My word, there’s some horrible shits out there. See, on CBeebies, they’ve got a new presenter called Cerrie Burnell. Now, Cerrie was born with one arm and now, some parents are worried that their children are going to have nightmares about the whole thing! The decision to hire her has prompted a series of complaints to the BBC from angry parents. One father said that he wants to ban his daughter from watching the channel because he fears she may ‘suffer nightmares’. The CBeebies message boards have been a bit clogged with idiotic parents moaning about this poor girl’s disability, very much sounding like they may well palm off their own prejudices on to their sprongs. Read over for some of the dribblings.
Speaking on the CBeebies message boards, one parent wrote, “Is it just me, or does anyone else think the new woman presenter on CBeebies may scare the kids because of her disability?” with another adding “there’s a time and place for showing kids all the “differences” that people can have, but nine in the morning in front of two year olds is NOT the place!”
It defies belief huh?
Another message reads; “how do you explain to a three year old child why the one of the presenters has half an arm. She was extremely upset and confused by this and continues to ask questions.”
However, thankfully, all the posters aren’t complete tits, with one saying; “I am completely appalled by a number of posts in this thread. It worries me that my children are growing up in a world full of prejudice which some parents see fit to perpetuate.” After looking through the boards, it certainly seems that more parents are disgusted by the anti-disability attitude than not, which is great news.
However, it’s dreadful that there are sections of the TV watching public who think that employing someone with a disability is ‘PC Gone Mad’ or indeed, something bad at all. I wonder what these people thought of Britain’s Missing Top Model? Well, as you judge a woman for a missing arm, so to I judge you for having a missing brain.
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