How could The Onion’s Quvenzhané Wallis tweet go so wrong?

Prachi Gupta at Salon writes: “Most likely–The Onion has not yet responded to Salon for comment–whoever tweeted that was trying to bring America’s fawning obsession with the child-star down a notch with a dose of schadenfreude. But that’s not how most of the Internet interpreted it. At best, the tweet reads like a degrading attack on a child; at worst, it’s a racially-tinged degrading attack on a child, by virtue of the fact it dredges up memories of those offensive tweets directed at Rue from ‘The Hunger Games,’ another young, black, female child actress in her breakout role. Also, it turns out that no one really thinks calling a child a c-word is funny.”