Ugh… this was not irony! This was just poor taste!
Satirical news outlet The Onion usually garners laughs from their followers, but Sunday night they tweeted an epic fail.
In the Oscar spirit, they mini-blurbed a joke about nine-year-old Beasts of the Southern Wild star, Quvenzhané Wallis, saying:
"Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a c**t, right? #Oscars2013"
Immediately offensive, the tweet was later deleted but the damage was done.
You just don't label a child a 'C U NEXT TUESDAY!' You just don't!!
Now the company is compiled of a NUMBER of writers, so the joke obviously wasn't something that represents every staffer's taste.
But someone cleared it to represent everyone via Twitter, and now the whole internet thinks The Onion smells super foul right now.
Wire star Wendell Pierce tweets:
"Identify the writer. Let him defend that abhorrent verbal attack of a child. You call it humor I call it horrendous. It doesn't matter what the intent was, it was offensive and they should apologize to Quvenzhane."
Meanwhile, Keith Olbermann wrote:
"Half-heard story of @TheOnion tweet; assumed I heard wrong. No; they DID wrong. Retract, apologize, dismiss."
And Daily Show co-creator Lizz Winstead said:
"9-year olds are always so into irony. #AndAlwaysAppreciateIt #Edgy #Fail"
We doubt Qu's confidence took a toll from the joke, but still — we can't go around letting people think they can get away with bullying children.
Hopefully they release a statement about it soon. Ironic or not!
But in happier news, CLICK HERE to see our favorite moments from the ceremony in GIFs!!!
They sold these precious wedding pics for charity, and that generous gesture just makes us even happier to see them!
And it sounds like everyone was happy on that big day as their friends and family burst into applause when George and his British human rights barrister bride were announced as husband and wife.
Even though all eyes were on the big Hollywood wedding, they kept it all close to home as they had Nora Sagal, the daughter of friends, sing Irving Berlin's Always at their ceremony, which is the same song George's parents danced to at their wedding. This seriously proves George is a true romantic!
We mean, just check out what he's already saying about married life: