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The movie Tropic Thunder miss-use of the "R" word.

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An amputee buddy of mine that I met when he lived in Vermont and was starting up a support group a couple of years back just sent this to me. I thought that it was worth sharing with everybody. I have not seen the movie, but I respect the point of view, and will think twice before using the "R' word from here on out.

I don’t know how many of you have heard, but there is a movie out that ridicules people with developmental disabilities. The movie is Tropic Thunder. It repeatedly uses the “R” word in the movie which is a offensive portrayal of people with developmental disabilities. I hope that all of you will support people with disabilities by not attending or supporting this movie. APRIL, which is the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living has developed a response to this offense. Click on the link below to see a great response to this terrible attitude that the movie industry has allowed. Remember, “RESPECT” is the correct “R” word.

Bob Barker

Hays, KS

In response to the film Tropic Thunder and its incredibly offensive portrayal of people with developmental disabilities (particularly, its frequent use of the "R" word), the ARCs of Virginia and Northern Virginia developed this public service announcement: http://www.blueberryshoes.com/psa/index.html

It's brief and well worth watching!

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Distributed to APRIL members at the request of Dawn Francis, Executive Director, Iowa SILC, by:

Diana L. Spas, Information Coordinator

Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC: Rural),

The University of Montana Rural Institute, 52 Corbin Hall, Missoula, MT 59812-7056

888-268-2743 (toll-free); 406-243-5760 (my office)

406-243-4200 TTY; 405-243-2349 (fax)

dspas@ruralinstitute.umt.edu

http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu

(RTC: Rural)

http://mtdh.ruralinstitute.umt.edu

(Montana Disability and Health Program)

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:smile: wonderful clip; hard to believe that this movie would be allowed to air in this politically correct age joy :unsure:

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