UPDATE: The CEO of The Onion has apologized for the Oscar tweet on their Facebook page
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.
Pretty bad Oscar tweet here from The Onion to 9 year old actress Quvenzhane Wallis, who was up for Best Actress for her role in 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'
The tweet is horrible, yeah, it's horrible but then to DELETE the tweet and act like it never happened....that's just bad. It's the internet. It's not going to go away.