The Onion still hasn’t apologized; Update: At last, an apology

The Onion still hasn’t apologized; Update: At last, an apology!/TheOnion/status/305900584278556672

It has been more than 10 hours since The Onion referred to 9-year old actress Quvenzhané Wallis as a “cunt” (see above). The tweet has been deleted, but The Onion has not apologized (at least not publicly). And that has many Twitter users upset.

Dear @theonion you deleted the offensive tweet so you aren’t willing to stand by it, so where is your PUBLIC apology to @iamquvenzhane?

— Mona (@Shopaholic_918) February 25, 2013

Demand an apology from The Onion… via @change

— David Leonard (@drdavidjleonard) February 25, 2013

After 9 hours of radio silence, you would think the first tweet by @theonion would be a groveling apology.

— Lawscribe (@lawscribe) February 25, 2013

The Onion should have released an apology by now.

— ms. toya(@latoyamonet) February 25, 2013

Since when is it a “Joke” to verbally attack an innocent child? No Bueno. I say we protest The Onion until there is a public apology!

— Renada Romain (@RenadaRomain) February 25, 2013

I hope the quiet from @theonion means they are attempting to first apologize to Wallis for those ugly comments last night. #oscars2013

— sauerkraut (@IamSauerkraut) February 25, 2013

But real talk? Once the onion ran and hid? You really can’t be defending these chumps. They better apologize too.

— D’Jango Fett (@rodimusprime) February 25, 2013

This morning, The Onion published only one tweet, and it had nothing to do with Wallis:

In Focus: Price-Gun-Wielding Maniac Riddles Supermarket With Savings

— The Onion (@TheOnion) February 25, 2013

Apparently the Onion editors are trying to move on without apologizing first. Good luck with that.

@theonion cunt!

— Shabooty ➿ (@SHABOOTY) February 25, 2013

You misspelled WE ARE SORRY FOR CALLING A 9 YO A C*NT! RT @theonion In Focus: Price-Gun-Wielding Maniac Riddles Supermarket With Savings

— Mona (@Shopaholic_918) February 25, 2013

#fail RT @theonion: In Focus: Price-Gun-Wielding Maniac Riddles Supermarket With Savings

— Jeff Fecke (@jkfecke) February 25, 2013

@theonion delete your account

— mcbyrne (@mcbyrne) February 25, 2013

I pray to God you all have a hell of a PR team… That was by far a fatal mistake @theonion

— Almond Seals (@EpitomeOfPR) February 25, 2013

@theonion I am un-following this Twitter account because of your offensive attack on a 9 year old actress. You should be ashamed.

— Seth Williams (@DASethWilliams) February 25, 2013

We dont care about your jokes until you apologize RT @theonion: Price-Gun-Wielding Maniac Riddles Supermarket With Savings

— D’Brickashaw (@DragonflyJonez) February 25, 2013

Everyone else seems afraid to say it,but @theonion are kind of asshole dicks, right?

— SM Magazine (@804StreetMedia) February 25, 2013


Tasteless: The Onion calls 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis a c**t; Update: Tweet is deleted

Disgusted readers unfollow The Onion after vile tweet sliming 9-year-old actress

Some Twitter users defend The Onion’s misogynistic ‘c**t’ joke


The Onion Apologizes

— The Onion (@TheOnion) February 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.


Steve Hannah
The Onion


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