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The Onion apologizes for slur on 9-year-old

– The Onion is apologizing for calling the 9-year-old star of “Beasts of the Southern Wild” a vulgar and offensive name on Twitter.

The satirical newspaper on Sunday posted a tweet that read, in part, “Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a (c--t), right?”

The Onion was lambasted overnight and asked for forgiveness Monday.

“It was crude and offensive – not to mention inconsistent with The Onion’s commitment to parody and satire, however biting,” The Onion CEO Steve Hannah wrote on Facebook. “No person should be subjected to such a senseless, humorless comment masquerading as satire.”

Hannah said the offensive tweet was taken down within an hour.

Quvenzhané had some reason to stay positive Sunday. She could boast that she had been cast to play Annie in a contemporized adaptation of the Broadway musical and the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip.

– Associated Press

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