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And that poor guy at 6:10 when the guy says he`s there for murder, the kid has the most scared look on his face.
The real problem does actually come from maintaining the opinion that they`re different. All in all, they do the same as everyone else: they do the best they can, and that sets them equal to everyone.
But still, its MTV. How could they be doing anything -but- exploit, exploit, exploit?
I disagree also. None of us are allowed to have complete freedom of decisions. However these people are venerable to being laughed at which is exactly why they need guidance. Would you think it was fair to put someone who is mentally handicapped in a freak show to be laughed at, even if they enjoyed it? I don`t think you would and the reason for that is that it would teach the ignorant members of the public that it is acceptable to laugh at peoples disabilities.
I don`t think thats the point. No one is doubting that these people are enjoying it. However this looks to me as if it is simply a case of having disabled people try to report the news for comedic value. I personally saw this in terms of taking the p*ss out of the presenters behavior which I don`t think is on.
It is teaching people to laugh at the mental handicapped when we should blatantly be laughing with them.
People saying that they have to be protected and have all their decisions made for them because they can`t think for themselves is the most insulting.
I bet whoever here is freaking out is not close with someone with downs or another form of a mental disability. Relax everyone, it was done in good taste and they were enjoying themselves.
This could`ve been done bad but it wasn`t. All in good fun.
In a way this is actually a good thing. I work with older adults who have various disabilities, and people need more exposure to the fact that just because people look or behave in a way that is not considered to be "normal", doesn`t mean that that individual doesn`t have hopes/dreams/aspirations or even a desire to have fun. I just hate the fact that this is MTV taking advantage of those folks, in order to be "edgy".
This comparision`s pretty accurate if you`ve ever listened to a porn actress talk. I think people should sue MTV for false advertising where`s the music?
Now I rather wish I could remember the name of the old show. Handicapped news or somethin`...
But it`s from MTV so... exploitative.
I would never have guessed. I thought it was perfectly normal to pay jackasses to put their bodies in harm`s way for the sake of a cheap laugh.
Yes, I did just relate porn actresses to the mentally handicapped.
Now where am I going and why am I in this hand basket?
I don`t think so.
I think it`s a brilliant idea. People with disabilities and disadvantages deserve opportunities like this. It helps inspire others with disabilities and gives insight to those without.
This coming from the brain of a Special Education major.
Very well put. =p
But I think I agree with you. I can`t decide if I like the fact that they`re giving these mentally disabled people a chance, or if they`re making fun of them.
And besides i have never seen a news station with someone who has down syndrome. know why? because they are afraid it would look bad on them because not everyone who`s broadcasting is beautiful.
If they want to do it and people want to watch it I really dont see what`s the problem. It will probably get old really fast so dont worry too much. I have had a firend with mental disability when I was younger and I know how it`s like... it`s hard for them to be original.
or do they say
"These guys look different and sound different, I shall laugh at them and stay in my narrow mindset." ? I think the latter. Therefore MTV sucks.