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Wednesday, 20 August 2008

John Stephens, 26, has his say on the use of "retard" in Tropic Thunder

We've heard a lot about "Tropic Thunder", much of it extremely uncomfortable.

We've heard from the stars, writer, producers, people who think it is appalling, people who think it is top comedy, disability rights activists, many families and others with strong opinions of all colours.

Now Patricia Bauer has included in yesterday's blog entries, a very telling piece written by a young man with Down syndrome, John Franklin Stephens. Read the extract here and a link to the full article in the Roanoke Times is included.

Enough said, and very well said.

1 comment:

Cathy said...

thanks for posting this, he is an amazing young man