Missus Tribble:

How the very people that our autistic children admire can turn on them in the blink of an eye.

Originally posted on Beyond Autism Awareness:

The way I see it, Holly Robinson Peete let him off easy; fortunately for him, she is the very public face of Autism Awareness.  If she were not, if she were the average parent of a child on the Spectrum, Fitty would not have made it out unscathed.  I don’t know about any other parents out there, but don’t insult my child by mocking his disability.  Just don’t do there.  I’m sure I wouldn’t be alone in this sentiment, nor my anger, either.  If he doesn’t know what autistic looks like, he should ask others in the music industry what it looks like; I’m sure Toni Braxton and Boyz II Men‘s Shawn Stockman could show him some family photos.  Grow up Curtis.  Grow up. -Ed

 

By the way, here’s Holly Robinson Peete’s open letter to 50 Cent:

July 3, 2012

Dear 50 Cent,

Since last night my…

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About Missus Tribble

Media volunteer for Epilepsy Action (UK) and advocate for both epilepsy and autism awareness. Seamstress, cross-stitcher, sci-fi lover, ukulele player and Chelmsford's own Pickling Pagan who wants to inherit a TARDIS when she grows up. In the process of writing an as yet unnamed book, with anecdotes and information about being epileptic and autistic - and seeing the funny side! Also an entertainment journalist for What Culture, where I write about Doctor Who.
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6 Responses to

  1. Dear Missus Tribble,

    They open their mouths without thinking what damage their words can cause. Unbelievable.

    Love Dotty xxx

    • Dear Dotty,

      It seems to me that, the more famous a person is, the more they think they can get away with. I don’t know if my son listens to 50 Cent, but I’ll be sure to find out and tell his foster family why he should no longer listen to this jerk.

      PS: Thank you for returning my absinthe: my hand-blown reservoir glass arrived yesterday and I enjoyed christening it :)

  2. willowdot21 says:

    I do not know what to say? But people should think before they speak!

    • I was speechless with rage.

      Thankfully my faith in humanity has now been restored, by a total stranger typing the right words into a search engine for me to find on my dashboard.

  3. I love this mother’s response. I was a very good student, shy and quiet until I got to know someone, and then I could be goofy. The only fistfight I ever got into in my years of schooling was in high school, in defense of my special ed friend who had been mainstreamed into high school. Some guy was picking on him, and that was my limit. I’m quite sure the teachers were shocked, but I didn’t get into trouble, so I think they understood.

    • When I was a child nobody knew anything about autism. I was sent to a child psychologist because of my violent meltdowns and was regularly bullied.

      I am so glad for the young generation of today that they get the help and support that I didn’t – and I’m also shocked that somebody would use their fame to attack autistic people!

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