• In response to The Onion’s apology to Quvenzhané Wallis, former Onion staffers mock apologize

    Earlier today The Onion’s CEO Steve Hannah issued an apology for an Oscars-night tweet from the satirical newspaper’s official Twitter feed, wherein 9-year-old actress Quvenzhané Wallis (nominated in the lead actress category for her work in Beasts of the Southern Wild) was called a “cunt.” “It was crude and offensive—not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting,” the statement read, in part. Hours later

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    Should The Onion apologize for calling Quvenzhané Wallis a c*nt? (Update)

    UPDATE: 2:10 pm EST — The Onion has apologized. The full statement is below: 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

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