So, this post has been started and stopped over the past few days, especially after the fierce Superbowl Muppet commercials. I’m taking up a challenge by Disney Donna Kay to blog today. I don’t usually put disclaimers like this one up, but this might be a good post to skip if you’re triggered by ableism or people being buttholes.
I love the Muppets and loved the The Muppets. However, Muppets Most Wanted has been doing nothing for me. I don’t care for Tina Fey; however, Ricky Gervais bugs me. I first heard of him during his ableist slur* gate. He’s apologized, but honestly, I ain’t got time for people who think saying stuff like that is ok. But Hedy, you argue, plenty of people who say messed-up stuff all the time. I reply, absolutely (I also don’t believe that intentions matter), but I can choose not to support someone who is a jerk.
*I’m not posting it here, but it’s a shortened version referring to folks with Down Syndrome which has essentially been used as a replacement r-word.