The Onion has issued an apology after a jackass staffer Tweeted a disgusting insult aimed at Quvenzhané Wallis on Twitter during last night’s Oscars Telecast. The news organization known for its satirical content crossed the line by referring to the Best Actress nominee as the c word. Steve Hannah, The Onion’s CEO issued a rare apology Monday Morning on Facebook, saying that new policies have been created to prevent such occurrences in the future.
The statement reads:
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.
Y’all know if that were Suri Cruise on the receiving end of that insult, heads would have been rolling and folks would have been unemployed by now.