Most Twitter users were outraged by The Onion’s tweet calling Quvenzhané Wallis the C-word. But a small number of tweeters defended and/or rationalized The Onion’s tasteless joke:
— Josh Greenman (@joshgreenman) February 25, 2013
— Cath (@Baroque97) February 25, 2013
The Onion is not “the media”, it’s a parody/satire site which contains no real factual news, just interpretations of it.
— Brian LaBelle (@brianlabelle) February 25, 2013
The Onion joke is a joke ABOUT Oscar bitchiness, not about Quvenzhané Wallis. Nobody actually thinks a 9 year old is a cunt. That’s the joke
— Matt Marks (@mattmarks) February 25, 2013
Yall do realize The Onion isn’t real, right? Its satire. Keep calm and take a joke.
— Just Juh-KNEE-uh(@MilftasticJJC) February 25, 2013
— Zak Chesson (@raszak76) February 25, 2013
@lennysyankees You don’t understand the satire. A 9 year-old can’t be a c**t. That’s the joke. They didn’t say it to her face.
— Alex Yudelson (@AlexYudelson) February 25, 2013
@rachmoonnn Well I disagree. That’s the joke, it being ridiculous to refer to a child as that.
— GULLY (@PaulNeeb88) February 25, 2013
@kellyanncosgrov Fair enough. Don’t agree (I also thought Deveney’s Bindi comments were fine, FWIW) but understand your position.
— John B (@johnb78) February 25, 2013
Man, everyone upset is going to feel really dumb when they find out the Onion is satire.
— Sponsoredbyv8 (@Sponsoredbyv8) February 25, 2013
Talk about missing the point.