes me so sad. She's

This makes me so sad. She's just a baby. Why is she being exposed to racism and evil intent masked as "comedy" by ADULTS this early in life????
JJFad's picture

THESE RACIST DEMONS just

THESE RACIST DEMONS just think they can just SAY and get AWAY w/ anyything! JOHN LEGENDS UGLY STRANGE LOOKING TRANNY GIRLFRIEND also TWEETED SOMETHING ABOUT not LIKING her as well! THAT TRANNY THIRST BUCKET BITCH needs to SHUT UP SHE'S A 9 YR OLD CHILD! I have neices and nephews that age and when you have BUILT THEIR CONFIDENCE UP LIKE WE HAVE IN OUR FAMILY and TELLING THEM THEY'RE SMART and so on this age can appear like KNOW IT ALL OR COOKY. I am sure Q at times comes off like that but again they are little BLACK CHILDREN that need all the encouragement in the WORLD! TO THE ONION AND JOHN LEGENDS BEARD AND TRANNY WANNABE FAMOUS GIRLFRIEND! SHUT THE FUCK UP LOSER'S this 9YR OLD CHILD WAS NOMINATED FOR BEST ACTRESS AT THE OSCAR'S! PEOPLE ARE SICK TO SHOW ENVY AND HATE w/ an CONFIDENT 9YR OLD LITTLE GIRL!
Shay's picture

Geezus.......do people have

Geezus.......do people have no shame? She's a little girl. She should be shielded from all the dysfunction, ignorance and hate adults dish out. How terrible!!!!!!!
sianna1's picture

Just Evil...*smh

Just Evil...*smh
Like Really's picture

This is soooo Damn

This is soooo Damn disgusting!......................HEY CHECK OUT THIS COOL NEW FACEBOOK PAGE FOR BLACK WOMEN CALLED (DAILY BLACK BEAUTY EXCLUSIVES) Where are all my beautiful Black Queens at??? There is a wonderful page on facebook that is dedicated strictly to the African American Woman, in regards to our Beauty, Fashion, Health, Hair, Accessories and etc! We will show you all of the Hot & Hip Products that Black Women should be rocking and also showing you some products on the market that are New and going to make our Lives easier and a more beautiful place to exist! CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK.....DAILY BLACK BEAUTY EXCLUSIVES! STRICTLY FOR US!
DAILYBLACKBEAUTYEXCLUSIVES's picture

Disgusting! The Onion owes

Disgusting! The Onion owes this young starlet an apology.
CLS1986's picture

This would have never

This would have never happened to Dakota Fanning who was also extremely arrogant and braggadocios. This is only because this child black, no other reason...
KENNEDY78's picture

What kind of stupid-ass

What kind of stupid-ass foolish journalism?! Who the f?€# says that about a little girl?!?
Peace Silas's picture

Sad and deplorable to use

Sad and deplorable to use such a word to describe a child, joking or not. On an unrelated topic, it's clear from Quvenzhane's red carpet and audience "etiquette" that her mother/father forgot to bless her with some wisdom on the spirit of humility but being called the C word is not (and never will be) justified just because she's a ham.
memoirs.of.a.keisha's picture

I agree. She came off as

I agree. She came off as cocky but using the C word to describe a 9 year old was uncalled for. The Onion owes her an apology.
CLS1986's picture

The little girl was so funny

The little girl was so funny she told one man not to call people old. She will not do well in this world if she does not get training on how to speak to people on live television. Her interview with Andre Talley was good I guess she was having a good day. This little girl is going to be hurt badly in hollywood the media will eat her up and spit her out. I hope that she does not hear about this hopefully her mother will shield her from these types of stupid comments and educate her on how to have thick skin.
jadakiss's picture

Agreed! She has beauty and

Agreed! She has beauty and talent. After taking a few etiquette classes, she'll have the total package.
CLS1986's picture

thats something like the shit

thats something like the shit that Lisa Raye concious/Jesus H. C. (or whatever the fuck the name is today) says on here everyday!! I usually like the Onion but I had to unlike them on facebook. That was just too crass. Its bad enuf they keep posting "jokes" on how to not kill your girlfriend by accident (ie. Bladerunner). I cant imagine how her parents have to explain how evil hollywood can be.
shuga's picture

I was defending her.....I

I was defending her.....I can't win for Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit on here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (you are no longer highly favored by the way) ..............
Jesus H. Christ's picture

Are you also the poster who

Are you also the poster who calls himself "LetsGetIt"?
Ethel Mertz's picture

Nope. He's a character

Nope. He's a character though!
Jesus H. Christ's picture

LOL, Yes he surely is.

LOL, Yes he surely is.
Ethel Mertz's picture

Do "we" go around calling

Do "we" go around calling their little white fairies names like bitches, hos and pussies? No we don't. Sometimes white ppl need to sit down and shut the fuck up with all their stupid bullshit. Sorry, but I'm a little mad about this.
Ethel Mertz's picture

I know 'The Onion' is

I know 'The Onion' is satirical but fuck them.
Ethel Mertz's picture

It's deplorable but that's

It's deplorable but that's what the Onion does. They've actually said much worse. And don't start a race riot, they talk just as bad about white people, children, dogs and cats. you are giving them more shine by posting this story. you should've just focused on the positives of this young lady and let not even speak on the ignorance.
Username's picture

What do you mean, "Don't

What do you mean, "Don't start a race riot?" When last did we start a race riot? I bet they've never called a little white girl a c*nt. I don't care what they do, they went too far. When adults justify this kind of stuff, it's an indication that our society is dropping lower and lower than ever before.
Sunflower Jones's picture

Just because it's "what they

Just because it's "what they do" and "they've said much worse" does not mean that we have to stand around and let that roll off our backs. Let them makes the jokes about their people. But when it comes to Quvenzhane, I have a serious problem with it.
Ethel Mertz's picture

Where did I say you had to

Where did I say you had to let it roll off of your anything? I said the blogs are giving them more publicity by posting the story, which is the point of them tweeting that. Calling The Onion out for ignorant remarks is like blasting Howard Stern for disrespecting women, it's pointless. I don't think we should have more of a problem when something is done to a black person over the same thing being done to a white one. I would have the same issue had they said this about a little white girl.
Username's picture

Username, there are some

Username, there are some people who sit around and do nothing when they see/hear about injustice, and there are those who confront it. Those who confront it are warriors. Now, if you don't think this is such a big deal, and that if the little girl was white, you'd have an issue with that as well, cool. Be about that. As a black woman, I take issue with white people downing our people, and especially our children. Trust and believe, if that deplorable comment was made to a white girl, there would be a riot. In fact, it wouldn't have happened. If you can point to an article that calls a little white girl a c*unt or something worse, please provide a link. White people defend their own, and I defend my own. Calling any child out of his/her name is wrong, but yes, I'm going to get emotional over my own. If you choose not too, like a lot of so-called black people, who sit back and say, "Ah, it's no big deal, then you do that. Me and others are calling The Onion to task. If MLK and those before us thought like you, we'd still be in chains. If you are black (which I doubt you are), then please sit this one out.
Sunflower Jones's picture

Well thanks for being so PC,

Well thanks for being so PC, but honestly, I could give two shits. The article is about this little girl and that's what people are speaking on. Yes, this deserves publicity. You damn skippy. I don't think it's pointless at all and as you can see, they took the twitter post down, so The Onion can't be that big, bad and bold. P.S. your whole comment reeks of "let it roll off your back." So wtf are you talking about?
Ethel Mertz's picture

Well continue to let your

Well continue to let your blood pressure rise over words typed in a tweet. That's wtf I'm talking about.
Username's picture

Chile, my blood pressure aint

Chile, my blood pressure aint hardly rising. I have my own life. I don't even know why I am having this crusty conversation with your dumb ass. So Im done. Moving on.
Ethel Mertz's picture

Username, you don't get it.

Username, you don't get it. We know WTF you are talking about, and it's about NOTHING, so just sit this one out, OK. If you aren't about solutions, you are apart of the problem.
Sunflower Jones's picture

I'm sitting here trying to

I'm sitting here trying to let this Onion ish roll on off my back, but I'm finding it sooooo very unsetttling. They called that beautiful 9 year old girl of color the C-word on one of the biggest nights of her life EVER. Do they consider that humorous? Really? It is DEPLORABLE, GROSS, and I sure hope Quvenzhane doesn't hear anything about it as I'd hate to think that she has to give this vileness even the least bit of attention.
The Real Thing's picture

You and me both...its REALLY

You and me both...its REALLY pissing me off!

It makes me ill that these

It makes me ill that these shots are taken at a 9-year old child who is nothing but goodness and light. No one pays a lick of attention to the unfunny Onion any damn way, and Quvenzhane put the AP in its place - KUDOS to her on that!!!!
The Real Thing's picture

.....

..... http://www.pokostyle.com ....
zzcv10's picture

People are something else!!!

People are something else!!! I really wish her parents gave her a name we all can pronounce - SMH!!! I saw the mother's name and can't pronouce her name either!!!!!!! PEOPLE - GIVE YOUR KIDS NORMAL NAMES!!!!!!!
Happy Lady's picture

Make your own statement. Stop

Make your own statement. Stop following The Onion. Unlike their page on FB. Don't even visit their website. When they stop getting clicks, advertisers will take note.
SweetDivaT's picture

exactly people retweeting

exactly people retweeting that ish SMH sometimes when we are so against something we give it the publicity it needs to stay alive.
Mouse's picture

Wow! So often, humor crosses

Wow! So often, humor crosses that line to downright offensive, but when it involves an innocent child, there are no excuses. This is a child and for this idiot to refer to her as a c**t? Shameful!!! And whoever sent the tweet should be relieved of duty and sent back to Remedial Satyrical Humor 101. That said, sad thing is, there will be sooo many others to joke about and butcher her name. I know her mother probably had the loveliest of intentions, but we must think about this when we lay this huge responsibility on our children. It's really not fair to them.
MrsCPA's picture

Terrible!

Terrible!
cutethatsall56's picture

Focus on her acomplishments

Focus on her acomplishments not this nastiness, don't even give it the second thought to be enraged about it. This is the bait and switch trick how many times does it have to happen before we get that. i.e. Gabby kills the olympics and the media spends all their time talking about her hair they are dumbing us down don't let them.
Mouse's picture

Mouse, if our ancestors and

Mouse, if our ancestors and those before us who marched for our rights had that, "Sit back and ignore it" mentality, we'd still be sitting in the back of the bus. It's not just this incident that boils my blood (although what they said about this baby, took me to another level of fury), but the overall disrespect for blacks, especially BLACK WOMEN. This is a 9 year old child. If we don't stand up for our own, who will? It's time black people stop being so dang passive and call them on it. We need to take a lesson from the LGBT community.
Sunflower Jones's picture

No I don't recommend being

No I don't recommend being passive and I'm glad you referenced the bus boycott because that is the kind of action that gets results. Lately I see people in the media dropping n-bombs and racial slurs more and more freely and I think it's because of the press they recieve and attention it's for shock value and our reaction is their reward. This tweet was obviously for shock value. Someone commented above about unliking their facebook page, stop following them on twitter. These are the things that we can do with our individual rage that will add to a collective impact but certainly retweeting what they said and creating even more attention around a nasty comment feels counter-productive to me because at the end of our outrage nothing happens. Think about Don Imus and his nappy headed hoes comment what was the outcome of all that outrage and talk from our community? Nothing. He didn't lose syndication he didn't lose his job nothing but we talked and blogged and stewed for months. Please believe me when I say I don't recommend allowing this child to be attacked but I'm saying lets not vent our frustration in a media outlet and give more hype and publicity to ignorance because that's the whole point. Let's take a page from those folks in Montgomery and use our consumer power to boycott the Onion's advertisers until they pull their business. Stop supporting businesses that carry the publication in their stores. Those are the reactions that make a difference us talking and rehashing our feelings about the comment just gives this the publicity it needs. It's time to stop talking and take real action.
Mouse's picture

Well go check out what

Well go check out what chrissy teigen's bitcha** wrote about her on Bossip. How disrespectful and I doubt she'd ever say it to her face.
GigiA's picture

Log in to post a new comment

Log in to post a new comment

register
Sign in with Facebook