Feb. 25, 2013
On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars. It was crude and offensive—not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting.
No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire.
The tweet was taken down within an hour of publication. We have instituted new and tighter Twitter procedures to ensure that this kind of mistake does not occur again.
In addition, we are taking immediate steps to discipline those individuals responsible.
Miss Wallis, you are young and talented and deserve better. All of us at The Onion are deeply sorry.
now, is everyone ready to stop defending this crap as “satire” and “just humor”?
SON OF A BITCH
I got pranked at lunch.
I was at a Japanese restaurant with 6 other coworkers from marketing. I knew something was up when my manager whispered something to my design senpai-coworker, then sent me to the bathroom to get napkins, saying that he felt nauseous.
I returned, handed him a huge wad of napkins, and proceeded to blithely eat my complimentary green tea ice cream, which for some reason was causing a slightly tingly sensation around the edge of my mouth. In the meantime my coworker to my right was cracking up about something and wouldn’t stop laughing and my other coworker kept grinning and my manager, with napkins pressed up over his face, was tearing up, and guys what the hell is going on — oh. Oh yeah that’s. That’s wasabi. In my mouth. In my green tea ice cream.
I furiously scooped the wasabi out of my bowl as my whole table collapsed into uncontrolled laughter, then, as a FUCK YOU to everyone, scooped it back in and proceeded to eat the rest of my modified ice cream. Think you got one on me think again. Assholes.
I have to say something because some of these fans do not know when to stop and draw the line. Waiting for actors outside their trailers/the make-up trailers is not okay. It is intrusive and invasive.
It is more than that for someone like Evans who suffers from anxiety issues.
also the fact that someone can bring themselves to bag on him and accuse him of being rude when he is clearly just trying to get away from these people
I’m sure I wouldn’t deserve being called rude if I were trying to get away from a swarm of bees.
and just, idk, I think you should feel a little bad or ashamed if you were partly responsible for driving your favorite celebrity out of his own damn trailer.