DISGRACEFUL: Satirical website The Onion went too far when it referred to nine-year-old Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis was referred to as a ‘c***’ on Twitter, saying: ‘Everybody else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a c*** right?’ Really? Picking on a kid? After the firestorm erupted the disgusting tweet was deleted an hour later.
Also adding insult to injury, the E! Red Carpet team, mainly Kelly Osbourne, couldn’t bother learning how to pronounce Quvenzhané Wallis’ name, resorting to Little Q. What is that? How some of these people get on TV is beyond me.
The Onion should issue a public apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and her family for their vicious attack on a child. This is a disgrace. It’s time to keep the pressure on until they do. Here’s the contact information for The Onion: 212 E Superior St, Chicago IL 60611. (312) 751-0503 | Fax 312-751-4137 Email: email@example.com. Here are the top editorial staff at The Onion:
Editor Will Tracy
Creative Director, ONN JJ Shebesta
Head Writer Seth Reiss
Head Writer, ONN Andy Miara
Sports Editor Chad Nackers
Features Editor Cole Bolton
I echo Roland Martin’s tweet that the people who retweeted and favorited this despicable tweet from The Onion are morons.
And who are the 417 fools who retweeted @theonion‘s shameful comment about Quvenzhane, and the 306 that favorited it? Talk about idiots!
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) February 25, 2013