Thursday, August 14, 2008

The R word

I want to share something that has been buzzing around my DS email groups lately. The movie Tropic Thunder came out this week and it contains the use of the R word (retard) multiple times. Many people have chosen to boycott the movie and are encouraging others to do the same. I definitely find the word even more offensive now than ever because it could be used to describe Logan, but I would hope that people would choose a more appropriate word to describe a person with less mental ability than average. I'm not going to tell anyone what to do, but I would like to encourage you to think twice before supporting this movie. Logan and other people like him deserve respect and movie makers should think twice before including this word just like any other word that puts down a specific group of people.


arnesona said...

Melanie, I love your blog!! I didn't know that you made keychains. I totally agree with you and the "R" word. How is the pregnancy going?

Tammy and Parker said...

Excellent post. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.