White People’s Beef With Quvenshané Wallis

The following is a sequel to my previous post.

Apparently, the Onion wasn’t the only ones who seem to have some kind of problem with young actress Quvenzhané Wells. According to Racialicious’ own Arturo R. Garcia, a few people felt the need to show their asses at the expense of a little 9 year-old girl. But looky here. All of those people are white! Wow!

First, there was an Associated Press — Associated Press! — reporter on the red carpet before the show allegedly telling Wallis, “I’m gonna call you Annie,” instead of by her given name, for which the reporter was quickly and rightfully corrected. In another bizarre outburst, model Chrissy Teigen saw fit to call her “a brat.”

Then Oscars host Seth McFarlane chose to involve her in a joke about George Clooney’s supposed preference for younger women, saying, “To give you an idea of how young she is, it’ll be about 16 years before she’s too old for Clooney.” Of course, there were more “jokes” where that came from throughout the evening.

I’m not surprised in the least. Grown ass white people with some latent animosity towards people of color who decides to target a little black girl is a SMH moment, but some of us expect nothing less from insanely overprivileged individuals with nothing better on their minds. I call them ‘insanely overprivileged’ because they practically have it all and more, and as such feel like they can say or do whatever they want without consequences. That is what makes these kinds of white folks dangerous as hell.

The Onion’s chief executive Steve Hannah has issued an apology that reads:

“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.”

*Coughs* Bullshit! *Coughs*


34 thoughts on “White People’s Beef With Quvenshané Wallis

  1. And that bobble head Christy Tigen, John Legend’s stupid saw dust for brains girlfriend had something stupid to say? Really? Everytime that stupid bitch opens her mouth something stupid comes out. I’m hurting for this baby right now. I am so angry.

  2. First the tiny baby gets slapped on the airplane now young girls get called vile disrespectful names. When Kanye did the fool on Taylor Swift America wanted to cut his balls off. So I feel black hollywood needs to defend this baby. I guess I sholdn’t hold my breath.

      1. But let’s be real here MANY black people in Hollyweird are drunk as hell on the Kool-Aid and I don’t just mean Whoopi either. Alot of black so-called males were silent as mice after the Mel Gibson tirade.

      2. Part of it, I think, is because if they did say anything, it would jeopardize their careers as we know Hollywood hates to talk about race in an open and honest way.

  3. Hello Brothawolf! How I have missed being able to fully read (and therefore enjoy) your blogs, as I have been swampeD with college finals and tests after tests! That being said, I hope that your New Year (and the other commentors’) has started off on a great note-however, seeing this newly, well-written post may indicate otherwise and I understand why completely. I was wondering if I was the only one on the blogosphere who found this demeaning word applied to this Beautiful, Talented, and Inspiring young lady not only uncouth, but downright disguntingly remininscent of “Good-ole-day, circa post-slavery” talk as well! I was still reeling over the obvious and pathetic mockery of Serena Williams on the field by her so-called “friend” Caroline W., when to my (surprise?) and utter shock I find out that the Onion, a parody site I use to read (but quit in 2011, due to their inabilities to decipher between comedy and tackiness) had insulted this Oscar aspiring child actress in a pathetic attempt to make themselves “relevant” again! Kudos to you for always staying on point, and keeping us alL aware of important issues like this, Brothawolf!!

    1. It seems like this white resentment and entitlement is running more free nowadays. Then again, it could always have been like this. In any case if white people feel that making jokes out of a little child is funny, then it only shows they lack a sense of humor, but their humanity as well.

  4. I will never listen/buy anymore of John Legend’s music for not speaking up on behalf of Q.

    I find it funny how people criticize this child. Look at Honey Boo-Boo. The most that they say about her is how unsophisticated she and her family may act,but where is the “C’, the “spoiled brat” names?( Not that I would ever call any child any names like that) Q is just a mature 9 year old kid. Honey Boo-Boo is a little too grown for her own good. Yet, she gets a reality show and people just think she is the toast of the town. Q can’t be a mature talented Black actress. To be that means you must be a bad person.

    Im quite sure that Q’s mom has told her about the real world and how nasty it can be. Im also quite sure that she’s learning about the ugly stuff that has been said about her child,but is doing everything in her power to shield her daughter from seeing it. Unfortunately, if Q haven’t encountered it, sooner or later, she will learn the ugly truth about what people think about her and her race. Something tell me that she( hopefully) is going to be a strong woman. She’s definitely going to have to be in a race-obsessed society like ours.

    1. I never did buy any of John Legend’s music lol.

      Seriously though, I hope Q’s mother did teach her the reality of the world she lives in. Our children deserve to have the older generation teach them how this world regards people of color.

    2. At my university, a guest speaker spoke to a class and said that his organization was thinking about inviting Honey Boo Boo as a special guest. One of the students asked who Honey Boo Boo was. The class was shocked that he did not know about this child, so the professor selected a student to explain who she was and the student described her as “a white trash version of Shirley Temple.” Notice that they did not refer to this little girl as a c***. I bet no one on the Onion has said anything worse, either.

      This just goes to show you that, in America, no matter how respectable a Black person is, a dumb, inbred White is still garnered more respect, even when they are being insulted, than a Black.

    3. I read on another website where the lady commented that nobody called Dakota Fanning the b-word when she was up for an Oscar. Fortunately there are vocies speaking otu but few of them are coming from black people in the media.

  5. when you have whites using a sexual slur or ridiculing a nine year old girl’s name she is going to be black. that is how depraved and sick these people are they would not have done this to any other ethnicity. they are only shocked they could not get away with it and so deranged they see nothing wrong with their deplorable actions

  6. “They are so priviledged they can’t tell right frm wrong”. Touche’ that’s it in a nutshell. I guess their entitlement has blinded them to what is decent. When Seth Mcfarland made that disgusting comment at the oscars with that young child in the audience about her and George Clooney, I knew their was more ugly thing to come. And to my sadness and disgust I was right.

  7. @ Mickey ; Don’t be surprised about Honey Boo Boo coming to your university. Snooky was invited to some ivy league university year before last for their commencement. I can’t remember which university it was but they ditched Toni Morrison for Snooki. I just don’t understand some white people at all. Why go to college and wast all those years studying if you let a turd pile like Snooki speak at the commencement? She probably never picked up a book in her life. This makes no sense. Honey Boo Boo, Really?

  8. These people are more open with their resentment because their privilege is threatened in ways they were not before. When they were able to just “be happy” for the few blacks that moved up in the world (because in their view the rest of black people weren’t capable and were there to feel sorry for) it was okay, because it didn’t threaten their delusions of superiority. Now that we have black people breaking barriers that they felt were their last bastions of white supremacy, they’re unable to justify why they should have more, and thus they react like the bullies they are. If we remember this then we can’t be surprised they would treat a nine year old black child (who is achieving something the majority of them never could at her age) like this. It is a way to punish her for her success.

    It reeks of, “How dare that black girl do well in something! How dare she feel she should have control over how we treat her! She’s ungrateful! Lets skewer her!”

  9. I couldn’t help but chuckle when you said that didn’t buy John Legend albums, Brothawolf (I never have either)! lol I was thinking about what you said earlier about how quite possibly, white resentment towards POC have always been pretty open and unabashed-and that is something to really take into consideration..it certainly feels that way. I also think that Ace said about Blacks breaking so many barriers (in such a short time period) is probably another reason for this “open” bullying as well.

  10. @BrothaWolf
    It seems the bar in the entertainment industry just gets lower and lower every year. Did you see comedian Kevin Hart on Saturday Night Live this weekend? If you didn’t,you’re very fortunate. This fool portrayed Quvenzhané Wallis in drag! This was tasteless and crass! The skit was supposed to be about Quvenzhané Wallis
    being selected as the new Pope. Hilarious right?? And Kevin is the sellout who to get in that dress and make fun of this young girl for the white audience. By the way,are you tired of seeing black actors in drag? I sure as hell am. I guess Kevin Hart will be a big star now that he has dressed in drag. I have lost all respect for this half pint punk! Anyway you can see the skit on YouTube. The things people do for fame and fortune. *sigh*

    1. I heard from tweets that it was terrible, but damn! I didn’t know it was that terrible. I’m glad I didn’t see it, but then again, if I did, I would’ve said something about it.

    2. I’m going to be doing a post on that very soon and GAWD I hate Kevin Hart he’s like a stupider Kmart version of Chris Rock who I also hate.

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