Wednesday, February 27, 2013

2.27.13 Bee-otch of the Day: The Onion

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Name: The Onion
Age: 25
Occupation: satirical tabloid
Last Seen: Chicago, IL
Bee-otched For: crossing a HUGE line
Sunday night was a golden night for Quvenzhane Wallis.

Although she didn't win the Best Actress Oscar for the critically-acclaimed, yet little-seen Beasts of the Southern Wild, the nine-year-old actress has proven that she's on her way up in the sometimes tragic world known as Hollywood. After all, the girl who played Hushpuppy in the 16mm hit has been tapped to play the lead role in the re-booting of Little Orphan Annie.

Sadly, she did get one thing no nine-year-old girl should ever get, ever: being called the c-word.

In a tweet during the Oscars, the satirical newspaper The Onion called the up-and-coming Wallis a 'cunt'. After just one hour, the tweet was removed, but the damage was done. Hundreds of Onion fans took to Twitter to bitch out the paper for calling a girl so young that word. Shortly after that post was made, Vice President of Creative Development Scott Dikkers personally apologized to Wallis and her family, although some of the paper's writers denounced the apology.

Ya know, I'll betcha that the paper's writers were drunk during the Oscars and just made piss-poor judgement. But, something like this should NEVER happen. Calling a nine-year-old girl - albeit a talented one - is even worse than Rush Limbaugh calling a female law student a slut. If I were The Onion, I would be firing that jerk who made that tweet.

And some thought Seth MacFarlane's hosting was classless. 

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