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The Onion Apologizes


Feb. 25, 2013


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

A good start, if nothing else. And at least they didn’t pull any “we’re sorry if you were offended” bullshit.

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    Yeah, they def owed her an apology.
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    This was the right thing but I’d be lying if I said the tweet didn’t make me chortle.
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    Good apology.
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    She didn’t win the best actress award, so she goes into a violent tantrum. She runs on the stage and pulls the award out...
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    What would the premise of the joke be, though? I don’t understand what they are trying to get at. She’s just started...