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: