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The Onion Gets Blasted for Calling 9-Year-Old Quvenzhané Wallis the C-Word
Zimbio ^ | 2/25/13 | Jill Slattery

Posted on 02/25/2013 6:28:58 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

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?).

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bias; blog; bloggers; comedy; film; hypocrisy; liberalmedia; theonion
Funny, I don't remember media outrage when unfunny Kathy Griffin told Jesus to "suck it" on stage....or when unfunny David Letterman attacked the Palin kids.

A cursory examination of The Onion will find LOTS of material that will offend many people. Suddenly the bigoted media is repulsed by this crap?

1 posted on 02/25/2013 6:29:08 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Quvenzhané Wallis is black, and thus “protected”.

Christianity and Palin kids are laudable targets in the liberal mind.

2 posted on 02/25/2013 6:31:16 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Onion lost all relevency when they went hard Left politically.

Before they moved out of Wisconsin and to New York, they were slightly left (which comedians aren’t?) but they went “Full Retard” for Obama in the past five years.

Half of the stuff they write isn’t funny, and the other half is heavily contrived.


3 posted on 02/25/2013 6:33:06 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: SoFloFreeper

The attempt at humor is, of course, done by denigrating someone whose character is impeccable. Kind of the reverse of a jest about Clinton being full of fidelity, or Obama loving America.


4 posted on 02/25/2013 6:35:24 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper
Quvenzhané

What the hell kind of name is THAT? How's it supposed to be pronounced?

5 posted on 02/25/2013 6:36:36 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pgkdan

Dartboard name.


6 posted on 02/25/2013 6:38:50 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is the end result of shock comedy. It started in the 50s and 60s and each generation of comic has had to be more shocking to get the audience to laugh. So now we have some comedy writer trying to shock people into laughing by calling a 9 year old a “c___t.” Before this comedy writers tried to get laughs by having sweet old ladies using the foulest of four letter words and talking graphically about sex. Hopefully this shows that shock comedy is in its death troes.


7 posted on 02/25/2013 6:42:04 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SoFloFreeper; Morgana

Our culture is going to hit rock bottom sooner or later. It’s not far from it yet.


8 posted on 02/25/2013 6:49:24 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
It's hitting bottom right now.

The only place to go from here is live human sacrifices to satan.

10 posted on 02/25/2013 6:58:03 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

**The only place to go from here is live human sacrifices to satan.***

Already happening - but it’s called “abortion.”


11 posted on 02/25/2013 7:06:11 AM PST by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
” Before this comedy writers tried to get laughs by having sweet old ladies using the foulest of four letter words and talking graphically about sex

I find that especially offensive too. My pet peeve is disrestpectful young kids who swear in a movie.

My adult daughter once brought over some Adam Sandler "comedy" for us to watch one night. Right off the bat, in one scene a child curses openly at an adult. I left the room and told her why. Shortly after that, she turned the movie off.

I still want my two minutes back, though!

12 posted on 02/25/2013 7:08:51 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

We have that already - it’s called abortion for convenience.


13 posted on 02/25/2013 7:09:24 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: pgkdan
Quvenzhané. What the hell kind of name is THAT? How's it supposed to be pronounced?

I'd guess her parents just randomly punched keys on a keyboard.

That are the odds that she get all snotty if you don't pronounce it just like she wants? It seems like the more bizarre the spelling, the offended the person get if you cannot pronounce it correctly.

14 posted on 02/25/2013 7:30:10 AM PST by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: CommerceComet

Sorry - I left out the word “more” in the last sentence. Why do I always notice things like that just as I hit post?


15 posted on 02/25/2013 7:31:46 AM PST by CommerceComet (Obama vs. Romney - clear evidence that our nation has been judged by God and found wanting.)
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To: ConorMacNessa; pgkdan; CommerceComet

she young actress is the daughter of Qulyndreia, a teacher, and Venjie Wallis, Sr., a truck driver. “Quven”, the first part of her name, combines her parents’ first names, while her mother has stated that zhané means “fairy” in Swahili.


17 posted on 02/25/2013 8:06:27 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: latina4dubya

Ridiculous.


18 posted on 02/25/2013 8:20:06 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pgkdan
"How's it supposed to be pronounced?"

Maybe kind of like "Quetzalcoatl".

Every time I see her name, I think "Quetzalcoatl".

I can't pronounce that either!

Cute kid with her puppy handbag on the red carpet.

19 posted on 02/25/2013 8:23:29 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: South Hawthorne
Quvenzhané Wallis is black, and thus “protected”.

Why am I not surprised... why don't black parents name their kids John or Mary....??

At least this name starts with a QU...

21 posted on 02/25/2013 8:30:31 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: ConorMacNessa; nanetteclaret

I meant “live” as in televised, with theme music and a laugh track.


22 posted on 02/25/2013 8:31:24 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: hummingbird

I agree. However while channel surfing, I saw her being interviewed on the Red Carpet. Stopped to see what all the rave about her was about. She is a Brat. Is that acceptable?


23 posted on 02/25/2013 8:34:58 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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To: pgkdan
Ridiculous.

...if not thoughtful...

24 posted on 02/25/2013 8:46:33 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: nanetteclaret
Already happening - but it’s called “abortion.”

Spot on!

25 posted on 02/25/2013 8:56:25 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GeronL
Our culture is going to hit rock bottom sooner or later. It’s not far from it yet.

Sooner or later? Really????? I think we hit rock bottom years ago and the carcass is at the bottom of a ravine rotting away creating a stench that pollutes the universe!

26 posted on 02/25/2013 8:59:04 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: latina4dubya

BTW...my comment was directed at the conjunction of two unpronouncable names into one monstously unpronouncable name, not at your explaination.


27 posted on 02/25/2013 9:01:52 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: pgkdan
my comment was directed at the conjunction of two unpronouncable names into one monstously unpronouncable name, not at your explaination.

i understand... imagine having to learn to spell that name!

28 posted on 02/25/2013 9:14:14 AM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

“Before this comedy writers tried to get laughs by having sweet old ladies using the foulest of four letter words”

Betty White please pick up the courtesy phone.


29 posted on 02/25/2013 9:20:01 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: pgkdan

easy

kwuh-VEN-jah-nay


30 posted on 02/25/2013 9:23:36 AM PST by procrustes (You make Free Republic look bad!)
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