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Petitioning CEO and President of The onion Steve Hannah and 2 others

The Onion: Fire those responsible for sexist comments directed at Quvenzhane Wallis.

Not only did “The onion” post a tasteless, unnecessary, and ultimately hurtful joke on their twitter account yesterday, they did so in a manner that suggested that the joke is the popular opinion of many in our society:

“Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a c***, right? #Oscars2013”

Yesterday TheOnion had the audacity to use a derogatory term to refer to 9-year-old child for what seemed to be no reason other than to make a tasteless, unnecessary, and ultimately hurtful joke and get a bit of attention. Well you have our attention and now we want to see a change. African-Americans face too many systematic and institutionalized injustices in this country to have to also deal with incessant and pointless commentary made in the media at their expense.
As a result of yesterday’s events, I would like to petition for the boycott of the media giant and its partners. This may seem to be a bit extreme but it will take radical actions to make big changes in this country. Do I have your support in signing and promoting this petition to get the largest reach possible?

 

Credit for photo seen above: Jason Merritt; Photos: Getty

Letter to
CEO and President of The onion Steve Hannah
COO of The onion Mike McAvoy
Chairman Of The onion David Schafer
Fire those responsible for hurtful comments directed at Quvenzhane Wallis.