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The Onion Gets Blasted for Calling 9-Year-Old Quvenzhané Wallis the C-Word

Actress Quvenzhane Wallis arrives at the Oscars at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Source: Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America) more pics »
Quvenzhane Wallis (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images North America)
If you thought some of Seth MacFarlane's Oscar jokes were off-color, you'll never believe that The Onion tweeted about this year's youngest nominee.

The satirical news organization has come under fire for posting a nasty tweet about nine-year-old Best Actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (you know, the adorable little girl who's been carrying around puppy purses all award season?). The tweet, which was posted at 8:42 PST, read:

The tasteless tweet was quickly blasted by people all over the Twittersphere, with Treme and The Wire star Wendell Pierce writing:


Other Twitter users also blasted the tweet:



The Onion deleted the tweet about an hour after it was posted, but by that time the damage had already been done. The website has yet to apologize for the incident.


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  • Quvenzhane Wallis in 85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals C
  • Quvenzhane Wallis in 85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals C
  • Quvenzhane Wallis in 85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals C
  • Quvenzhane Wallis in 85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals C
  • Quvenzhane Wallis in 85th Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals C
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