2. The piece graphically describes Chris Brown being heartbroken about not being able to beat Rihanna to death:
“Despite all the ups and downs, I was so sure Rihanna was the one I’d take by the throat one day and fatally assault, and even toward the end I continued to hold out hope that we’d be together until the day she died at my hands from blunt-force trauma,” Brown, 24, said in a radio interview this week.
4. But the issue many are having though is with The Onion’s decision to focus the article entirely on Chris Brown beating Rihanna to death.
I’m all for @theonion calling out Brown for abusiveness, but using Rihanna’s imagined death as fodder is awful http://t.co/77i5Qxlj2x
That @TheOnion headline about CBrown is disgusting. The “article” is horrifying. They should be ashamed.
Sky [Hatta â™”]
Screw The Onion, seriously.
You know what? In case it hasn’t been said often or loudly enough: #FUCKTHEONION @TheOnion
8. Feminist blog Make Me A Sammich, whose tweet is embedded above, thought the Chris Brown article is tied to a larger editorial misogyny.
Or at least, one can hope, because these assholes obviously haven’t learned anything.
Hey, The Onion? Violence against women isn’t funny. It wasn’t funny at the Oscars, and it isn’t funny now. It’s time for you to sit the fuck down and take a time out. Forever.
Beyond that, I have far too much rage to form words right now. More later.
I appreciated the apology The Onion gave for the “cunt” tweet. Now this? Black women’s humanity is clearly not something they care about.
Daniel JosÃ© Older
#pleaserespond RT @nealcarter: What is it about the intersection of racism and misogyny that @theonion finds so funny? #femfuture #fem2
Fancy Bitch Kat
FUCK YOU THE ONION. you just keep making dem jokes abt black girls/women. you can totally be Those Shitbag “Comedians”. #sideeye
16. The Onion has yet to address the controversy, but BuzzFeed has reached to them for comment about the piece.
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