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Saturday, March 17, 2012

More on the "Jump Street" Autism Slur

A previous post noted that the trailer for 21 Jump Street uses "autistic" as a punchline.

There is a petition to ask Columbia pictures for an apology.

People can make comments on the movie's Facebook page.

A post on CNN iReport:
After watching the new "21 Jump Street" movie trailer, I am so upset. I don't understand why it's okay to disrespect and make fun of people with autism? In the clip Ice Cube asks jonah Hill "What are you Autisitic?" As parents of three boys with autism, this is not acceptable. The ironic thing is, one of the things that our boys love is movies and movie logos, including Ice Cube's "Are We There Yet?" and here he is, making fun of autism. How shameful. Our boys spend hours drawing Sony, Columbia and MGM logos and ask every day when they can visit the studios and see the logos... little do they know they are making jokes about them. How sad. Now what do I tell them?