quvenzhane-wallis

I struggled with whether to report this or not, but the fact is we can’t allow our women and children to be denigrated and disrespected and remain silent about it. Last night, the satirical website The Onion tweeted this about 9 year-old Oscars Best Actress nominee Quvenzhané Wallis:

Everyone else seems afraid to say it, but that Quvenzhané Wallis is kind of a cunt, right? #Oscars2013

The tweet was initially posted close to 9 PM EST and deleted an hour later. As of press time, The Onion hasn’t responded or acknowledged the message and subsequent outcry.

Calling a child the “C-Word,” the dirtiest gendered obscenity, is abhorrent and totally unacceptable — even hiding under the guise of humor. As such, the post sparked outrage among many who voiced their grievances by contacting the publication directly and tweeting the editor at @WilliamTracy.

dream hampton wrote:

This isn’t me mistaking the Onion’s sarcasm and satire for an actual headline. This is a human being w/a job calling a 9 y.o. a cunt.

Roland Martin said:

Look, I get comedy. I get satire. But what @TheOnion said about a 9-year-old girl nominated for an Oscar is atrocious.

A select few defended the tweet, calling it satire and citing Freedom of Speech. But since the C-Word carries with it traces of sexualization, objectification and vile disrespect, many feel that even in satire, referring to a nine year-old using that term crosses the line.

There’s also the argument that celebrities like Dakota Fanning or Abigail Breslin would never be referenced that way, while Willow Smith is often the target of taunting and disrespect despite her young age.

According to The Hollywood Reporter: “Elizabeth Hawksworth tweeted: “Quvenzhane Wallis is a nine year old woman of colour. Let’s let what @TheOnion did sink in and remember that Dakota Fanning never had this.”

  • Misty Moonsilver

    How??? Why??? This is really messed up. And how is it okay for them to call her this? She’s not even old enough to know what that means! Whew….if I were her parents I would lose it.

  • Rakel

    Today kids just aren’t allowed to be children anymore. Ms. Wallis is a talented little girl, it’s terrible that her parents have to explain this incident to her. I know the Onion is supposed to be edgy, but there’s nothing cool or edgy about name calling a child. It’s disgusting and disappointing but not surprising.If they offer any sort of “apology” or a nonapology I’m not buying it. I love when these organizations offend a whole group of people (race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, etc) and dare say it was a bad call. Don’t these publications have diversity committees or something?

  • Sasha

    This kind of stuff honestly leaves me feeling outraged. Why is it that our young girls keep being attacked by ADULT publications? Willow Smith and now Ms.Wallis, funny I don’t remember any of this “satire” being written about Miley Cyrus when she was that age, The Olsens or even that trainwreck Lindsey Lohan when she was that young.This is ridicuous.

  • Yvette

    I’m so mad I’m shaking right now. And clearly they knew they were wrong because they took the tweet down.

    Instead of just getting angry, does anyone have any concrete suggestions about what we can do to let them know that this isn’t ok? I don’t know much about the Onion. Do they have advertisers that we can contact?

  • Anthony

    I know the Onion is satire, but cursing a little kid is beyond tacky.

  • Ms. Information

    White people are reeeaaalll comfortable right now…something is going to have to happen to take them out of their comfort zone. j/s

  • tash

    It really strikes me that they can pick on a child. A child! Really people they have nothing else to poke fun at than a 9 year old child. This should of been front line news on every morning news show since they report on EVERYTHING else. I did not once hear this on any news station as I was getting ready for work. As a mother and auntie I am pissed that grown folks think that it is okay to pick on a child an call it humor and then some dummies out there actually defend it! They owe her and her parents an apology. Just deleting it is not going to fly!
    What happened to taking a stand against bullying! Because this is what that is. And to call her something so vile! They would not call their own mothers that but think its okay to call a child. If I could get in that office heads would be rolling. Yeah you can hide under free speech but don’t forget about the reprecussions that it can bring if you don’t use your rights wisely. I got some free speech for them!
    Okay back to your regularly scheduled program that is now in progress.

  • http://www.urbanexpressive.com J. Nicole

    The Onion definitely crossed a line with this one. When adults find humor in degrading little children, its no longer funny.

    Its unfortunate that whenever a person of color shows high self esteem and knows they’re good at something, every attempt is made to knock us off our “high horse”. I highly doubt she would have been called that if she was not a young Black girl.

  • http://gravatar.com/socoolandtrendy emjay

    NO. just NO. first of all she is a CHILD. Secondly, awards season is rough. This is a nine year old girl who has been going non stop since Sundance. Even seasoned actresses have said that all of the press is exhausting so why would anyone expect a child to stay perfectly upbeat and in a good mood for all of this madness.

    Also, if you’re going to put something like that on twitter, don’t delete it after an hour, keep it up so everyone can see what a major a-hole you are

  • Keshia

    Wow….I’m honestly left surprised by this..a 9 year old a cunt?? Really??

  • Sharon

    No child should be called a cunt. I get satire and if this came from The Onion, this tweet was a major failure. Incidentally, Quvenzhané Wallis is not a “woman of color.” She is nine years old–therefore she is not a woman; she is a little girl.

  • http://melodymoose.deviantart.com/ Catpopstar

    Its one of those things where people try to hide behind the “its a joke” crap. Well, wheres the joke? You just called a kid the c-word for no apparent reason. That’s not a joke.

  • http://twitter.com/Cognorati001 Colette Marcheline (@Cognorati001)

    I am so disgusted by this that I haven’t been able to read any articles about this because it has been so upsetting.

    This would never, EVER have happened to a White child actor! White Supremacy is re-emerging with the election of Obama and White Americans (who have been obsessively indoctrinated in RACISM their whole lives) are dehumanizing and degrading Blacks and other Non-Whites in every public forum they possibly can. This is vicious and concerted and it’s motivated by their fear of being outnumbered and having Blacks and minorities of positions of power.

    I’m sick of not being able to call these people RACIST because this hurts their god-damned feelings. This is racism and abuse of a child because she’s young, Black, and female.

    I am an educator and these abuses are documented by Whites in the educational establishment against Black children because of their all-permeating racism.

    Non-White parents: please protect the dignity and humanity of your children against White supremacy. Teach them to maintain their dignity and self-respect at all times and DO NOT allow these people to get away with covert and overt acts of racism against Non-White children.

  • ruggie

    Disgraceful and inexcusable. There’s a petition to demand an apology from the Onion, not much but it’s something.

    http://www.change.org/petitions/demand-an-apology-from-the-onion

  • Luci

    Annnnnnnd the legacy of slavery continues. No one would ever dare call one of the Fannings or any other underage white child actress the c-word: they’re oh-so-precious. But hey, a little black girl is tough enough to take that sort of abuse, right?
    #AintIAWoman

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    Just like the Trayvon martin “satire” tweet (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/04/todd-kincannon-trayvon-martin-tweet_n_2618895.html) during the Super Bowl? There seems to be a trend of offensive humor that isn’t really funny. You say the shit, then you shrug, then you say, “what it was a joke?”. Finally, you apologize. For those of you angry at Lena Dunham, this one of those times to actually be angry.

  • dirtychai

    Not even a little bit shocked. I’ve watched her some interviews and think her confidence and straight no-chaser attitude is typical of a child, but know that in the galaxy known as mainstream White America, this is indigestible. This person and the Academy voter who wouldn’t vote because they couldn’t pronounce her name are typical pettiness on a platform.

  • http://defendingmoney.wordpress.com Marketing Gimmicks

    This is a below the belt low class move but in actuality when has the Onion ever been the arbitrator of class? I think we tend to forget how insecure and threatened by otherness some white people can really be. They are really fearful of being a non-motherf*cking factor and we need to keep this in mind even as they covertly attack a 9 year old child in the guise of crass humor.

    Fear is the basis of every move they make. Just knowing this keeps me from knee jerking to every *sshole move they make cause trust and believe they’ll keep making them.

  • Ashley

    Why are you surprised that some of white society think this about a black child. A lot if them do not consider black people to be humans,so they do not care if they talk negatively about
    children because they see them as primates rather than children with
    feelings.

  • Keshia

    Exactly and people continue to believe we live in a “post racial” America please smh.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lasaundra.watsonlegate Lasaundra Watson-Legate

    The internet gives equal access to cowards, bigots and misogynist. The poster of that comment is all of those. “Thank You” to the Clutch for making all of us aware of how far we have to go to reach a just and equal society we the dignity and humanity of a nine year old girl of color will be respected, it’s clear we aren’t there yet.

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    To FN Comfortable. When I said the US was creeping toward Mississippi people laughed at me. Do you feel me now?

  • RRG

    That’s fine. The beauty is once a person is anointed to walk a certain path NOBODY can do ANYTHING about it. She will just learn from early on how to take care of herself and what types of people are out there. It’s hard to fathom for some that a little black child can actually hold an intelligent conversation, is a natural talent and lives a decent life. As far as not being able to pronounce her name, maybe the person is not very bright. But, hold on….this little girl is going to tear Hollywood and this world apart with her greatness. God Bless her and her family.

  • AJW

    Totally agree with you both.

  • Lola

    On another site someone said this:

    Here are some of the major advertisers for that piece of trash. ask them if they are aware of what is going on, let them know bw are a HUGE chunk of their consumer base, and let them know POLITELY that you will not be using their products because of their association with that blog.

    The Onion doesn’t care about offending you, so don’t bother writing them. HIT EM where it hurts $$$$$$$$$$$

    Call/ Email these Advertisers:

    Clorox

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  • Chillyroad

    Do they even know how horrible that word is? Even in the UK you wouldn’t use that word against a child. These people are psychotic.

  • AJW

    Whites enjoy racism. It’s their form of entertainment. Asking them to teach their children otherwise is the equivalent to asking them to cut off an arm. This is their natural behavior. They just are tired of being subliminal now.

  • Yvette

    Thank you for this.

  • Tiff

    Unfortunately it comes with the territory of being a confident, black girl, who knows she has talent. Not in defense of the lewd comment, but I’m sure her parents knew when she was nominated for an Oscar pigs and monkies start yapping!! #keepitmovin #geturmoney #cantcontrolamonkey

  • AJW

    I also agree with you on teaching our children about racism at an early age. My husband and I hide nothing. It will prepare them for what they will be dealing with in the future.

  • tish

    i think my head just exploded….

  • GlowBelle

    *sigh* I was hoping for ONCE that something like this wouldn’t happen, but I’m naive. What kind of monster says those kinds of things about a CHILD??! So disgusting to be sexualizing a CHILD like that…makes my blood boil, simmer, and burn.

    Comedy has gotten to the point now that if it’s racist, homophobic, and sexist, we’re supposed to laugh (looking at you Seth McFarlane), but I just don’t find this new brand of comedy even remotely funny, it’s offensive and shows how much of a hack job a lot of these new comedians and humor writers are…comedy/satire is NOT this, this is going WAY too far.

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    Me too, and the white guy who said its (Cunt is a white guy word) would have a well whipped ass when I found him.

  • ChaCha1

    Very inexcusable, but I’m tired of us having to solicit apologies from hateful people who clearly do not care about or like black girls, black women, and black people (and when the apologies do come, they are disingenuous apologies). If people do ask for apologies, they should also stop supporting these organizations in the future.

  • cupcakes and shiraz

    They don’t even see you as a HUMAN BEING, let alone as a woman.

  • AnGe

    [email protected]
    Chairman David Schafer ([email protected])
    President and CEO Steve Hannah ([email protected])
    COO Mike McAvoy ([email protected])

    Their current advertisers are Verizon, Amazon, Comedy Central, and Westwood College.

    If anyone has better points of contact, please post them.

  • http://tontonmichel.tumblr.com Tonton Michel

    Someone needs to have their heels cooling on the unemployment line for this one.

  • Deb

    I just hope she doesn’t know about this and ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT LEARN THAT WORD OR WHAT IT MEANS because of that asshole. I can guess he’s a white male who spends all day trying to be clever and edgy.

  • Ms. Information

    The Onion
    Feb. 25, 2013

    Dear Readers,

    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.

    Sincerely,

    Steve Hannah
    CEO
    The Onion

  • Ms. Information

    Not good enough in my opinion….forced apologies are not apologies…

  • mercy81
  • http://gabandgraffiti.wordpress.com marloweovershakespeare

    What can we do?

    Leave Hollywood alone. Support independent filmmakers, like the one who made Beasts of The Southern Wild. And stop watching the Oscars. Stop giving a culture that is disrespectful to our beautiful, gifted, confident CHILDREN any attention, while educating our children about the myths and realities about this culture.

    Is it that simple? Probably not. But it would be my next step.

    Peace, love and confidence to us all!

  • The Commnet

    I want this person’s home addy posted. His phone number and SSI#.

    Tar and feathered. Hands cut off!

    I want Wolf Blitzer yelling at the top of his lungs during the mid-day news crying foul!

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    This was the justification for the Tweet last night: https://twitter.com/thejoelstein/statuses/305936112654880769. There are people claiming that the Tweet was in reference to culture and not Quvenzhane Wallis.

  • Anthony

    The sort of person who thinks that calling a little child an obscenity is funny would certainly get a kick out of the lynching postcards that were all the rage down South about a century ago. They can say what they want, but it is impossible to cover up such ugly and naked racist hatred.

  • Cathy

    Isn’t “cunt” a compliment in the fashion/gay community?
    Nevertheless seems inappropriate for a child.

  • Anon

    And to think, writers at this publication were crying about petitions. Black women and girls, THIS is what people are pushing back against. Even the YOUNGEST OSCAR nominated little girl is degraded in the media.
    Was the girl from the Piano relegated to such depravity?

  • Anon

    Cathy, WTH is wrong with you? Where were you raiseded (or housed for that matter) where ANYTHING CLOSE to this language is appropriate AROUND a child, much less describing her?

  • http://gabandgraffiti.wordpress.com marloweovershakespeare

    This right here, is one of many reasons I don’t support Hollywood with my dollars anymore.

    I didn’t even watch the show last night, but I felt the shockwave on Facebook to not only what the Onion tweeted, but Seth McFarlane’s comments to Christy Teigen’s calling of Quvenzhane “a brat,” to the guy who interviewed her on the red carpet and cut her off to ask her mother only one question “what’s the best and worst part of your daughter’s success?” W.T. FREAKING F??? (Because that was the only question a mother of an Academy Award nominee could really answer). I cannot stomach blatant disrespect of children by anyone.

    Time to take back your disposable income people and let Hollywood self-destruct. This young lady was nominated for a film made by an independent filmmaker. I haven’t been to the theaters in over a year. Let’s just say I’ll be hitting up several indie film festivals in the future.

  • Anon

    As has been stated multiple times here… we NEED to be taking control of our image in ALL areas. Allowing other folks to do so has seen BW degraded and now folks even feel free to slander a CHILD without thinking there will be reprecussions. Wait to see feminists NOT combat this at all.

  • http://twitter.com/Cognorati001 Colette Marcheline (@Cognorati001)

    The denial and dishonesty is the flip side of modern White supremacy: they will LIE, LIE, LIE when caught in overt racism. They muster every freaking media organ and platform they can to be sure that their real motivations and fears are never addressed or remedied. White American White Supremacy is the most pathological on the planet.

    We need some sort of movement or organization that mobilizes all minorities to combat this nonsense. The NAACP and others are in the bag for their own economic and social interests. We need some sort of organization with real power to end this and to FORCE people to respect our human dignity in every dimension of American life.

    How bad is this going to get? We have people justifying and supporting the death of Trayvon Martin, a black minor, and now White adults are verbally abusing Black children with the most offensive language possible in public media. I do not give a damn about any apology especially when they’re just exposing what they really think.

    Now, I need to leave this issue alone before my head just explodes (I am so furious). :(

  • Anon

    Beyond tacky? Man, get some balls and be ANGRY that a young black girl at a record-making moment was dragged through the mud. More importantly, what do you plan on doing about it should anyone feel free to attack your (future/current) daughter.

  • Anon

    Have you heard rap music lately? This mess is INTERNATIONALLY supported! The only time you heard an outcry was when Emmet Till was slandered, and even that was in reference to black women being abused. Folks need to get serious about this.

  • SL

    What a reprehensible thing to say about a little child. Definitely, someone should lose their job. I will be contacting them.

  • MommieDearest

    Now that The Onion has “apologized,” I pray that this mess stays in the Twitter world and dies a quick death. I do not want to see this go “mainstream.” A nine year old girl does not need to experience what happened to Gabby during the Olympics.

  • http://www.clutchmagazine.com Clutch

    HI Anon,

    The petition post was not “crying” or against petitioning – we support it – It was a question posed to our readers. As some people – not Clutch that were against some petitions that have arose lately. Thanks for your comment. :)

    Clutch

  • http://twitter.com/DarrellPMWest Darrell West (@DarrellPMWest)

    It maybe time to started to boycott ever Oscar until they respect womens and black people.

  • MommieDearest

    Me too.

  • Anon

    Round of applause!!!! This media slandering has been on an uptick since 2008, check the stats on newspaper articles degrading and othering black women. There is currently an actual government study underway by the US Army as to why more black women aren’t committing SUICIDE because the climate in the U.S. towards black women is akin to being in a combat zone. The Government, is trying to study how we are still functioning (and even this mag ran an article about it) so they can transfer practices to RETURNING soldiers. None of this is an accident and the fact that they felt so free to slander a CHILD is horrendous.

  • Anon

    Already out there.

  • MommieDearest

    Now THAT’S what I’m talking about!

  • kc

    Also, the author of “How to Be Black,” Baratunde Thurston, is The Onion’s Director of Digital (whatever that position entails.) Contact him!

  • MommieDearest

    Damn…

    *sigh*
    *smh*

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    Been doing that. Not just because of black people, but because of the sheer lack of accuracy in their nominations AND wins.

  • MommieDearest

    WTH!!!! Sorry for the random comments folks, but my replies aren’t being placed under the corect posts!

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    No. (Sookie Stackhouse-Rogue) Ana Paquin was not treated this way. However, she was referred to as “that silent bitch from the Piano” by Jason Mewes in “Dogma”.

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    Too late.

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    That’s actually the subject of my next blog. I just can’t stay out of comment rooms about this long enough to write it. It has become arguably fashionable to target young black Americans whether it is a tweet or a fatal gunshot and I’m sick of it. It feels like this was the incident that pushed me to symbolically take of my wig, earrings, and shoes.

  • Wakeup

    What gets me mad is the double standards I see.

    When Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift, the media went on and on about it. Last night, how many times were African Americans insulted?

    But, it’s important to take the high road – slavery came down, Jim Crow came down, so they aren’t as powerful as they what you to THINK they are.

  • Chanel Rene

    Wow… I could understand if they called her a “brat” or even a said she was kinda bitchy. (I have a 6 year old girl that can be VERY bitchy when she doesn’t get her way lol) But a C*NT!? How that even come to this dudes brain???
    Ridiculously disrespectful to a grown woman less known a CHILD!! WTF?

    That being said, saying that Dakota Fanning hasn’t been criticized is a load of crap.
    There are FB pages dedicated to how ugly she is… stemming back to when she was a child.

  • Rakel

    Thanks for this!

  • Yvette

    Wait, I’m not following. The Oscars had nothing to do with what happened, it was an organization independent of the Oscars. Also, can you please explain what “independent filmmakers” have to do with this?

  • Yvette

    Thanks, AnGe.

  • Rakel

    ITA with everything you stated.

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    We don’t need black male leadership for protection. What year is it?

  • http://gabandgraffiti.wordpress.com marloweovershakespeare

    Take a look at the videos and/or reportings of Seth McFarlane’s (the host of the show) comments. Also take a look at the videos of the pre-show interview given to Quvenzhane and her mom. The AA board is very much responsible for how their biggest event of the year is represented and how others are treated during the event.

    I was saying that indie filmmakers (like the one who made the film Quvenzhane was nominated for) deserve more support than lackluster overrated material that actually wins the awards (see Jennifer Lawrence of the Hunger Games winning over Quvenzhane role in BOFTSW). I’m way over award shows and Hollywood because at this point because its getting pretty redundant and heart-breaking at the lack of creativity and diverse images that Hollywood keeps churning out and the real underground talent that stays under-appreciated. That’s just my rant. What do you think?

  • http://gabandgraffiti.wordpress.com marloweovershakespeare

    Seriously though!!!! ITA seritatheresa

  • Anon

    Moreover, where is the effective leadership and protection?

  • Anon

    Oh, you mean the movie that came out when she was ~16 or so? Why are you trying to make that the same thing as calling a >10 year old a sexual slur?

  • Anthony

    Be mad at the Onion. Don’t attack me because I did not not type a maniacal response to a stupid and racist Tweet.

  • Anon

    Well now, that IS interesting…

  • Anon

    Well, you’ve had time to write out maniacal responses before, thought this time the effort could have been for something useful.

  • Anon

    Eh, say what? In my family, men were men.
    “functional black families around is a negative & shunning responsible men”… Shunning REPONSIBLE MEN? Where y’all at as whole then? Seriously? I’ve known my fair share, but in terms of a collective in America, can I say fundamentally ABSENT? And where is the black MALE calling out of this tweet against a history-making young black girl?

  • Fantastico

    That’s sick.

  • Anthony

    Anon, I understand you being upset, but your doing nothing to help the cause by putting me down. Spending energy attacking me instead of directing your anger at the Onion is the kind of wheel spinning that leads to nowhere fast. For what it is worth, I am the father of two daughters, one two years younger, and the other two years older than Quyvenzhane. Both of my kids have been in plays and performances, and I know I would be livid if someone said something like that about my children as I am about what was said about this child.

    If you think I write maniacal responses, that is your opinion, and I think you are wrong.

  • TajMarie

    So tell me, are rappers such as Lil Wayne promoting the beauty of Black Women when he brags about beating a woman’s vagina up to look like Emmett Till? And where and from whom did you think Imus picked up the term “nappy headed h*s’”? The last time that I check the shameless c**n negro DL Hughly even defended his actions. Perhaps you need to check the premise of your postulate number 3 — because it has been the disrespect and misogynistic behavior of Black Men that have unfortunately justified such behavior from other white media figures and outlets.

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    I am a 36 year old black intellectual. I can defend myself. I can protect myself. The attack on this child has nothing to do with a lack of black MALE leadership. I am by no means a social conservative so if a person called me or someone like me a cunt I would say fine cause I can bring it in my own defense. I agree that there is a need for strong, positive, black males but protection isn’t its purpose. We need partners in protecting our children against these attacks that seem to be en vogue. As far as support where is African American male support for us?

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    I was answering your question. You asked I answered.

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    Who’s shunning responsible men? And what does it have to do with calling a baby a cunt?

  • fierce angel
  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    I had actually forgotten about that. When you asked this question I remembered laughing when Jay said this to God and laughing. It didn’t occur to me that he was referring to a 10-yr old character (which is still different from an actual person). But in hindsight I wonder if it was ok to get my 7 chuckles then.

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    It is also now fashionable to blame black women for the decline in the African American family. Although we must take responsibility for the men we chose we are not the main reason there is weakness in African American families. If anything we’re what’s preventing them and the communities we reside in from falling apart altogether.

  • Ldub

    I’m having a hard time understanding why so many of the commentors are making this a race issue. This is simply about a young girl being disrespected. It has nothing to do with her being black. Signed – A Black Man

  • ruggie

    @Honest – I disagree with most of your points but I do agree about the importance of black men to defend and protect black women. Actor Wendell Pierce from “The Wire” was a key part of the backlash that led to The Onion’s apology. Black male leadership is not just political leaders. Sometimes it’s just a man with integrity drawing the line, and it is needed.

    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-oscars-2013-the-onion-issues-apology-to-quvenzhane-wallis-20130225,0,5054940.story

  • Skye

    Yes, honestly didn’t even turn it on the award show for a glimpse. The black celebrities need to boycott it too. It’s pointless and a popularity contest.

  • Anon

    Is your arm hurt from reaching?

  • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com Val

    Well, they figure they can get away with attacking Black women so, now they’ve moved on to attacking Black girls. It just never stops.

    But, ultimately there will be no price for The Onion to pay. It will be business as usual. As long as there is no price to pay there is no deterrent. Which means, it’s going to happen again. And all we’ll get is some sort of B.S. apology as always.

  • TajMarie

    I have never watched the Oscars and I had stopped watching the Grammys a long time ago.

  • Come On

    Did you really just use this article which had NOTHING to do with dating or relationships to bring up your black women and submission drivel? This whole thing has my blood boiling, and you just made it even worse.

  • Come On

    Are you serious? Ask yourself how far into the future would it have to be before anyone ever calls Suri Cruise or even Taylor freaking Swift that! It’s funny because people around the country were about to pop a blood vessel when drunk Kanye West simply interrupted a grown Taylor Swift. If you don’t see that race played a big part in them calling this child that horrid word, then you’re blind. Heck, you sound like one of those black tea party members blind to reality.

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    i would like the actual identity of the person who tweeted….

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    There are people like Wendell Pierce who said that last night as well.

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    Lil Wayne’s not rapping about 9 year old girls. That’s another debate/conversation to be had. Black men and rap are scapegoats for white people saying publicly what they have always said privately. Social media and pseudo-anonymity have afforded them the luxury of not being held fully accountable. This has made them very comfortable and so they take to the web and say hateful shit. Then try they try and hide behind rappers and black youth culture and you can always count on a handful of us to nod our heads and say yep.

  • Anthony

    RRG, you have made the points that are most important. We adults are angry, but Quvenzhane will come through this just fine. She will learn, if she has not learned already, that adults can be just as mean and stupid as children with none of the redeeming innocence.
    Quvenzhane has just gotten the lead role in Annie, and if she never does another film, she will have already had a wonderful career as a child actress.

    For the rest of us, we need to raise our children to understand that the world is full of bigots and bullies who harass them for all sorts of reasons, race being just one of many sources of animus. We have to give them the love and self confidence to face down jerks and succeed anyway!

  • Marisa

    I’m not a parent and as an adult don’t primarily advocate fist to cuffs but, if this was my kid somebody may get a foot up their behinds. I say the same thing about Blue Ivy, Aiden and Cree, Willow and Jaden etc, if you don’t like the parents that’s one thing but they way folks go in on small children are disgusting. What would posses you to use that horrible word to anybody more less a child. I don’t get the attacks from people in the media over this talented little girl. John Legend fiancée Chrissy Tiegen was talking out of her neck about Quvenzhané, talking about is she suppose to like her and the kid is cocky. They seem to love all “their” child stars who reach success. Quvenzhane seems to just be taking it all in like a child and enjoying the process and not taking it too serious, her parents also want to keep her feet to the ground which is a good thing considering that town, chews up kids and spits them out on the regular.

  • Anthony

    Sorry Tonton, I meant to give you a thumbs up. I agree that this jerk needs to lose his job!

  • Anthony

    I hope this child can hold on to as much innocence as she can for as long as she can.

  • http://seritatheresa.wordpress.com seritatheresa

    She is cocky and she is a precocious little black girl. This is where race rears its ugly head. People ask why is this about race. There is an interaction order to be obeyed and her confidence disobeys it.

    The interaction order is a symbolic interaction term http://www2.asanet.org/governance/PresidentialAddress1982.pdf

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  • Gabriella

    What kind of sick world do we live in where someone could even think to call a child something so disrespectful? At nine years old, I had no idea what the word “c—” meant. What if she didn’t know what it meant? Can you imagine what it would be like to have to explain that to a 9 year old little girl? And why the “c” word at that? So what if she’s “cocky”, bold, and unafraid to be who she is! Does she not have the right to be proud of her accomplishments and hold her head up high? That tweet was not even remotely funny or satirical. It was just disgusting. Heads need to roll!

  • GeekMommaRants

    When Jesse Jackson Jr and Kwame Kilpatrick get out of jail, we will call them

  • TajMarie

    @Seritatheresa

    My comment was in no way to excuse the comments made by those working for the onion against Quvenzhané, but was in response to “Honest”. However, I have to respectfully disagree with you. For me, it comes down to this: If we can’t respect ourselves, how can we expect others to respect us? Therefore, I call out misogyny geared towards Black Women whether it comes from Black Men or Whites, because neither source is less derogatory than the other. Besides, the irony of your post is the fact that it contradicts the insight that others have made through previous posts: The fact we have allowed subtle forms of misogyny through rap music which have eventually led to blatant examples as in this case. Only then does it becomes an issue for most people while others who have protested previously have become maligned. I have to put myself in this category b/c I used to listen to certain rap artists in the 80s and 90s. Although I was selective, I have found that some of their lyrics too were misogynistic and had to question their true attitude towards women. Believe me, I will write to advertisers of the onion when I find the time this week. However, misogynistic Black Men and rappers will not get a pass.

  • anon

    That’s because white men have a long and glorious history of respecting the humanity of black women and black girls. They only started disrespecting black women and girls when they discovered black men doing it. GTFOOH!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lasaundra.watsonlegate Lasaundra Watson-Legate

    I agree, Black Aamerica is far too tolerant of our own misogyny and internalized racism. The degradation on women in rap music sounds to me like the bitterness of the angry teens that bore them. That being said, there is no excuse nor justification for referring to a 9 y.o child as a c..t.

  • MMK

    It was truly sickening and sad what they tweeted about Ms. Wallis last night. I saw it and was immediately appalled. I get that they’re into satire and comedy, but it was despicable.

    I’d also like to add that since you mentioned Wilow Smith, I find that it’s often our own media and own people who constantly throw darts at this little girl. The same with the hair hoopla and the Gabbie Douglas. I think we have to be very careful with children, especially black children.

  • v

    This attack on a nine year old girl has nothing to do with black men. Why has this discussion become about black males? Just another example of how we can’t stop attacking each other. Sad.

  • TajMarie

    @ Anon

    You seem to have the same issue that Serita has. My original post was in response to HONEST and my second post was in response to Serita’s response to my first response. Does anyone on Clutch not follow posts and who they were in response to? Therefore, if you are calling me out on my original post in addition to the second post, then essentially you are supporting “Honest” ‘s post which was thumbed down and which you have responded to. And where in my post did I state that White Men have not had a history of misogyny against Black Women? My point is that misogyny is not acceptable regardless of where it is coming from — but I guess according to both of you, rappers like Lil Wayne are only “scapegoats”, but the last time that I checked most scapegoats don’t get paid in the millions. I used to agree with many of your posts. However, I see that you like to argue for the sake of arguing.
    So no, you GTFOOH and learn how to follow posts!

  • http://gravatar.com/mbm1ame isa

    I think that the comment was inexplicable and the damage is already done, to call a nine year the C word is beyond redemption and disgusting. But .. we also have to remember that this is the onion comments have been flying around that Quvenzhane is arrogant, brat etc…I get that the joke was a parallel (calling a fat guy slim) and that it wasn’t meant as an attack. The tweet presumably meant the opposite of what it literally said Maybe if they used the word diva or brat instead. I’ve never been one to shy away from risque humor and even for me this tweet was abhorrent. I think it’s simple, leave children – especially the young ones – out of it.

  • Mademoiselle

    WTF!? Does that word have some other meaning that I’m not aware of? What the hell could that statement possibly be satirizing? This mess is not funny, and I’m sick of people using satire as a damn excuse. I’m so heated over this. It makes no sense at all!

  • Mademoiselle

    Not sure how my comment ended up here…

  • Wakeup

    @Jessica
    Very ignorant comments, think before you speak

  • http://www.facebook.com/lasaundra.watsonlegate Lasaundra Watson-Legate

    Jessica, you are a pathetic hot mess !!!! Nothing this child could have said or done could justify or excuse the degrading, racist, misogyny name calling. P.S. Shame on you, I already pity any children you have with anyone of any race.

  • Green Giant

    LOL!!! Couldn’t have said it better myself Jessica. BRAVO for your bravery and honesty.

  • Green Giant

    Yes, someone might get a foot up their behind because that’s all black women know how to do nowadays is fight. This girl has a rude mouth and wants to act like a grown-up. So therefore, she will get treated as such. Instead of teaching young black girls on how to behave lady-like, you guys teach them how to have a sassy mouth with an attitude. She is a disrespectful little girl (whether she is black or white) who needs to be put in her place. Her mom obviously didn’t give her any home training.

  • Gigi

    A black man can have you if this is what he wants to deal with. Oh, and plenty of black women are happily marrying your men, so what does that say about “perfect white ladies” like yourself? Thank you for taking the ignorant black men off our hands, I truly respect you for it, Honey!

  • http://gravatar.com/mbm1ame isa

    So what Quvenzhane is confident in herself and she tooted her own horn… that too me isn’t hot headed. She is 9 yrs old… She did not come across as being rude, spoiled, brattish her mother brought her up well which is more than can be said about you given that you condone this.
    What are you doing on a website for “BLACK WOMEN”what need some tips on how to please your man? and raise your kids? from black women

  • Tallulah Belle

    @Jessica.

    I never thought I’d tell you this, but since you have come onto the website and all, I thought, heck, why not?

    Jessica, Dear Heart, I am a Black woman and I am having sex with your beautiful black husband. It’s true. When you are out at pilates or at the Olive Garden having margaritas with the girls from your office, I drive over to your modest little split level house and your husband and I have sex in your bed. Afterwards, I try on your shoes and brush my hair with your little plastic hair brush. I also use your cheap pink razor to shave my bikini line.

    You know what, Jessica, I’ll admit it — I am not that great looking. I’m just an average looking Black girl with a great (super firm) booty. Your husband tells me that all the time. He says that he has sex with me just to get a break from your constant, mindless yapping and from your chronic halitosis. He also hates your mother, which is a totally different story. He also says that your hair smells like wet Shitzu.

    Finally, and you may not believe this, but he is convinced that you have passed on “dummy genes” to his offspring and now he is appalled at their inability to grasp basic concepts like the Pythagorean Theorem and origami. So, while they are “modern,” they are falling behind in school. What a shame.

    So, yes, Jessica, you do have a beautiful black husband. But, when you are off doing dilly things like farting in the Walgreen’s aisle or shoplifting at Macy’s, he and I are having sex in your bed. And, I rub my head full of curl moisturizer into your pillow. Sorry.

  • Marisa

    You tried it Jessica real bold trying to get yourself a job at the Onion I bet you would fit right in there. That c-word is not appropriate to use towards a grown woman not to mention a child. This little girl behaves no different than some of the other young girls, certainly no different than Dakota Fanning. So you decided to take a hideous insult towards a child and turned it into some pathetic diatribe against black women.
    Also no matter how many black men you screw guess what at 9 years old Quvenzhané has more class and dignity than you ever will. You better take your tacky behind over to Stormfront with this trash

  • zena

    I am married to a successful, handsome blue eyed man, so you can have all the black men you want. Was once married to a black man, he was a piece of garbage. I’ve got white girlfriends 2 dating black men, 1 married to a black man. All of them are treated like shit, while my husband treats me like a queen. My ex husband hates my guts because I replaced his trifling ass with a white dude. I see you white women giving me the side eye when you see me with my hubby and your black man is giving me the side eye too. You must be joking.

  • Marisa

    The only person with no home training is you, there is nothing disrespectful about this little girl, she is enjoying the rewards of her performance no more no less. You can join that Jessica chick and go to Storm front because history has shown that non black women act a plum fool too so don’t even go there. Quvenzhané was dressed like a child should be at those ceremonies, also one thing about the internet people like you run your disrespectful mouths in a manner you would never do in person just like the Onion and the rest of the internet gangstas and thugs.

  • Anon

    So why are y’all here then? And PLEASE take whatever men would have you and KEEP THEM WITH YOU.

    Although I am truly laughing out loud at a white woman coming onto a black women’s website talking about “you hot headed, think the world owes you everything but aint done shit to earn it”. Lawd girl, don’t talk about yourself so badly, there may be a redeeming quality in there somewhere.

  • Anon

    I hope she stays “arrogant”. She’ll need all the support possible from the number of people trying to take her down. All of this crazy leveled at a CHILD. When I was nine I was “arrogant” for being on the banner roll. Who knows how well just about any ADULT would do with this sudden level of attention and acclaim, much less a child. I think she’s been remarkable, this young girl got nominated for an OSCAR before 5th grade. None of these grown haters have done so much despite being on this earth for 20+ years longer.

  • Ask_ME

    This Jessica individual is a black man…don’t be fooled.

  • Ask_ME

    And beyond the individual posting under the name “Jessica” ^^^^^^^^

  • Anon

    *waves hand* Hi!
    Now, you’re a piece of CRAP who’s obviously still smarting from NOvember 2012, so I just wanted to remind you that about 4 more years of black women being awesome are about to happen. Since relentlessly going after black women hasn’t quenched your thirst for hatred, I see y’all are going after children. I guess to stop them while they’re young? I just wanted to remind you that this little girl has starred in a movie, slated for another, an Oscar nominee, and that’s before age 10. You obviously ain’t been up to much. But because I was brought up with manners, I’ll at leave you with parting words.
    Stay pressed! =)

  • Ask_ME

    This was supposed to post under “Green Giant’s” comment on page 10.

  • Ask_ME

    “when you do not support the men who are your natural mate., you are on your own, no one to protect, provide or to promote your beauty, and you have no one to blame but yourselves.”

    I LMAO at this statement. I mean I literally burst into laughter. The site seems to attract delusional wackos

    1). Black men are not black women’s natural mate. Race is a social construct. MEN are women’s natural mate. Race isn’t attached to that.

    2). Black men cannot protect themselves…how exactly are they supposed to protect black women and children from white supremacy (the same white supremacy kicking their arses)???

    3). Black men don’t promote black women’s beauty anyway…so that’s not really a loss.

    4). Typically whenever I hear black men complaining about lack of support from black women they usually want a mother/child relationship from black women. Any honestly, no grown woman worth her salt is going to “baby” a grown man.

  • Ask_ME

    You sir need Jesus. You’re sitting here posting under several names and clapping for yourself as if your nonsense isn’t obvious. SMH.

  • http://gravatar.com/jamesfrmphilly jamesfrmphilly

    what’s that smell? troll? hmmm….

  • Ash

    So, are all these trolls really the same person?

  • Really?

    Takes one to know one, right James?

  • Chic Noir

    @chillyroad- Exactly! Charles darling how have you been :). Have you published your book yet?

    On topic: This is horrible. Well if any of you have any doubts that Black women and girls are being attacked, here ya go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lasaundra.watsonlegate Lasaundra Watson-Legate

    Green Giant, the people you know reflect who you are and what you like to do. As an African-American woman, I have never been in a fight nor do I know any woman who has. I suggest you check your companions. “Rude” children need correction not not insult or humiliation. My prayer is that you are not a parent and do not occupy any position in which you have influence or authority over anyone adult or child.

  • case

    You sound really ignorant. I am so happy you found your white prince but is it really necessary to denigrate black men? My guess is you are lying and are actually a very lonely person.

  • a

    I think you should have reread your comment before hitting send. You sound like you are full of self-hate. If you and your perfect blue-eyed husband have a son are you aware that he will grow up to be a black man? Just wondering.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lasaundra.watsonlegate Lasaundra Watson-Legate

    SMH

  • Chic Noir

    Well America, here is your chance to show folks what you’re really about… If you can shut that Kayne for stealing the shine from 18 year old Taylor Swift, please do the same for the writer from the onion who attacked a nine year old prepubescent* little girl.

    * remember ,historically in the USA, blk girls were always treated as women, even when they were little girls. This little girl is truly a little girl, even more so than Gabby Douglass 9 vs 16. So if nine year old Blk girls are aren’t worthy of being protected then what Blk female child is???

  • sepia

    How did this thread become a discussion about black men?

  • Chic Noir

    Oh Anon I do remember that article and if any Blk woman was asked to participate, she would run away as fast as she can.

  • http://gravatar.com/nolakiss16 binks

    Bingo! This was beyond tacky, sad and ignorant. Kids should be off limits period! But this goes to show you people can’t handle a spirited, intelligent, talented and confident black girl or woman succeeding. People would always try to find a way to knock us or degrade us while using the BS excuses of “well they do it to themselves; we are taking cues from them, or we didn’t mean for it to be offensive they are just too sensitive…”. But how did this person thought it was okay to call a 9 year old child a C***…like seriously. If you need to use words and other inappropriate humor/satire to be funny or do sarcasm then you fail at these skills and the sad thing is that this type of behavior has been continuing to increase and people are doing it freely, a lot of us need to wake up because this is NOT post racial America but post “how to hide your racism better or get away with it” America. But as mention, I’ am not surprised these people continue to show us who they are over and over again. So f*ck an apology, we don’t need or want it, heads need to roll and sponsors need to drop! It is time for us to come together, pool our resources and create a strong impact.

  • anonymous

    Judging from these comments, the vast majority of women on this site hate black men. This leads me to wonder why so much time is spent discussing them. Why not just become an interracial dating blog focusing on realtionships between black women and white men? Is it because it won’t generate as many hits?

  • YOU are really dumb…

    @Tellullu Bell

    WOW, if you had to go that far just to prove a moot point, this just shows how desperate and insecure black women are. SMH no wonder the majority of you all are miserable and single. Can’t even get a husband for yourself. The man may be sleeping your desperate azz, but he sure as hell won’t marry you. You will forever be a “bed wench” and a “booty call”. LOLLL

  • apple

    jessica..
    die in a fire..not from the smoke but from the flames

  • Anon

    She’s talented, and young, and was nominated for an Oscar. Good for her!! I wasn’t feeling the fist pumping, but I’m gonna go ahead and say that that’s not her fault, graciousness usually has to be taught. Nothing wrong with feeling secure and proud of her achievement, but hopefully she will have lots more success in her life and learn to handle said success more graciously in the future.

  • Green Giant

    @Marisa.

    No one cares how she was dressed. That doesn’t take away from the fact that she has a rude attitude for a little girl. Like I said, if she wants to act like an adult, she’ll get treated as such. The reason why her behavior doesn’t affect you, and your peanut gallery behind you, is simply because you, and many others, were raised the same way she was. You think her behavior is “cute” and think she’s a little diva. I’m glad that she’s starring in movies (as if that really means anything), but she’s still a miniature Sherry Shepherd-Niecy Nash type person. Her mannerisms are unbecoming and she needs some HOME TRAINING and discipline! If you don’t like my opinion, then so be it. I could care less.

  • http://gravatar.com/pocketsizednegro Courtney**

    dafuq are you talking about? “Vast majority?” Sir, please have yourself a hyperbolic seat. Or several.

  • Green Giant

    Justin Bieber was called a “crackhead” and “gay” by Russel Brand when he first came out. Miley Cyrus has been called a h8e back when she was 16. What makes Quvezhaney any different? So because she is black, she is immune from harsh jokes?? All of these disney star kids have been called out of their names plenty of times. It’s not called racism, it’s called LIFE. When you are out in the spotlight, this is what happens. Stop pulling the race card bait. Stop with this “woe is me the black woman” mentality. If you all don’t know, the reason why they make these satirical jokes is to get a response. Stop giving them one.

  • Marisa

    As I keep saying there is nothing inappropriate or rude about this girl people like Green Giant and Jessica want to use this child to continue on a diatribe against black females that’s the real issue. If anybody is too grown for her good its that little Honey Boo Child and those Toddler and Tiara children but, even I wont attack them as they are CHILDREN. You got beef take it to the parents. This little girl is 9 years old and already some of yall got her like she Nene, or them Basketball Wives chicks, yall doing way too much and its obvious what its really all about.

  • Bianca

    I sent the people at Onion a response. I’ll post it here. Sorry if its a little long.To the Onion team,
    I like many around the country was saddened and disgusted when I saw that “funny” tweet calling nine year old Quvenzhane Willis a cunt. I could spend this email complaining about the state of this country that calling a nine year old girl that word is considered comedy. I could wonder about the gender and racial aspects of the insult: it’s a word that is only used to insult women for their very genitalia. Besides knowing the history of how black women are viewed in this country (asexual Mammys, promiscous Jezebels, and hot-headed Sapphires)I wouldn’t be surprised that the (presumably) white author who wrote that heinous tweet is not only aware of the stereotypes but also might agree with those views and apply it to Ms. Willis, regardless of the fact that she hasn’t even hit puberty yet. But those thoughts are just assumptions of mine and they weren’t the reason why I emailed you. What I wanted to know is what was the purpose of that tweet? Did the author feel some type of satisfaction when they sent it out? Did they wonder what kind of reaction Quvenzhane would have, straight off the adrenaline of the end of her first major awards season (which she very rarely won. I mean I know she has plenty of time to win an Oscar but still she’s a kid) and rushes home to find that instead of the news talking about her dress or cute little dog purse but some person who finds making potshots at innocent children on the Internet to be edgy. I can’t say I was ever a fan of the Onion as a whole but this stunt just proves how modern “comedians” feel that a great way to make jokes and use the First Amendment rights to create hateful language that divides people rather than questioning the injustices of our society. I hope your business never makes another penny.
    B$&?/ F?!$& (my name not a curse)

  • The Moon in the Sky

    Except ‘Honest’, who is a Black male left this comment:

    “Let this be another warning to the grown black women who do not support black male leadership, empowerment, when you do not support the men who are your natural mate., you are on your own, no one to protect, provide or to promote your beauty, and you have no one to blame but yourselves.”

  • Chillyroad

    @Ask Me

    ” Race is a social construct. ”

    So naive… Listen, just because you want your blackness to be a figment of imagination doesn’t mean everyone else does.

    “(the same white supremacy kicking their arses)???”

    And yours right along with it.

  • Ask_ME

    @Chillyroad

    Look simple bird, Honest referred to black men as black women’s NATURAL mate, which I’m assuming makes all other races of men UN-NATURAL mates. This is some crazy backwards B.S. if I’ve ever heard.

    If you, a wannbe black woman, married to an Asian man cannot see this nonsense for what it is just STFU and pay attention. You constantly HALF read comments and comment before fully comprehending the ENTIRE conversation. This, is why you are NOT liked on this site.

    Again, RACE IS A SOCIAL CONSTRUCT. I can just as easily mate and produce children with men who are NOT black. Does that make it UN-Natural? No!

  • B

    The comment was inappropriate I just hate that people are making it a race issue. I was actually pleasantly surprised at the amount of people (of all races) that spoke out on her behalf..there may be hope for mankind after all

  • http://clutchmagazine blcknnblvuu

    The “c-word”can describe very well the person who wrote it, and I think that individual should be fired without any delay.

  • Ask_ME

    *Side-steps the useless angry troll to get to…

    @Honest

    “1. So when WOMEN who happen to have a lot of melanin get attacked, who do you expect to defend them? Men in general? Women who happen to have the most melanin? Or they are just f–ked as a group of women & anything goes.”

    The people who always defend them: BLACK WOMEN!

    Sorry, I’m not trying to cut black men down but I truly believe you are overstating your importance. The truth of the matter is MODERN black men don’t defend black women anyway. In fact, they are often the individuals doing the attacking. So, I don’t truly believe MOST of us expect any type of protection from black men whether it be verbal or physical. You have successfully made yourselves expendable.

    “I bet @Ask_Me & @Seritatheresa must live in gated White Utopias where white men defend them in time of crisis. All you care about is what happens to you & yours.”

    While I do live in a gated white utopia…thanks to my husband’s impressive income, I am under no delusional about black women’s position in society. As stated above, black women defend black women. We don’t expect it from anyone else but us. That’s the way it’s be for some time.

    “2. I agree, so how are you contributing to the moment where black men can adequately defend themselves, or such a moment would be detrimental to your bottom line?”

    I’m contributing to that cause about as much as black men are contributing to black women’s cause. You do the math!

    “You know that is more FALSE than it is TRUE, but that is the Professional Victim in you clawing its way out.”

    Sorry, but I NEVER sought black men out for any type of validation concerning my beauty and I feel sorry for any black women that does. The truth remains, black men don’t validate black women’s beauty anyway…so it is no loss to us.

    “4. If black women highly contribute to the reason why we have ain’t ish seminal donors running around, it is hard to get a good parental investment as a young black boy these days. But we never want to spotlight that at all!”

    What’s stopping black men from giving that good parental investment to young black boys? I’m always amazed when black men like yourself twist your mouth to bash black mothers for doing the same exact thing so many black fathers have done. No sympathy here. If black boys need saving I suggest black men go to work.

    “Now, get off my thread with that drivel!!!”

    You need to get off this blog with your drivel. Same old ish…just a different day.

  • Ask_ME

    @Honest

    My reply to your comment up above posted on page 13.

  • Pat

    At first, I was going to say white people are becoming too comfortable with saying whatever they feel like about our children. No! I am going to say what I think is the truth. Not just white people, but ANYONE who feels a certain way about black women is unapologetic. They think they are WITHIN THEIR RIGHTS – so it is not a problem to fly off at the mouth. What is the problem if I refer to a very talented and naturally gifted [9 year old] as a cunt? A cunt? Black women are less and end of the day; we don’t have to recognize her talent. After all, she is still a little girl.

    We cannot allow this to continue to happen. It is ridiculous! Every time one of our precious gems rises above expectations, they are attack. The Rutgers Ladies Basketball Team, then Gabrielle Douglas, and now our new rising bright star. . I think we should NEVER stop talking about this. If this process hasn’t already begun, we should have this person removed from their position (immediately). To just complain is NOT enough. If this is all that we do, it will not be enough to show these people we are not standing for these types of attacks.

    When I first heard about this, I couldn’t help but tear up from anger. Is there a petitiion? I want these people fired. An apology is not enough.

  • seriously?

    Let’s be honest. If not for trolls these threads would be little more than boring echo chambers.

  • Anon

    Obviously, this is not the same Anon. Greatest form of flatery indeed.

  • Ask_ME

    I think you got me confused with yourself. LOL!

  • Reason

    “I struggled with whether to report this or not…”
    I know this issue is disturbing, and I don’t want that to get lost, but who are you trying to fool with that opening?

  • Chic Noir

    It’s a mixture if the faux fine art of derailing and trolling.

  • Anon

    @anon,

    I must have been making too much sense for you to cop to being me.

    @Taj Marie,
    I don’t know who you responded to, or who responded to you, but it is obvious that it wasn’t me.

  • Anon

    We’re not desperate and insecure enough to spend our time trolling a MEN’S interest site, that’s for sure.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lasaundra.watsonlegate Lasaundra Watson-Legate

    B, don’t kid yourself, the comment was both racist and sexist. There is a long history of objectifying black females in this county without regard to their ages. The very word “hoe”, used so liberally by rappers and there ilk, came down to us from slavery, when black women, who did the gardening, were referred to as their tool, as in “tell that hoe to dig a trench.” Parts of the black community have internalized much of this cultures racism and misogyny and yet, it is continually heaped on us form the outside.

  • Chillyroad

    Ask Me

    I’m not talking about biology. Miss me with your Sesame St. world view and get a clue. Only fools like you talk that carp. Not sure what type of bubble you live in where you perceive your vagina as having diplomatic immunity. It doesn’t.

    Chicks like you cease to amaze me. The only people you want to be black are black men in hopes you slip through the cracks. Please stop.

  • Chillyroad

    SMH

    It’s more embarrassing than it is anything else. I can’t belive she came with that whole “race is a social construct” chestnut. She went on a “Single Black Woman Validation Hump Around Europe Tour” now she is apart of some global community. SMDH.

  • priorities

    i like how this whole thread turned into black women vs. black men. AGAIN. LOL

    This is really the only time Clutch get hits, is when the troll squad come through -_-
    Which is pretty sad, but se la vie. I’ll let yall tear each other apart, and worry about bigger things. This is all we ever talk about. If bw hate bm and vice versa, just call it quits and give up on the community. Focus on your legacy and your family. Because we’re getting nowhere.

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