The Onion: Public retraction & review of hiring practices for calling an 9 year old child a CUNT

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Eric Lowe
9 years ago
Sometimes ignorant people should remain silent,but unfortunately they often speak loudest.As relates to the comments referring to a talented nine year old child as a cunt,we should consider the shallowness of the individual.Small minds do small things!!

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Pamela Callaway
9 years ago
Shameful!

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Sherrie Godbolt
9 years ago
How dare anyone disrespect a woman let alone a 9 year old child like this. All n the name of satire. This is not funny!

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Andrea Laval
9 years ago
CUNT is a 4 letter word. Wash out you mouths!

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Angela Natto
9 years ago
Because I am a black woman with a daughter, and, because the comment made me cry.

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david pilgrim
9 years ago
It hurts deeply. There needs to be a clear line driven between meaningful satire and simple-minded insults, also the age of the subject and the long-term damning effects of the communication on the subject should be considered. It was a stupid, shameful, thoughtless act and the composer of the message should be fired, not just disciplined. And there is the faint, but haunting possibility that if the subject were White, the commentator would have been more considerate of both the subject, and their own ability to secure future work of any kind.

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Erica Drew
9 years ago
I think the writer of this tweet is kind of a c... Whether a child is perceived as precocious or obnoxious can be quite subjective. Personally I found her cute & precocious. I can accept that you didn't, dear Onion, but I'm really disappointed you hit such a low. - and wholly inappropriate - blow.

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Euphemia Lewis
9 years ago
This is VERY important to me because people like this need to know that there are limits on what they can say. He probably thought that it was acceptable because she was a little black girl, but we will not sit by and allow this to go unpunished. This would be unacceptable no matter the race of the child, it is despicable and needs to be punished.

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Milton L. Butts, Jr., PhD.
9 years ago
The use of a sexualized slur in making reference to a child was wrong. This reference though intended to be satiric, was irresponsible and egregious and must be retracted.

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Roy Anthony
9 years ago
I think it should be obvious why this is important to everyone