Glancing through my timeline on Facebook last night, I saw the cutest little diva on the red carpet:Courtesy of Style.MTV.com
Too adorable for me! And, I, who have been so far removed from all things current had to ask just who she was.
Quvenzhane’ Wallis is a 9-year-old actress that was nominated this year for the Academy Award for Best Actress based on her performance in the film Beasts of the Southern Wild – the youngest actress ever to receive that honor!
Unfortunately her history-making night is marred by the crude and offensive words of adults who should know better. When did this become okay? When did verbally attacking innocent children become something that didn’t set off warning bells in someone’s head?
From the Onion’s crude tweet to Seth McFarlane’s “joke” referencing her age and George Clooney’s dating preferences – where is the line?
The Onion has since offered the dutiful, heartfelt apology after being called out by so many. Does that truly make a difference?
This talented young diva’s history making night is marred by foolishness and it sickens me. It sickens me because someone even thought these terrible things about a child and then went a step further to share them in public forums.
It sickens me because it reflects the lack of respect our society seems to have for our children.
I’m excited to see how she rises above this and makes her mark on Hollywood. For her to years from now be able to look back on this experience and say despite what they may have called me, I’m much bigger and better than that and them.