Update: The Onion apologizes for ‘crude’ actress tweet. “It was crude and offensive — not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting,” The Onion CEO Steve Hannah wrote on Facebook. “No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire.”
Hannah said the offensive tweet was taken down within an hour and the newspaper has “instituted new and tighter Twitter procedures” to ensure it will never happen again. Those responsible would be disciplined, he added.
“Miss Wallis, you are young and talented and deserve better. All of us at The Onion are deeply sorry,” the message concluded.
You’ll never believe what “The Onion” tweeted about this year’s youngest nominee, Quvenzhané Wallis.
The Oscar for most offensive tweet goes to The Onion.
The media outlet has come under fire for posting a nasty tweet about nine-year-old Best Actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis. The tweet, which was posted at 8:42 PST, read:
WTF? Who says that about a little kid? OMG!
You know the twittersphere was pissed.
Treme and The Wire star Wendell Pierce writing:
The Onion has deleted a tweet that called 9-year-old Best Actress Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis an extremely offensive name.
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