Monday, April 29, 2013

White House Correspondents' Dinner: Obama under fire for calling Quvenzhane Wallis the C-Word

President Barack Obama joked about a wide variety of subjects on Saturday at the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, but has outraged some with the distasteful quip he made about Quvenzhane Wallis, the Academy Award nominated nine-year old 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' actress.

Obama began his speech by entering to the rap track "All I Do Is Win" and went on to joke about not being "the strapping young Muslim Socialist" that he used to be. He followed with "And Quvenzhane Wallis is kind of a cunt, right?" He then went on to a presentation of shots featuring himself with his wife's bangs.

Following the dinner there was a social media outcry, with many deeming the joke as cheap and out of place. Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin critiqued the event tweeting "the rest of America is out there working our asses off while these DC assclowns throw themselves a #cuntprom," joining Obama in his use of the most offensive term to describe female genitalia.

In an apology released by the White House, Obama stated that the joke “was crude and offensive, not to mention inconsistent with the president’s commitment to humor, however biting.” This marks Obama’s second apology in recent months for his use of derogatory terms. Earlier this year he referred to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as his “cracker dyke.”

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