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Ayesha Donating Member (587 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-05-07 11:33 AM
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4. Jerry Lewis is a bigot
who has made countless offensive and condescending remarks against people with disabilities. He has raised money for research, but he has contributed far more to the prejudice in society that keeps us from being treated as full human beings who deserve rights to housing, employment, transportation, and health care. We are not in need of charity. We are in need of RESPECT, so that we can access society's amenities ourselves rather than depending on someone else to feel sad for the poor little cripples* and send $20 once a year.

I don't know if he is a homophobe, but he is clearly, unambiguously a bigot against the very people he is supposedly helping.

* Jerry's words, not mine!
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  -Jerry Lewis Criticized For Homophobic Remark During Telethon IanDB1  Sep-05-07 10:26 AM   #0 
  - Jerry is not homophobic. He is a great comedian who has dedicated most of his life to helping sick  poverlay   Sep-05-07 10:35 AM   #1 
  - I wouldn't want to be held resposnible for what I say after about 24 hours without sleep. n/t  IanDB1   Sep-05-07 10:40 AM   #2 
  - I tried to make that argument too.  themartyred   Sep-05-07 11:06 AM   #3 
  - Jerry Lewis is a bigot  Ayesha   Sep-05-07 11:33 AM   #4 
  - I don't know enough about his record to be willing to throw him under the bus just yet.  IanDB1   Sep-05-07 12:13 PM   #5 
  - I think you've unjustly attacked a person who has done far, far more than you  poverlay   Sep-05-07 06:42 PM   #8 
     - So if Jerry had made a crass comment about  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Sep-05-07 06:51 PM   #9 
     - If it was a joke yes. If he apologized yes. If it was not aimed to hurt yes. Some of us  poverlay   Sep-05-07 08:18 PM   #11 
        - Hmmmm.  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Sep-06-07 11:05 AM   #19 
           - Well, you've certainly offended me. Your apparent goal, or you wouldn't have called me a "fundie".  poverlay   Sep-06-07 12:19 PM   #20 
              - I didn't call you a fundie  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Sep-06-07 12:30 PM   #21 
                 - So you want me to draw a distinction that you won't? That's hilariously ironic. -n/t  poverlay   Sep-06-07 03:11 PM   #22 
     - His views on disabled people are bigoted  Ayesha   Sep-05-07 10:13 PM   #13 
        - Wow, talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth. Really a very lacking collection of  poverlay   Sep-06-07 01:39 AM   #15 
           - To me  Ayesha   Sep-06-07 05:14 AM   #17 
              - Yes you can pity someone and respect them. The premise that says otherwise is flawed. Pity  poverlay   Sep-06-07 10:34 AM   #18 
                 - self delete.  bliss_eternal   Sep-06-07 06:37 PM   #24 
  - About discrimination....  Omaha Steve   Sep-05-07 05:53 PM   #6 
  - Mmm. Right. Not Isaiah Washington either. nt  PaulHo   Sep-05-07 06:41 PM   #7 
  - I saw him say something incredibly nasty to someone once  idgiehkt   Sep-05-07 08:01 PM   #10 
  - Maybe it was his comments...  bliss_eternal   Sep-06-07 06:50 PM   #25 
     - no, it was something ruder than that  idgiehkt   Sep-06-07 09:42 PM   #26 
        - I wish I could say I'm surprised....  bliss_eternal   Sep-06-07 10:38 PM   #27 
  - If he had said "the c-word" or "the n-word"  Siyahamba   Sep-05-07 08:24 PM   #12 
     - In the case of 'the n-word', of course not. Can you give...  PaulHo   Sep-05-07 10:16 PM   #14 
        - ooh, I know I know... is it "cranky", "cooty", or "carbuncle"? No? damn Oh well I"m out. nO tEXT  poverlay   Sep-06-07 03:38 AM   #16 
        - Respectfully--no it does not...  bliss_eternal   Sep-06-07 06:35 PM   #23 
 

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