Friday, September 07, 2007

Jerry Lewis

I've read so much about Jerry Lewis, but what I haven't read is what pissed me off the most. JL called out "illiterate fag" and all of the hullabaloo has been about the word fag. What about the word illiterate? Not that illiterate is a bad word, but it was used as a word to demean.

People who are illiterate are often people who are disabled, and often cognitively disabled. So is what he said that much different than calling out retarded fag?

Why do so many people continue to give a man with such little respect for people with disabilities so many accolades? He apologized for saying fag, but I heard no apology for the rest of the spew of hatred.

And no one demanded he do either.

1 comment:

Linda Edwards said...

an astute commentary: thanks for pointing it out.