CHICAGO TRIBUNE: The Onion Deletes Offensive Tweet About Child Oscar Nominee Quvenzhane Wallis

Source: Scott Kleinberg / Chicago Tribune

The Onion is taking heat today after calling 9-year-old Best Actress Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis a vulgar and offensive name on Twitter.

The parody newspaper and website deleted the tweet a few hours later, but social media wasn’t about to let the controversy disappear.

A search of Twitter shows the controversy hasn’t settled down, and as of now The Onion hasn’t made any further comment on its Twitter feed. There are online petitions calling for a public apology.

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