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A central Illinois newspaper is under fire for its choice of words when announcing the big Oscar winner for Best Motion Picture.

The News-Gazette decided to play off of 12 Years a Slave’s title and write “12 Years a Slave” escapes with top Oscar” as its main headline.

The twittersphere was not amused. 

From Twitter: 


The Denver Post also thought it was a good idea to play off the movie’s title: