Sure, Oscars commentary is full of snarky jokes—some are all in good fun, some maybe not so much. Satirical paper The Onion usually hits the nail on the head with the right amount of outrageous to make a point. Tonight though, their tweet about youngest-Best-Actress-nominee-ever Quvenzhané Wallis fell flat. Really flat.

The tweet was taken down after an hour. Obviously, they meant it as a joke, but come on. The Wire's Wendell Pierce was not pleased.

Film critic Devin Faraci thought people were taking it too seriously.

Let's just say a good rule of thumb is, don't call a 9-year-old with a collection of puppy purses the c-word, even in jest.

UPDATE: They apologized

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