Onion’s Quvenzhane Wallis Tweet: Satirical Newspaper Blasted For Insulting 9-Year-Old African American Actress
The Onion set Twitter on fire Sunday night after insulting Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhane Wallis.
The satirical newspaper’s tweet, shown below, called Wallis a “c–t.” Many Twitter users took umbrage to @TheOnion’s comment, particularly since it was aimed at the 9-year-old star of “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”The Onion has had thousands Unfollow them in the hours proceeding but they started with nearly 5 million followers. more
The former Canadian ambassador to Iran who protected Americans at great personal risk during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis said Monday it was good to hear Ben Affleck finally thank Canada after Affleck’s film “Argo” won the Oscar for best picture.
“Argo” came under criticism from some Canadians, including former ambassador Ken Taylor, who said he felt slighted by the movie because it makes Canada look like a meek observer to CIA heroics. Taylor says it minimizes Canada’s role in the Americans’ rescue.I think that President Carter’s remarks put everything in proportion.”
Carter appeared on television last week and said, “90 percent of the contributions to the ideas and the consummation of the plan was Canadian,” but the film “gives almost full credit to the American CIA.”