Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Preach it, Holly!

After being away from the computer most of yesterday, I found a quiet moment to check back in on all things social media. In my news feeds I immediately saw a lot of chatter from my autism friends about Holly Robinson Peete and 50 Cent. As they are both quite famous for very different reasons, I was intrigued and read on.

On Twitter, 50 Cent had apparently insulted someone that tweeted him by telling this person that he looked autistic. This ignorant quip had the ill-intended effect of the "R" word. Then, 50 Cent followed it up with another comment mentioning special ed. Of course, I was disgusted.

But, I gotta tell ya something. Autism parents are a fiesty bunch! As I was reading about this fiasco, I was thinking about how I could write a very spirited blog post without making him want to get a restraining order against me.

However, I saw that Holly Robinson Peete was leading the charge. I read her letter to 50 Cent and I have to say that she did a first rate, bang up job. I could not have written it any better myself! She was appropriate, informed and powerful. It's all the more reason to like her!

Holly, thank you from the bottom of my heart for representing the autism community so well. It is efforts like these that can help make change in the hearts of people everywhere.

To read the letter Holly Robinson Peete wrote to 50 Cent, click here.

To read a post from Lisa Ackerman of TACA about this, click here.

To read a post about the incident over at Strollerderby, click here.

Oh, and if by some miracle 50 Cent is reading this post, I have something I'd like to share with you...

50, this is what autism looks like in my boys. And, if I do say so myself, it looks damn handsome.

Photography by Dana Napoleon

Rant complete.

Happy Independence Day!
   

11 comments:

Sarah said...

Well said! I have been attempting to read all about this and haven't been able to get through it. Thanks for giving me a cliff-note version! It is nice to have powerful and compassionate people in our corner with stories of their own.

mutya sarmiento-depadua said...

Hi there! I am just in the beginning of my journey in ASD. My son got a lot of red flags a month ago after his assessment. He failed MCHAT, PEDS, etc. It all started when I noticed that he has delay in speech. He's cuddly, sweet and affectionate. We need to go back to the Developmental Pedia after 2 months. Doctor said it's too soon to say and he needs to undergo several screenings. Then I stumble into Primary Motor Stereotypies because the only thing that he does now is hand flapping and teeth gritting.
I know there is still a lot more. But the only thing I know is that I love my boy and I will be here for him no matter what.
I'm so proud of you Madam!

Judith said...

So damn handsome! :)

Anonymous said...

I have a 14yr daughter with aspergers and sent 50 cent her pic after her braces came off she is beautiful slim tall blonde hair blue eyes girl!

Manic Mom said...

They are pretty darn Handsome!!!!!
Great post, well said!

Tricia Tennery said...

They are very very handsome. My son is borderline autistic and I read about this probably around the same time that you did and was so upset. Yay to you and Holly! I am your newest follower and can't wait to read more from you. I found you as a blog award nominee by Mom Uncensored.

xoxo Tricia

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