It has been more than 10 hours since The Onion referred to 9-year old actress Quvenzhané Wallis as a “cunt” (see above). The tweet has been deleted, but The Onion has not apologized (at least not publicly). And that has many Twitter users upset.

This morning, The Onion published only one tweet, and it had nothing to do with Wallis:

Apparently the Onion editors are trying to move on without apologizing first. Good luck with that.


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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.


Steve Hannah
The Onion


  • Pat Bateman

    The Onion was inspired by Michelle Malkin’s reaction to Michelle Obama’s appearance at the Oscars. You want to see someone tweeting really nasty stuff for no reason? Check MM’s Oscar tweets before she deletes them.

    • Maxx

      Cry me a river. The only thing I haven’t seen Michelle Obama on this week is a Wheaties box.

      • Netmilsmom

        Please don’t give them any ideas…..

      • Marianne

        I would just love to see FLOTUS on the side of a milk carton.

    • Netmilsmom
    • Jesse Malkin

      what on earth are you talking about, Pat?

    • J. Cox

      So your defense of bad behavior,is to point out someone else?So if I see a fight…that means I can punch you in the nose because someone else did it?Are you in 3rd grade…because that is who makes excuses like that.

      • beebop1952

        Dems are never responsible for anything. Its their MO …. and by that I DO NOT mean Michelle 0bama.

    • Shawn Smith

      Yeah, I read through her feed. Didn’t see anything crude or offensive. Are you hallucinating again?

    • Stone Bryson

      How do you not fall down more?

    • SJ’s Dad

      Once again, please allow me to whip out my Libtardashian>English dictionary:
      We on(read in) the RIGHT, call what PB did LYING!
      In Libtardashian, it’s referred to as “CAMPAIGNING”!!!

  • EOD

    Well, the Oinon is Left-wing. Left Wingers have declared War on Women. Quvenzhané Wallis is lucky that the Onion did not call for her to be Aborted ASAP.

    • Ben Bollman

      She is well within Obama’s definition of late-term abortion.

  • rinodino

    Glad to see them apologize. Is this the first apology ever from the onion?

  • $23639361

    It’s sad that the apology from a “satire publication” is more sincere than the typical brand of “non-apology apology -> I’m sorry IF ANYONE was OFFENDED” garbage that’s routinely spewed from AHole DIMS after they say completely stooopid $hi#

  • Garth Haycock

    If one has to apologize for what one said, one should never have said it.

  • Michael Rice

    Just, as long as they do not mispronounce her name…that would be racist.

  • marylandman

    Oh wow, so now the anti-PC Republican crowd is crying foul over a joke. I guess that’s why Republican is synonymous to hypocrite.

    • J. Cox

      I am glad to see that calling out someone over vulgar and trashy “jokes” is hypocritical in your book.Not like free market voices are important to anyone who wants uncle sammy to do their thinking for them…enter —–YOU.Now if I can find 1 thing in your post that isn’t drivel and pure idiocy,I’ll let you know,so get back to your liberal War on Women.

      • marylandman

        I’m sure in a few days you’ll be angry at the imaginary “PC police” again, don’t worry :)

    • Sean Connolly

      I believe you are from maryland as this state is full of moronic progs like you who lack basic common sense.

      • marylandman

        My name is Mary Landman, asshat. I live in Alabama. Stop stalking me please you weirdo

      • Melody Warbington

        We have our share here in Alabama. Please don’t hold that against the rest of us.

  • vphilly

    First they were trying to figure out how to cover their asses. They only apologized because it wasn’t going away.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      These idiots are like criminals, who only apologize and cry because they are CAUGHT.
      Poor child. That must have hurt her so badly.
      Mr. Hannah:
      1. Why did you delay ?

      2. Did you fire that unprofessional dumba$$ yet?
      3. Did you send the 9-year old all-expense-paid tickets to Disneyland
      yet for her and her whole family + hotel + food + transportation +
      souvenirs? You get the idea, ya’ crass onions. A Gentleman would.

  • Mike

    Now that is a decent apology. Big mistake, nice recovery. Others could learn from this forthright letter. I wish it had come a bit sooner though.

  • oneword

    who cares what they said, just don’t read it