Phoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2961 times:
Quoting JCS17 (Reply 1):
Not every disabled person needs some internet nanny to protect them from their disability... and many are willing to use it in a sort of comedy.
It is not a disable person who made that ad. It is an able bodied person who wants someone without arms and legs just so that he can make up some halloween costume. That is something I have a problem with.
Life only makes sense when you look at it backwards.
I don't see why this would be.
The ad is by no means offensive, and the person is seeking a person who can help him out for halloween. If that person might miss legs and arms has nothing to do with it, but we who are "normal" are very fast with judging, and therefore we think that disabled people would be harmed by this ad.
"We" actually have more issues with this ad then the disabled people who is reading it.
I find the idea pretty cool, and I wish him good luck.
TUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1846 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2659 times:
Reminds me of a CL ad I read around Christmas time last year that was seeking someone to come down their chimney and surprise their children on Christmas Eve and give them presents and then go back up the chimney.
Someday the sun will shine down on me in some faraway place - Mahalia Jackson
I found that somewhat disgusting and very selfish. The poster himself realises that by rating the request ''strange and really offensive''. He basically needs the disabled guy for a cuple hours just to create the buzz around himself.
Lapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1603 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2299 times:
Does everyone have a problem reading here? It doesn't mention anywhere about the "C3PO" having to have no arms, only legs amputated. IMHO if there is a person who has lost their legs who is willing to participate, then good luck to them, I think it's a great idea. Political correctness is going crazy in this world. If someone doesn't want to do it, they don't have to. And who knows, the person may be grateful for the opportunity to get dressed up and it could for a new friendship for both.