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Terminate those responsible for the Wallis' Oscar tweet at the Onion

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      Michael - Louis Ingram

      Jamaica, NY

The dehumanization of any child is a travesty; the actions of the people who went on Twitter and called Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis a CUNT did so willingly in an atmosphere of perceived acceptance that they could say anything they wanted. The word has no value or humor - especially when used as reference to a nine year old girl. When you consider they could have called Wallis a 'brat' or 'rotten kid' if they were attempting to be humorous, the lack of respect shown by The Onion can in no way be translated as bad judgment when that pejorative became the word of CHOICE. The names of the person or persons responsible should be made public and then they should be terminated from their positions. Being part of the media, these people know what words can do, so their responsibility levels should match their knowledge in being able to differentiate between humor and outright disrespect. The 'new journalism' translation of "if I/we have offended anyone, then here's the apology" is simply not enough. The power to defame should be matched by the responsibility to be respectful - especially to children.

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Terminate those responsible for the Wallis' Oscar tweet at the Onion

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    • Mindy White NEW YORK, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      Our children need to be encouraged, not discouraged! Our children are taught respect! They should not be disrespected!

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    • Gloria Anderson EAST ORANGE, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      How dare they insult a child like that? If it had been a white child the media would have been on ASAP!!

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    • G.M. Khalid Raheem, I LOUISVILLE, KY
      • about 1 year ago

      I was taught that we are to protect The Women and Children with the very inch of our Lives! The best teaching is done by example... HOW DARE YOU?! I AM HERE! MY RESPECTED FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE HERE! "YOU ARE FIRED!!!"

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    • Lia Foote BURNABY, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because if I do not participate in protecting our children who will.

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    • Carrie Gelder BARNEGAT, NJ
      • about 1 year ago

      We teach our children not to name call. But yet adults still do it to one another. That just doesn't make sense... For an adult to call a child a name especially such as that. Well that is just a lack of respect for our children and very hurtful.

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