We deserve to tell the stories of our unique lived experience

Following community outrage at the decision to portray disability in this way, the studio has offered the standard empty “sorry to those who were offended”. But the damage is done. Movie-going children in their millions, whose world views are being actively shaped, will now associate limb difference with being scary and dangerous. They’ve learned a powerful, early lesson that disability is gross and scary.

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Topics:
Accessibility, Access, Inclusion

Author:
Jamila Rizvi

Source:
SMH

Date published:
Sun 10th Jan, 2021