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The Onion Newspaper is known for it’s satire. You’ll see headlines like “240 Killed In Stampede After Bucketful of Oscars Just Dumped On Stage” or “Unsuspecting Movie Stars Follow Fake Red Carpet Into Back of Kidnappers’ Van.” But on Oscars night, The Onion put a not so funny tweet out about 9-year-old Oscar nominee, Quvenzhane Wallis, that caused a lot of backlash. It was taken down within an hour and the CEO of The Onion even issued a formal apology. Luis and Shantell talk about why this crossed the line and felt so inconsistent with The Onion’s form of satire. A listener calls in to share his thoughts.

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