Listen Live on  
 

96.1 KISS

Pittsburgh's #1 Hit Music Station
 
 

The Morning Freak Show

The Onion's tweet about 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis

 
The Onion's tweet about 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis
Posted February 25th, 2013 @ 7:57am

UPDATE: The CEO of The Onion has apologized for the Oscar tweet on their Facebook page


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

Pretty bad Oscar tweet here from The Onion to 9 year old actress Quvenzhane Wallis, who was up for Best Actress for her role in 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' 

The tweet is horrible, yeah, it's horrible but then to DELETE the tweet and act like it never happened....that's just bad. It's the internet. It's not going to go away. 


Recommended Stories

*