The Onion: Public Enemy Number 1

The Onion: Public Enemy Number 1

Unreal.

Right now, that is the only word that comes to mind.

As a mother, I can't imagine how I would handle this situation. Actually, yes I can. And in every one of those scenarios I see playing out in my head, I'm letting out a Xena-like battle cry, while kicking down the front door of The Onion and going to town on whoever tweeted this comment last night.


What's even more disturbing than the actual tweet is that the people (of all races) who understandably flocked to The Onion's social media sites to voice their displeasure with the inappropriate tweet, were greeted with comments like this:


*Sigh*

Is this really what we've come to? Instead of addressing the issue at hand, the fact that The Onion tweeted something that was highly inappropriate, we instead try to excuse their behavior. Shrugging it off because The Onion is a well-known "satire" network.

I understand satire just as well as the next. In the right situation it can be hilarious. However, bullying an innocent little girl is never funny. It's disturbing. 
 
This shouldn't be an issue of race. This shouldn't be an issue about whether or not she knew the comment was made. This shouldn't be an issue about satire. We need to focus on the fact that someone's 9-year old child was just publicly humiliated.

So if you think that tweet was funny, or you don't take issue with what was said, I want you to take a good long look at this picture and tell me that it still doesn't bother you.


I refuse to sit idly by and condone this sort of behavior. I may not be able to do much, but simply by choosing to click the unlike/unfollow button on their Facebook and Twitter page I am taking a stand with Quvenzhane.  I hope you all can do the same.

Until next time...

XOXO Reese


Photo Cred 1) Zimbo.com 
Photo Cred 2) Hollywood reporter.com

12 comments :

  1. that is crazy. no one should call a kid anything like that!

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    1. Agreed. I just want to know who approved that tweet before it was published. Who in their right mind would even THINK that about a child? Disgusting!

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  2. I think the bigger issue is that we shouldn't be calling ANYONE that! And we wonder why we have a bullying problem in this country?

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    1. Yes ma'am! I think this situation was basically the end result of a snowball effect. They've gotten away with so much for so long that that snowball just kept rolling down the hill picking up speed. It was bound to end badly.

      I didn't even notice I was following them on twitter until a few minutes ago. I rectified that problem immediately. I cannot/will not support that type of behavior.

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  3. I saw the news report this morning and did a double take. I cannot believe they actually posted that. I feel so bad for that beautiful little girl and her family. People are mean - I mean Seth McFarlane was kind of a D-bag as a host, but that tweet was just completely unjustified and disrespectful.

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    1. Yes, some people are just so mean. Like you said completely unjustified and disrespectful!

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  6. omg that is so horrible! that is not ok at all!

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  7. OMG!! That is awful! I cannot believe they said that about a child!
    Stopping by from the GFC Collective to follow! New follower! Bullocks Buzz! Love a follow back!

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  8. OH WOW! Thats horrid =[
    I'm not sure who the child is but that should never have been said to anyone let alone a child

    Lotte
    http://www.bericebaby.co.uk

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