It’s not often that I post twice in one day, but I honestly felt that this couldn’t wait.
Tonight, I sat on the sofa next to hubs. He is playing some strange game on his laptop, and I’m tweeting/facebooking/pinteresting as usual, telly on in the background as usual, neither of us paying much attention to it.
All of a sudden I hear a man slurring about not being drunk but having cerebral palsy. Wait. What?!?
I look up and there’s a line up of obviously physically disabled men in a line up on the tv, all saying in turn “I’m not drunk, I have cerebral palsy” and I turned to my husband and said “what on earth is this?!?”
I am so appalled by it, that I don’t remember what his response was and instead grab the remote, hit the information button and up pops the display “I’m Spazticus” a new comedy show by channel 4 using disabled people to run pranks. Most of the dialogue comes across as a right piss take out of people with disabilities.
Unbelievable considering that in just over a week, channel 4 will be broadcasting the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Channel 4 is the “official broadcaster” of said Games.
How unbelievable! And absolute bad taste!
Who’s clever idea was it to allow such a programme to air?!? Because quite frankly the executives who approved this show need a couple of good swift kicks up the arse! And the producers? They should be ashamed of themselves. And don’t get me started on the creators and writers!
Because people with disabilities?
Good grief Channel 4, way to make the UK look insensitive to those with disabilities, JUST before you broadcast the Paralympic Games to billions of people worldwide.
Shame on you!
I like comedy as much as the next person and yes, I can laugh at myself, but outright taking the piss out of people with disabilities? That’s real douchey of you.
Epic Fail Channel 4.