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Onion's Quvenzhane Wallis Tweet: Satirical Newspaper Blasted For Insulting 9-Year-Old Actress (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)

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The Onion set Twitter on fire Sunday night after insulting Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhane Wallis.

The satirical newspaper's tweet, shown below, called Wallis a "c--t." Many Twitter users took umbrage to @TheOnion's comment, particularly since it was aimed at the 9-year-old star of "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

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Before it was deleted an hour later, the tweet was retweeted more than 500 times and favorited by some 400 users, The Associated Press reported.

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