Edgy: The Onion Jumps the Shark, Call 9-Year-Old Actress a ‘C-nt’

Posted by on Feb 25, 2013 at 8:27 am

My money is on this puke-faced twit as the culprit, although he denies it. But really, folks, calling a little girl a c-nt isn’t funny.

The Onion is under fire.

While the top awards were being handed out Sunday at the 85th Oscars, the satirical news organization sent out a message on its official Twitter account calling 9-year-old best actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis the C-word.

Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a cunt, right? #Oscars2013

— The Onion (@TheOnion) February 25, 2013

The tweet, sent out around 8:42 p.m. PST, quickly made the rounds on the social media website. An hour later, the offending message was deleted from The Onion’s feed.

There was outcry, with many deeming it inappropriate and a cheap dig. Treme and The Wire actor Wendell Pierce called out The Onion, tweeting: “Identify the writer. Let him defend that abhorrent verbal attack of a child. You call it humor I call it horrendous.”

They’ll probably try to get back in the good graces of the Hollywood types by attacking Trig Palin again.

2 Responses to “Edgy: The Onion Jumps the Shark, Call 9-Year-Old Actress a ‘C-nt’”

  1. Blue Hen on 25/25/13 at 9:17 am

    Trig Palin, the Bush daughters, and the kids attacked in school for having fathers in the military were unavailable for comment.

  2. Neo on 25/25/13 at 10:28 am

    That was fine comedy right there, Onion. Anyone complaining about that joke is either 1) be trollin 2) an idiot. The Onion should double-down and poll their readers on whether a 9-year-old tastes best fried or barbecued.