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Really, people? You're still using the term RETARD in a joking manner? I mean, really? What is wrong with you people? This is not okay in so many ways.
I was shopping for a greeting card recently and found a funny one, so I picked it up to buy, then proceeded to read others by the same company, Bald Guy Greetings.
Needless to say, I put the card back and then talked to the store management, who were disappointed to find they had this on their floor. On BaldGuyGreetings.com there's a little "contact us" tab, so you can let them know how you feel about them making money off making fun of Mental Retardation. You can go right ahead and email Ian Kalman at email@example.com
If you know me, know my daughter, or know anyone affected by a developmental disability, then I'm pretty sure you can see why this isn't funny. It's mean.
A few days ago, a physician in the area where I live shared this photo on FB where he got a bunch of "likes" and comments like, "thanks, really needed that laugh!" :
When you post things, publish things, share things like this,
it doesn't make you funny.
It makes you an asshole.
Here's one more picture:
This is my little girl. She has a developmental disability and is preparing to enter a cognitively impaired classroom in the fall. Cognitively Impaired. Do you know what that means? Would you look at her, point, and call her retarded? Would you post a picture of her on FB and make a joke?
Don't be a dick.
I just heard back from the head Bald Guy at Bald Guy Greetings, Ian. Here's the email he sent me:
Alright, so it turns out Ian at BaldGuyGreetings.com isn't such a bad guy. I really do appreciate him getting back to me. I don't understand how he could feel uncomfortable about a product he puts out, though. So, I guess, we could buy his cards... just not that one.