Satirical news outlet The Onion has issued an apology for a tweet that was sent out during The Oscars calling 9 year old nominee Quvenzhane Wallis a “c**t”.
The tweet said “Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a c**t, right? #Oscars2013” The Onion’s CEO, Steve Hannah issued a statement on Tumblr saying:
“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.”
Ok, fine. But we want to know WHO is the person that sent out that tweet? What’s their identity and twitter handle? Whoever it was, I hope that they were fired.