Satirical news site The Onion has come after fire after the person in charge of their account on Twitter to refer to Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis as a “c**t.”
The offensive tweet, which has since been deleted was posted on Sunday night: “Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a cunt, right? #Oscars2013”
Immediately, a wave of public backlash erupted with some calling for the writer behind the tweet to be identified while others demanded an apology be issued.
It took more than an hour for the tweet to be deleted and there has yet to be an apology.
Even if the tweet was made in jest, it was clearly made in poor taste. Joke or not, one should know better than to refer to a child in that regard – especially on the Internet. Why shouldn’t that go without saying?
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