Saturday, August 16, 2008

The "R" Word Controversy

Is Ben Stiller a friend of people with developmental disabilities after all? He's brought to the attention of the disability community something that's long overdue. That's a discussion on the "r" word, which is now in the minds of many. I know that in the last few weeks I've blogged (along with hundreds of others) the story behind his film, Tropic Thunder, saying how tasteless and disrespectful his portrayal of an actor trying to garnish the attention of the film industry for his part of "Simple Jack" in the movie. I still find it offensive, but I'm glad there's a conversation going on.

So here is something to view about the "r" word...

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