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Demand an apology from The Onion

    1. David Leonard
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      David Leonard

      Pullman, United States

What should have been a night to celebrate the accomplishments of Quvenzhané Wallis, the youngest nominee for a best actress award in the history of the Academy Awards, became yet another reminder of the racism, sexism, and otherwise dehumanizing nature of media culture.  We condemn the vile tweet from The Onion, demanding an apology to Ms. Wallis, her family, and to the women and girls throughout society who are harmed by these dehumanizing words.  We demand action to guarantee that such reprehensible actions are never seen again.  We demand immediate action from The Onion, including support for organizations committed to ridding media culture of sexism and racism.


For more information on Tweet, see here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/onion-calls-quvenzhane-wallis-c-424113

 

For The Onion's apology, see here: https://www.facebook.com/TheOnion/posts/10151500974969497

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    • Elijah Armstrong FAIRFAX, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Your apology wasn't good enough.

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    • Sasha Cady SNOHOMISH, WA
      • over 1 year ago

      Tired of all the isms running over us all!

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    • sherri hardy SOUTH HOLLAND, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      i can not afford to lose my job

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    • Jessiona Bryant NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • over 1 year ago

      This is most important to me because this slur was used to refer to a child. An innocent young child. Secondly, I feel as though the tweet was overlooked because it was about an AFRICAN-AMERICAN child. Finally, this is important to me because she is my family.

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    • Laura Bello BRISTOW, VA
      • over 1 year ago

      Women deserve equality and men too often demean women with negative comments about our sexuality.

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