By now, you’ve heard about the fury surrounding the tweet that The Onion sent out during the Oscars that read, “Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a c–t, right? #Oscars2013” Now, that’s a pretty horrible joke. That’s the thing: It was a joke. It’s not a joke that I would make, but, it was a joke that mocked the culture surrounding the Oscars and how society treats their stars.
We build these celebrities up and then spend HOURS of red-carpet coverage beating them up over their wardrobe and lifestyle choices. The Onion is satirical and their tweet was a way to drive home the point that we can be a dark society that rips people to shreds. If you didn’t like their tweet, but DO watch TMZ, congratulations, you’re a hypocrite. Unless, of course, you’re just offended by “The C-word” and not the actual sentiment of the joke. If that’s the case, who really cares if you’re offended? Read more