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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


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I let my girlfriend talk around men though
Diva would powerbomb you if you would try to stop her from talking doe






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fatboydave
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


They call it like they see it.





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CtotheVrzrbck
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


well has anyone said if in fact she was or was not being a little cunty?





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hendersonshands
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


She wasn't and that's the whole point.





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castorinho
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


I would have no problem with this if the onion didn't backtrack and delete their tweet





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REG861
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


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well has anyone said if in fact she was or was not being a little cunty?


OK here's what happened. A reporter called her 'Annie,' which was kind of patronizing. The girl confidently responded, my name isn't Annie, it's Quvenzhane. That's what the Onion tweet came in response to, as a joke obviously.






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Breesus
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


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Quvenzhane


Stupid name.

The onion is a comedy site. Bunch of pussy commies on twitter.

And a race issue? Are stuck up over privileged bitches a race?






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OneMoreTime
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


They apologized
quote:

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.

Sincerely,
Steve Hannah
CEO The Onion






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Breesus
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


Did someone tweet that the onion is run by cun*s yet?





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Napoleon
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


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The girl confidently responded, my name isn't Annie, it's Quvenzhane.


I respect her for owning up to her name and being proud of it. (She's young and her acting was really good for a five-seven year old <film took forever to set up and film I guess?--9 now??>)

But what were her parents thinking? What is up with having these 'unique' names?






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Thracken13
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


i find it laughable at all the outrage over a word, and how using it in relation to a woman is so derogatory.

a word is a word. you choose whether it has any loaded meaning behind it...good or bad.

as for the onion tweet - the only people who were offended or outraged are typically the people looking for something to complain about. the rest of the sensable populace realize it was a joke and took it as such.

like george Carlin said - you can joke about anything at all, the people that get offended are the ones that want to be offended.






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Joe Blow
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


I get that they felt the need to apologize to her, but why did they apologize to the Academy as well?





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DvlsAdvocat
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


With a name like Quvenzhane, clearly its her parents who are the cunts.





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TigerRad
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


sad and pathetic that they apologized for this


respect for onion decreased






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REG861
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


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as for the onion tweet - the only people who were offended or outraged are typically the people looking for something to complain about. the rest of the sensable populace realize it was a joke and took it as such.


example: the people on twitter claiming the onion would have never tweeted that if it was Dakota Fanning (Re: a white girl)






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OneMoreTime
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


For taking attention away from them maybe? Idk





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Stewie Griffin
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


My rule on humor is nothing is off-limits if it's funny.

The Onion tweet wasn't funny.






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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


No big deal.

Just The Onion calling a spade a spade.






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Joe Blow
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


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For taking attention away from them maybe? Idk

A big who gives a frick on that one, though. And honestly, the story probably brought more attention to them. Makes no sense to apologize to them.






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RealityTiger
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re: The Onion Under Fire for Calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word


Do the people all up in arms about this know what The Onion is? Have they ever read an Onion newspaper?

I ask this because I really don't think they have.






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