Because even if it’s a joke, and if it’s satire, she’s 9.
SHE’S NINE YEARS OLD.
I love The Onion. I interned at The Onion. Its work (as well as the folks who work for it or have worked for it in the past) has been influential in my life since I was 16 years old.
I say all kinds of foul, fucked-up shit on the Internet, onstage, in my private life. I’m a comic and a writer. We push boundaries.
This one just doesn’t sit right with me, gang. It just fucking doesn’t. She’s a real human being and she’s 9 years old and that’s a harsh word to use about a kid, even in jest, even parodying our catty-as-hell celebrity worship/hate culture.
That’s all. Just pissed me off.
UPDATE: They’ve since deleted the Tweet. Good. We all fuck up sometimes. They went too far, we pushed back, they took it down. Sometimes too far is just too far.