enik: But I'm sure we'll get the President talking about how 'if he had a third daughter she'd look like....
quatchi: Trocadero: someonelse: browntimmy: Doesn't bother me, but I also understand people with below average intelligence don't understand context and you have to worry about them when you have a lot of followers. I know someone's going to counter with "But a 9 year old won't understand context" so I'll go ahead and reply, "A 9 year old would also never find this quote unless someone deliberately showed her and likely doesn't understand what that word means anyway."What is the context that makes it funny?A nine year old kid who's been in one movie acting like a total, ultra diva, who gets on everyone's nerves. I thought it was mildly funny. Saying "she's kind of a diva" is plausible enough to be true, but calling her a c--t lets everyone know that it's a joke.Nobody is saying she's acting like an ultra diva though. Just being from the Onion let's everyone know it's a joke. Everyone gets that it's a joke. The only question here are "was the joke funny?" The answer being "not to most people". A lot people are offering competing theories about what the supposed context was that allegedly made this joke funny from the juxtaposition thing (adorable child v. rudest name possible) to "hyperbolic extension of already rampant media misogyny" making it quite clear that there was no clear context here.Admit it, it was lame over-the-top joke that fell flat.They can't all be A material.
tboucher: I must hang out with too many Brits. I thought it was hilarious.Maybe because every time i hear see you next tuesday I'm reminded of the first time I heard a brit account the story of him visiting the states for the first time in the late 80s and having a big dinner at one of those animatronic animal places.When he uttered the word saying someone was being a right coont about it, he said the entire place became silent and all the animatronic animals looked at him.Since hearing that story, That's the first thought that comes to mind. Rainforest Cafee animals looking at you in shock....so I find the damn thing funny as hell./csb
gilgigamesh: No one is insisting they were really calling her a coont. People are insisting that it is inappropriate to publicly call her that,
OtherLittleGuy: Fano:I agree that using that on an inoffensive little girl is like killing a mockingbird.I was to think of those nights many times. Of Seth, and Ted, and Jennifer Lawrence, and Quvenzhane Wallis, and Argo.She would be at the Governor's Ball all night, and she would be there when Anne Hathaway waked up in the morning.
quatchi: Lando Lincoln: yanceylebeef: I thought it was funny.I did too. I guess we're just two crass jerks. Or some other people don't understand that the Onion was not actually calling her a coont but was instead making fun of Seth McFarlane.[quizzicaldog]Seth said... "To give you an idea how young she is it'll be 16 years before she's too old for Clooney."That's a joke.What the Onion said was not a joke and then went well over the line and just kept going.You're just making excuses and trying to look edgy hipsters."Crass jerks" comes a lot closer to the truth.
Diogenes: So that little girl gets a free pass for being a c*nt just because she's young?
yanceylebeef: I thought it was funny.
CapeFearCadaver: milsorgen: Who cares, words are just words. They only have the power you impart to them and it makes no sense to me to keep making it the BIG BAD of words.Says the guy who doesn't want to stop treating the people in his life horribly.
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