Autism Watch: 2007

One more reason I won’t watch Big Brother

Posted on: February 20, 2008

Seen this article yet? US Autism Group Demands That CBS Apologize for Remark by Contestant on Big Brother

Wow, sign my son up for autism foundation services that contestant works for…NOT. Someone ought to find out the name of his supposed employer and state it publicly. Maybe affect his personal bottom line to make clear the point that he’s the one that is..well…I can’t find a name nice enough to call him right now even here on the internet.

IMO, maybe steady viewers of “Big Brother” are the real disturbed ones. (Yep, I said it, but if something like that is overlooked, where can someone stand when the next comment’s about a group that might include them? Is it suddenly worth doing something about then?) Why watch a show that allows its contestants to make comments like that in the name of ratings? Is there really any justification for that? Is TV really that bad anymore that this is what’s left to watch? Thank God the strike is over…but I doubt that’ll change anything, we as a society in general seem to hesitate to put our money where our mouth is when we might have to <gasp> be inconvenienced or miss something we like. Not watching the show or buying from its advertisers might make a point but I doubt it’ll happen from enough people to make a difference.

According to the article, violent/racist comments are not allowed — but picking on the disabled is? Pretty sad.

EDITED TO ADD: The foundation for which the contestant used to work is speaking up, and is very clear that they are not associated with the contestant and apparently weren’t even associated any longer when he went on the show. At least we know he’s not working with autistic kids now! 

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I’ve watched Big Brother in England during the summer holidays [late at night with jet lag] but I’ve not quite managed to get around to it here. Now I simply shan’t bother.
Cheers

I was going to say, you mean there is a reason TO watch it???

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