Did The Onion go too far?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2008
Did The Onion go too far?
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 11:44am

I've always been a fan of The Onion... I usually love their satarical outlook on thing, but this time, I think they overstepped themselves.

The Onion apologizes for vulgar Quvenzhané Wallis tweet
It couldn't get any better for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis on Sunday. Not only was Wallis, who at 9, up for a best actress Oscar, but she also recently was cast as the lead in an upcoming remake of "Annie." And then came a tweet from satirical outlet The Onion.

The article doesn't include the actual tweet, just a link to it from another site. Be warned, if you click, it does contain pretty offensive language. Granted, they've since issued an apology, but why was that kind of comment about a 9 year old girl even considered humorous in the first place?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-01-2012
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 12:05pm

Oh wow... that was in extremely poor taste. I can't imagine what they were thinking!

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-23-2013
Tue, 02-26-2013 - 12:07pm

One of my friends linked me to that earlier and I think it is absolutely disgusting. Who would say that about a 9 year old??????