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Date: 02/27/09 03:20 PM

263 Responses to Parents Complain New Female TV Host

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2009 at 10:29 am
    Link: Parents Complain New Female TV Host - Parents are refusing to let their kids watch. If you were a parent, would you let your kid watch her show?
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    wow. some parents are stupid. well, nevermind. many parents are stupid.
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    Backfat Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    damn stupid parents.....
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    Ant0n Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:34 pm
    why would you let a 3 year old watch TV in the first place? Isn`t there are better things to do for them at this age?
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    arabking Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:36 pm
    The parents can use this to teach kids about prejudice and discrimination. Too bad the damned parents think its wrong.
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    Backfat Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:37 pm
    why would you let a 3 year old watch TV in the first place? Isn`t there are better things to do for them at this age?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I`m guessing you don`t have kids.

    Parents let their kids watch TV so they can get a freeking break every so often.

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    habbazoot
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:38 pm
    unless im looking straight at it, i really dont see it. i mean i see she has half an arm, but my mind creates like a clear gel thing where the air around her arm adcts as her arm...its hard to explain


    but yeah go outside

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    simim23 Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    So you mean none of the kids are scared?

    The parents are just worried their kids will be scared?

    Wow, these are some over-protective parents. They`re also bigots.

    That`s screwed up.

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    HuskysTiger Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    That dad is right. It`s the parents who have a problem with her...I highly doubt there`s a lot of kids having nightmares over seeing her. Wouldn`t they be more curious than scared? And when they do ask just explain to them (it`s not like she lost it in an accident and gore is involved) she was born that way.
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    people are stupid. kids dont care. its the stupid parents as such who are pushing their judgements on their kids.
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    kinicke Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    Wow. What a horrible reaction. People are so ignorant. How about talking to your kids and explaining about different kinds of people. They`d only be scared if you were scared.
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:47 pm
    I`m raising my 5 year old sister and I had her watch this with no sound. She did ask me why the lady had a weird arm and I just said, "That`s just the way some people are made." and she was fine with it. She wasn`t scared at all. Kids, by nature are curious and are more likely to just ask about something rather than run away screaming. I think parents are the one creating a state of fear about this woman.
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    KoolaidDylan Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:48 pm
    It`s better for a child to see and learn about this type of stuff on a television show rather than not knowing what a disability is and having them stare at someone rudely in public.
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    dystopia04 Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    "how do you explain to a 3 year old that the host only has half an arm?"

    ummm.... you say she was born that way its no big deal and get on with your life. seriously, ppl, if you treat something like its a big deal then it is, if you treat it like its not a prblem then its not. i cant believe with all the talk nowadays about equality that some people would actually have a problem with this.

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    "How do you explain to your kids that the host has only one full arm."

    Duh, easy if you ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT IT!

    Question: Mommy? Why does that woman only have one arm?

    Answer: Well, sometimes people are born that way. Sometimes in the womb something doesn`t grow all the way, and the baby is born with half an arm, a leg, or sometimes another part of their body is missing. It`s no one`s fault really, it`s just very unfortunate. But if you watch, she doesn`t seem at all effected by it. She grew up learning how to deal with her challenge, and look at her now! She`s on TV!

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    pandaiscool Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    What a horrible reaction some people have!
    Absolutely ridiculous, whats even supposed to be scary about having only one arm anyway?
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    SGB Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    Of course children should watch this presenter because with any luck they won`t grow up with the same ridiculous prejudices as their parents!
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    Hey hey HEY, I say put her in a closet... no one wants to see that [email protected]
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    plowerd Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    awe, that little kids accent was adorable. And those parents suck. thats horrible.
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    ghostofme Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    That`s what has people so upset? Children may be getting scared because part of her right arm is missing? WTF?

    I have a second cousin who was born with the same ailment; her left arm did not fully develop and will always have only half of an arm, ending right after the elbow. As a kid, I was curious for about ten minutes until I asked my parents and they told me why. It didn`t scare me. After that, I didn`t think twice about it.

    I honestly thought that this was going to be some huge-breasted woman wearing a low cut, skin tight T-Shirt hosting a kids show...at least that I could understand.

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    Kalishpa Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    This is really terrible. I mean how would you people who dont like this feel if your kid grows up and has a kid with a disabilty...What if they start looking at them weird just because you taught them that being different was bad or scary. Those Ignorant people should have their legs chopped off so they could see how it is to have to live differently. Now I dont have a deformity but I have some health problems and one of them is Tourrett Syndrome. I`m 18 years old but even today it bothers me when someone laughs, stares, or mocks me. One day these people will understand how much it hurts.
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    videogamer Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    This is idiotic. I could understand if the parents were against a host with some mental disability which caused them to behave oddly, but a missing arm?? My only consolation is that, for once, this kind of thing isn`t coming from America.

    I wonder how Opiebreath feels about this.

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    InfernoToxic Female 13-17
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    That`s drating terrible. That`s like making fun of the disabled kid in school because it "scares" people. I thought this kind of poo would be over with by the 21st century but apparently adults are still stuck in the 20th.
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    BlooPikachu Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:57 pm
    Parents are just being too overprotective. Kids are very acceptable of differences, you just have to teach them.
    And if the kids do have nightmares about that, then they`re just pansies. :P
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    pmarren Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    I bet she sucks at giving the "High-Five".
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    Kaleotera Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    This is an issue of our society. There are no normal people on T.V. they are all these crazy perfect looking people with no visable flaws.
    Maybe one day our society will be able to accept people for who they are, because this outrage at that woman is just sad.
    It is not all that difficult to sit a kid down and explain things to them.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    If you can`t explian this to your children you shouldn`t have children. She`s also pretty cute I`d hit it
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    *explain
  29. Profile photo of RandyTheFool
    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    OH MY GOD, THAT FEMALE TV HOST LOOKS LIKE A WOMAN WHO HAD SURGERY TO BE A MAN!

    Oh, wait. It`s just Matt Lauer.

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    Mweebles Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    Ugh. Some of the parents seem horrible. How dare she be on TV when she only has one arm! The children will be scarred for life and develop a fear of one-armed people! OHMYGOSH she was born with it? What a horrible person! All people should have two arms and if not, then they`re not people!!!!!
    :-/

    These days I`m starting to lose my tolerance and patience for people who can`t seem to accept others who aren`t exactly like them.

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    ConverseUK Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    "My only consolation is that, for once, this kind of thing isn`t coming from America."

    You`re kidding, right? Out of all the issues this video is dealing with, you can still manage to say something THAT selfish?

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    huck08 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:04 pm
    if they were eating at a restaurant and their server was handicapped, would they leave and eat somewhere else? what if their pastor was handicapped, would they change churches? god forbid they ever get pulled over by a one-armed cop...would they refuse the ticket? my parents took the time to actually TEACH me that not all people are alike...my, how times have changed...

    and i agree w/ ghostofme...i thought it was gonna be some chick w/ big juggs or something.

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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:04 pm
    Well, it all depends on the intended age bracket for this show. I can see, a 4 year old let`s say, not really being able to grasp the concept of a disability like that and being scared of it.

    I agree that it would also be a good way for them to learn about things of this nature, but you gotta put it in perspective -- they may not be able to.

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    mrwnt Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    Reminds me of the case where a family was asked to leave a state fair with their daughter because she was paralyzed or something like that.
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    Vikstar Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:09 pm
    Let`s see - how long did it take those parents to type those messages online? And how long would it have taken for them to educate their kids about the fact that some people are simple made differently to others?

    Right. So how about they stop bitching on the internet, and start parenting.

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    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:10 pm
    I wouldn`t so much be afraid of my kids being scarred by her nub as much as I would be afraid that my kids would start lopping their arms off in order to emulate the woman.
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    philippic Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:13 pm
    lol its funny
    cos when one of the kids wins a prize on their competitions
    she gives em a round of applause by slappin the back of her neck!
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    ChronicJ Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:13 pm
    Bright, engaging and missing half of an arm. lol
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    acey365 Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    This sort of thing makes me Incredibly ashamed to be British. I first noticed it on the BBC website and many of the comments there were very supportive of her. I applaud the BBC for it. Its one of the best dicisions they have made in years. There really is no better way to teach kids tolerance. This show BTW was shown on cBeebies which is a channel devoted to children under the age of about 6. Its only a small minority og people in Britain who think children should be mollicodled and protected from the outside world.
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    JGESS Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:17 pm
    This is crap. What do you think a parent says to a young child says when their father or mother comes back from Iraq missing a limb??

    Unfortunatly this woman was born with a disability. Discrimination is so wrong in this instance. Its a part of life that doesnt make her grotesque, but rather it makes the parents grotesque for not trying to explain the issue and trying to hide from it.

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    msieg007 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    I`d hit it.
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    I thought the she was hired to the show delibarately because it was a show FOR disabled kids... at least thats what my friend (with baby brother XD) said.
    If I were the kids parents Id tell them not to be so damn prejudiced and to grow the eff up, dammit.
    Id make such a great mom lmao
  43. Profile photo of ChronicJ
    ChronicJ Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    How is she disabled? She is handicapable. She got job on TV. She seems to be doing OK for herself.
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    Zepher Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    Who cares if she`s missing half a arm? If she`s doing a good job... doesn`t matter.
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    DaniDrkHrt Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    I was taught from a very young age that just because someone is disabled, or looks different, doesn`t mean you avoid them. When I go out and public I and see someone that is disabled, I see so many people stop and stare and it breaks my heart. I don`t stare, nor do I avoid them. I make eye contact, speak with them as if they were humans, which they are. I think it`s great that the children who watch this are learning that some people are different and that`s okay. I say embrace change, embrace our flaws, and embrace one another.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:22 pm
    we must shield our little ones from the horrors of these people, also from black people

    goddamn idiotic parents, next they are going to ban rocket shaped straws

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    doesntloveu Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    I don`t see how that could be so scary. Kids would probably be curious, but i doubt they would be scared of that.
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    Lockon Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    LOL how funny. I`ll admit, if I was a little kid watching her for the first time, I wouldn`t be able to take my eyes off that arm.
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    akijade Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    Really? Really? I think this is wonderful. Teach kids early that different isn`t bad. I love the comment of "How do you explain to a 3 year old why a woman only has half of an arm?" Uhm... she was born that way?

    It`s the parents that have the problem. Not the kids.

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    slugs Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:34 pm
    Anyone notice she`s missing an arm? That`s f-ed up right there.
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    BeatleBonker Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:35 pm
    Because teaching our kids that everyone in the world is normal and nobody is different is JUST what we need to do.
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    sking7 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    Lets make her a lesbian and see what happens!
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    Fantom2993 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    Because it`s totally her fault she was born that way.
    Good lesson kids, someone is different, so we should criticize and shun them.
    And really, the movie Finding Nemo. Didn`t he have a bad fin? Were parents all (pardon the pun) up in arms about it?
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    stencilcat Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    Who cares if shes missing a arm! If u dumb ppl would learn how to EXPLAIN things 2 your kids they wouldnt have problems later on sheesh! If u protect your kids from too much then well..they turn out like me...and thats why my kids arent ever gonna grow up the way I had too.
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    SoMeMeXiCaN Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    ah the Brits... always criticizing Americans how they are misguided and stupid, while they sit and refuse to accept the fact that not everyone in the world is flawless. Heartless Brits.
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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    All these "PARENTS" like the dad said are the ones writing in. I bet they`re the same type of people who complain to the BBC about something that could possibly be said to be racist and they`re writing in on BEHALF of black/asian people because they think it could be insulting to them...
    They`re infact the ones insulting everyone by doing so ebcause they think that other people can`t stand up for them selves.

    SO THIS WOMAN HAS LESS THAN AVERAGE NUMBER OF ARMS. Don`t we all!? If you think about it, 6 billion people, even if one person had 3 arms, the entire pop. of the world would have less than average number of arms.

    Oh this is making me SO angry I`m rambling and not making any sense!!!

    BNFJDSKAHFAK

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    tiggerwitch1 Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:47 pm
    would a 3-year old child even notice that the woman has one arm? hell, i`m 18 and i almost didnt notice until the reporter kept pointing it out. it`s time for people to move on with their lives
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    Hazman Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:48 pm
    Ergh, seal off vaginas until the parents aren`t brainless C*NTS!!
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    Ches47 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:55 pm
    That`s so lame that people would write that stuff.
    Seriously, the lady is trying to make a living and is very good from what I can tell.

    "Why doesn`t she have an arm?"
    Answer: "She was born that way, son."

    Why does everyone on TV have to be perfect or evil?

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    letsgopoping Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:56 pm
    when i read the description i thought it was going to be somebody that was to sensual or what ever..
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    outfire Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    I really can`t see why this would be a problem to some people. I could understand why some people wouldn`t let their kids watch, but the vicious messages, how ridiculous! I had figured that the world was above this, i guess not.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:03 pm
    wow england, get over it...
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm
    OK why are british tv complaints ALLWAYS charecterized by internet message boards?? < Its the truth.

    Also she seems fine to me Although when i first saw Opie it was a bit ickish "no offense" but I didn`t even blink at the sight of her; the children will get used to it FAST or even not feel anything at all.

    Love ya opie

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    spp Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    I haven`t heard anything about this here! Silly parents though, there are far worse disabilities to have that would need more explanation than this.

    Oh and BTW, this would be BRITISH not English, as the show isn`t just in England.

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    Vhreio Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    People actually think that children can`t handle someone with half an arm? wow...
  66. Profile photo of boglob
    boglob Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:10 pm
    It`s my guess that it`s a bunch of sad Daily Mail reading NIMBY`s who`s kids are adults anyway that are compalening
  67. Profile photo of Mo73
    Mo73 Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    What do you mean how do you explain it? How about talk to your freakin kids.
  68. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    "how ridiculous! I had figured that the world was above this, i guess not."

    hey look, he made a funny...right?! oh he was serious? somebody is living in a dreamland..

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    TieDyePlatap Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    Obviously I would not let my children watch this the host is a WOMAN!
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    Anyalazagna Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    "How do you explain to a three-year-old child why one of the hosts has half an arm?"

    If you`re not up for explaining things like that, don`t have children. Kids are known for being curious and asking lots of questions, it`s how they learn.

    How do you explain it? Tell them the truth, maybe?

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    Igmo Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    ...You`re kidding...right? I thought the society evolved. This is so stupid-- it`s better to teach kids early on in life that being "different" isn`t a a bad thing.
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    CinematicD Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:18 pm
    Ok... im sure if the parents were taught about this kind of thing at an early age.. they wouldn`t have a problem with it now... JUST SAYING
  73. Profile photo of RdDan
    RdDan Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm
    Bet you 50 quid the complainers were Daily Mail readers.
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    BrainBits Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    I`d hit it.
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    gandhi172 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:22 pm
    This is ridiculous.
    If I were ever in a situation with this with my (currently nonexistent) children, I wouldn`t care about them watching this, inf act it`ll be a good experience for them.
    If they tell me they`re scared, then I`ll tell them to suck it up. Harsh, but it prepares them for the real world.
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    dammit, i thought she was going to be really hot and dressed slutty like some telemundo sh*t. and so much for europeans being so socially advanced.
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    deadskull35 Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    fap.
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    Citizen_V Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    It is not like the BBC did not think hiring her was going to attract controversy and subsequently, viewers.
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    1williamsg Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    i would let my children watch it (if i had children that is) but i have to admit that i would be continulously watching the arm with out a hand if i was watching it with my kids (if i had any)
    same for if my neices (which i have two of{also have one nephew}0 were watching it for that matter
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    CaaBaaRaa Female 13-17
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:38 pm
    When I was about six I saw this girl without any arms and it scared me, but only because I`d never seen anything much like it before. Parents should tell their children `some people are born like that`. I think this presenter proves to people with disabilities that you can achieve anything you want.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    If it actually scared my kids, I would say so, but I wouldn`t get all upset without them actually being scared. I would have let them watch it when they were that age.
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    joe900c Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:41 pm
    what a bunch of asshats.
    they should just chill out.
    just change the channel. better yet, turn it off.
    problem solved.
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    Robert_D Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    Kudos to them for introducing kids to different people. Better that they learn to accept disabled people now than learn to shun disabled people later.
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    Raccoon Female 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    Really? Come on, UK! Really??!?

    In all seriousness, she`s kinda cute, and she seems to have a good television personality. I wouldn`t mind letting my kids watch her.

    We get some CBeebies shows here, including Mr. Maker, and the kids LOVE them!

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    saisay Male 30-39
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    I was loling at this the other day haha.
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    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    Geez, is it that hard to explain it to children? >_>
    And I`m pretty sure there`s more than 1 kid`s show in the UK.
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    Elvi739 Female 13-17
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    February 27, 2009 at 2:55 pm
    LMFAO.

    That`s epic.

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    chillimac Male 18-29
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    February 27, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    so... everyone in england are cripple-haters?
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
    4031 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    Seriously, parents? A woman with a deformed arm, oh noes!
    Just explain to your kid that some people are not born the same way. There`s going to be people with deformities and that it`s okay and nothing to be afraid of.

    I hate these cases... when parents are more upset than the kids. For f-ck`s sake, stop making it a bigger deal than it is. Your kid is going to have to deal with it sometime, might as well let them get accustomed to it young.

  90. Profile photo of andystevens
    andystevens Male 18-29
    247 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    England is such a backward country in so many ways. They get it from their inbred monarchy.
  91. Profile photo of TVirus014
    TVirus014 Female 18-29
    25 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 3:05 pm
    how do you explain to a three year old about a lady with only one arm?
    simple, suck in your chest, tell them and don`t pussy out on the questions. Simple as that.
  92. Profile photo of PontaFanta
    PontaFanta Female 13-17
    230 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    This is the saddest thing I`ve ever seen. If you tell your kids they can`t watch it anymore, you`re making them believe looking different is wrong.

    Also, if they`re having nightmares, that`s the parent`s fault. Dumbasses don`t deserve to have kids if that`s what they`re teaching them.

  93. Profile photo of AchLstStnd
    AchLstStnd Male 30-39
    144 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 3:17 pm
    Damn...she`s cute.

    Here`s her bio on the show website. Check out her favorite game.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/presenters/cerrie_tv.shtml

    She seems to have a sense of humor. Everyone should just get the hell over it.

  94. Profile photo of astridhaze
    astridhaze Female 18-29
    738 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    The disability advocate in this was right- it`s the parents who have a problem.

    Children do not fear or hate differences unless they learn it from someone else. That`s how prejudice is born.

  95. Profile photo of PacoP42
    PacoP42 Male 13-17
    1064 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 3:31 pm
    What a cute 5 year old. looks just like me as a wee little lad!

    http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg115...

  96. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    Fu*k the parents. Get her on the show and teach the kids about discrimination.
  97. Profile photo of Eichenkatze
    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
    780 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm
    So wait a minute, let me get this straight...

    These parents are refusing to let their children watch a TV show merely because this woman is missing an arm? What.. the.. drat is wrong with you society? Get over yourselves, she`s a person too!

    Christ, maybe it is time for another flood if people are going to sit prejudice over a limb- or lock there of

  98. Profile photo of hollowshyguy
    hollowshyguy Male 18-29
    72 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    wow... people are drating idiots =( any kid who isn`t disabled himself is capable of understanding why she`s missing a hand >_>
  99. Profile photo of Lalet
    Lalet Female 18-29
    28 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    It is absolutely only the parents who have a problem with this. In high school, I had a class with a girl who had only part of one arm as well. I was a little surprised at first, but it was never a problem and after that one moment of `oh` you forgot all about it. And nobody was ever bothered by it, even in high school. If you see someone with a disability later on in life, no one`s going to come up to warn you beforehand. And why should they? It doesn`t really concern you. I think introducing kids to the fact that some people have disabilities early in life is brilliant.
  100. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    She could put a sock on her arm as to demonstrate that the whole point of her being the host on that show was not because she was missing a limb.

    It would traumatise the kids less and still insite them to ask questions on disabilities.

  101. Profile photo of dirty_blue
    dirty_blue Female 18-29
    75 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    "andystevens-England is such a backward country in so many ways. They get it from their inbred monarchy"

    Whats that all about??! T*sser...


  102. Profile photo of Thetas
    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    Ohhh I see the problem now. The host is a woman.
  103. Profile photo of dirty_blue
    dirty_blue Female 18-29
    75 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    It is quite shocking that some narrow minded people still have such prejudiced views of disability and such....

    I bet the same people wouldn`t have the guts to stand up and say how they feel to her face......

  104. Profile photo of horseyplay
    horseyplay Male 18-29
    98 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    Get that lassie a terminator limb! Sweet dreams, kiddies. Anyone think the bald bloke looks like Dr. Evil?
  105. Profile photo of Fwoggie2
    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:07 pm
    Oh for the love of all things holy, I CAN NOT Believe that this is going international, it was on the BBC News website, it`s insane... Who cares, certainly not a 3 year old...
  106. Profile photo of Jonatncito
    Jonatncito Male 13-17
    173 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:07 pm
    I`d hit that like a 747.
    if i had kids, i`d let them watch that...if they asked me what`s wrong with her, i`d ask `do you really even care?`
  107. Profile photo of ghoulie11
    ghoulie11 Male 18-29
    359 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    Thetas I agree women should not be teaching children anything on the other han... oh shi-
  108. Profile photo of jessica_j435
    jessica_j435 Female 18-29
    9 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    i cannot believe how narrow minded people are. when the parents are saying oh well why do i tell my kid when they ask why she only has one arm. WELL poo explain to them how that happens. my hell. talk about being judgemental.
  109. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    "how do you explain to a three-year-old child why one of the hosts has half an arm?"
    Um...how about, "That`s the way she was born."
    Bam. End of discussion. Kid gets on with life. If not, time to bring out the rod of correction.
  110. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4012 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    Awwww those poor little snowflakes, seeing someone imperfect.

    Dumbass.

  111. Profile photo of GosuPaul
    GosuPaul Male 18-29
    516 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:29 pm
    "andystevens-England is such a backward country in so many ways. They get it from their inbred monarchy"

    Whats that all about??! T*sser...

    -------------------------------------------------

    Lmao.

  112. Profile photo of mal_BB
    mal_BB Male 18-29
    1231 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:29 pm
    I doubt kids really care-most kids arn`t bothered if a person is disabled or has a limb missing. Also, what job are the parents doing if they can`t even talk to their kids about something like this? I seriously doubt any kid would be `scared` by her, and if they are, its the parents fault.
  113. Profile photo of skipidydooda
    skipidydooda Male 13-17
    178 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    how dare that bitch have one arm
  114. Profile photo of PinkAndGreen
    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
    917 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    The nerve of that woman! Everyone knows your not allowed to go on TV with one arm! It would make kids think that being different in a way outside of your control, is acceptable. And they can`t have that, now can they? They need to go back to learning how if you have a disability, you are not allowed to go on TV where millions of people can witness your imperfection.

    Seriously though, they want her off the TV because she was BORN with one arm? Sick, twisted, judgmental people out there.

  115. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    Maybe if MORE people on TV had physical disabilities, then she wouldn`t scare kids at all because they would have seen that sort of thing before and know there is nothing wrong with it. That`s just the way some people are.

    And, what do these parents think about other celebrities with disabilities, like former Major League Baseball pitcher Jim Abbott (who had only one hand) - how did the parents explain to their kids why Jim Abbott had only one hand? Maybe he shouldn`t have been allowed to play Major League Baseball because he might scare kids who are watching!

    Maybe we shouldn`t let fat people or black people on TV either. How will parents explain to their kids why those people on TV look different than them?

  116. Profile photo of jimbobsthebe
    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
    639 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:49 pm
    I bet the sort of parents who don`t let their children watch this program are the same sort that do let them watch people like Paris Hilton.

    Why do people have to get so up in arms about this (pun a little bit intended). Why wouldn`t parents want their children to learn about disability from a young age?

  117. Profile photo of jimbobsthebe
    jimbobsthebe Male 18-29
    639 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    Also...

    "Seriously though, they want her off the TV because she was BORN with one arm? Sick, twisted, judgmental people out there."

    Does anyone else notice the slight hypocritical nature of this statement?

  118. Profile photo of YOUREWINNER
    YOUREWINNER Male 18-29
    534 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:52 pm
    omg roll down that sleeve woman at least it looks like youl have a floppy arm (but TWO arms()
  119. Profile photo of Zerocyde
    Zerocyde Male 18-29
    3256 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 4:52 pm
    Please! God damn it! MORE messed up tv hosts and MAKE kids watch! I am so god damned sick of having to deal with my kids freaking out whenever they see someone in a wheelchair or something. Quit shrouding it in mystery, it`s drating ignorant.
  120. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm
    PS - I also think she is really cute...is she married?
  121. Profile photo of krath
    krath Male 18-29
    265 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    Lets just hide are kids from everything, and create a false perfect world. That will probably cause them more issues then just explaining the realities around them.
  122. Profile photo of StapleMeElmo
    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
    1029 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 5:05 pm
    I wonder why there hasn`t been a movie featuring someone with an actual prosthetic arm as an action movie. If there was one, then there isn`t enough.
  123. Profile photo of Mariam67
    Mariam67 Female 18-29
    173 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 5:10 pm
    Come on, this is a perfect excuse to explain to your children that some people are different. I think that guy is right saying it`s the parents that have the problem, not the kid.
  124. Profile photo of Kaizer250
    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
    777 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    Yeah, it really seems like more of the parents having problems than the kids.
  125. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    "Lets just hide are kids from everything, and create a false perfect world. That will probably cause them more issues then just explaining the realities around them."

    I got a better idea. Lets just expose our kids to everything, and create a real crappy world. That will probably cause them less confidence then just explaining the lies around them.

  126. Profile photo of StapleMeElmo
    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
    1029 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    ooh especially if it stars a hot chick.
  127. Profile photo of Groogle
    Groogle Male 30-39
    2172 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 5:18 pm
    All i`m saying is that it`s ok to show someone with disability to kids but dont rub their face in it.
  128. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9237 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 5:18 pm
    It`s the parents falt that this is going on. Most kids don`t really care anyway.
  129. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2065 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    So what? That`s a little demeaning to other people born with disabilities and birth defects. I personally think it was actually a good idea. I`d let my kids watch it.
  130. Profile photo of dutchboy93
    dutchboy93 Male 13-17
    45 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 5:41 pm
    Yeah, sorry, but if I was a 5 year old I`d be a little freaked out by that.
  131. Profile photo of jondegi
    jondegi Female 18-29
    188 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 5:47 pm
    What in the drat?!

    I would`ve thought that this would`ve been a perfect opportunity to teach my kids about disabilities, and how they make us no less different from each on the inside.

    These parents are really trying to shelter their kids. They`re doing the wrong thing.

  132. Profile photo of M364N
    M364N Female 18-29
    209 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    so what shes beautifu smart seems verry nice and is intelligent if any thing i support her way to go girl
  133. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
    1348 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 6:02 pm
    WTF the is wrong with some people. I have a friend and her arm is basically like this, nothing wrong w her at all, she`s fun and pretty damn hot.
  134. Profile photo of nakoninja
    nakoninja Male 18-29
    354 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 6:02 pm
    so no parents even let their kids see it and declared it would scare their kids without any basis? sigh this world is really starting to go backwatds
  135. Profile photo of FireEmerald
    FireEmerald Male 13-17
    174 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    Yeah the solution is complaining, it`s educating. Sometimes society just drating aggravates me =\
  136. Profile photo of Hitaki318
    Hitaki318 Female 13-17
    193 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 6:15 pm
    I personally think it`s a great idea to teach the kids about diabilities and discrimination. If it`s not shown now, when will they learn? It certainly wouldn`t be good to have a kid ask his mom, "Mommy, why`s that man have no hand??"
    Of course, just because the show has a host with a disability, doesn`t mean they need to talk about it a whole lot. It looks like it`s proving that people with disabilities are no different than "regular" (if that`s even the appropriate word) people.
    The kids usually don`t care if someone`s a bit different. If they do, all they need to do is ask. Parents should talk to their kids early on is my opinion.
  137. Profile photo of Negative_One
    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2583 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 6:17 pm
    I think that douchebag in the blue striped shirt is the scary one.
  138. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3431 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 6:17 pm
    The Irony is that the parents doing the complaining only have half a brain. Besides, if she was outfitted with a kick ass prosthetic like Immaculate, Kids would flipping LOVE the show because Kids LOVE Robots.
  139. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    Seriously? What the f*ck? Okay I might get a bit heated about this because of my personal connection, but I don`t understand the logic here. I`m missing a hand and have NEVER had a child run away in fear, act disgusted, or anything. I either get the response that they stare a lot and then ask their parents, or they stare a lot and then ask me, or they just come right up and ask me. The kids never seem weirded out, and I have seen a LOT of reactions. If these parents want their kids to not see this, then they can have them not watch it. It`s pretty f*cking simple, there`s even a button for it. It`s labeled, "OFF".

    There was a flash of an email that mentioned the girl "`flaunting` her disability". What the f*ck? Honestly, if a girl with half an arm disturbs people that much, they need to take a walk outside every now and then. I`ve been accused of flaunting my disability before, with those exact words.

    It is incredibly frustrating to me that this is still happenin

  140. Profile photo of deltaumarcus
    deltaumarcus Male 18-29
    1958 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    She`s missing half her arm. What`s the big deal? Opie is right. If the parents don`t like it, they can change the channel. If that`s too much, turn off the TV. Come on parents, common drating sense
  141. Profile photo of nakoninja
    nakoninja Male 18-29
    354 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    how dare you walk out in public and flaunt your disability. you should have no right to live your life like a normal person because of that! you need to stay in your house away from all of our precious children out there so as not to scare them! /sarcasm

    srsly there is protective and then there is moronic. these parents are moronic

  142. Profile photo of Silverlake
    Silverlake Male 13-17
    766 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 6:22 pm
    imn disappointed opie, that was not as much of a rant as i expected

    but you are correct, what the drat

  143. Profile photo of Shadowspirt
    Shadowspirt Male 13-17
    528 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 6:25 pm
    Haha people are stupid. I wish we will all just die already.
  144. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 6:37 pm
    I didn`t have enough room to get in the angry and have some factual stuff. So I went with the factual.
  145. Profile photo of Mariam67
    Mariam67 Female 18-29
    173 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 6:46 pm
    My mother says that when my brother was about 2, he looked up my grandpa`s sleeve where his arm used to be and asked "grandpa, where your arm go?" Not scared at all, just curious. So there.
  146. Profile photo of andystevens
    andystevens Male 18-29
    247 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    @dirty_blue... that went so far over your head, it is not worth explaining. The next time you have an audience with the Queen, ask her about it.
  147. Profile photo of Tekno
    Tekno Female 30-39
    1212 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 7:04 pm
    /facepalm
  148. Profile photo of Hylian4Hire
    Hylian4Hire Female 18-29
    329 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    Oh, but having a wheelchair kid on Barney is perfectly acceptable. He scared me more than this lady ever could.
  149. Profile photo of CharlieA
    CharlieA Male 18-29
    502 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    I loved the entry on the message board: "How do you explain to a three year old why one of the hosts is missing an arm?"

    A better question would have been: "How do I explain to my three year old that I am a shallow dolt who is an insensitive clueless pile of cow dung?"

  150. Profile photo of kc6242
    kc6242 Female 18-29
    2 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 7:11 pm
    I think it`s good for little kids to watch her. And she shouldn`t have to put up with that crap, she needs a job just like everyone else.
  151. Profile photo of Androgynous
    Androgynous Male 18-29
    757 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 7:18 pm
    Another situation where the "How do I explain to my child-" such and such comes into play.
    ...Y`know, a difficult thing in this situation; Some people may ACTUALLY have to do some "parenting"! Oh golly gee! How hard on YOU as a parent.
    I see nothing wrong with the woman doing the show, and it`s honestly opening the minds of children to accept more differences.
    Don`t like it? Switch the channel, dartlin`. Easy as pie.
  152. Profile photo of Quebec1217
    Quebec1217 Male 18-29
    109 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    Just explain to the kids why, it`s simple as that. I think that a lot of kids are smarter than adults give them credit for.

    If it gives the kids nightmares, they need to stop being wimps about it all. They slaughter people in games and see death on TV all the time, but a lady with a birth defect is traumatizing... Jeez, dumb people...

  153. Profile photo of maxxb117
    maxxb117 Male 18-29
    387 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 7:37 pm
    L2respect other people and friggin learn about the real world.
  154. Profile photo of crimmeh
    crimmeh Female 18-29
    103 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 7:55 pm
    Agsdsdgfsd, this is ridiculous. If the kids are scared by this woman, then the parents are clearly not doing too well in teaching them about the world and respecting people`s differences. If they want to know why she has one arm, you just tell them. They`ll get it. The worst that I could see happening from that is that they feel bad for her, it`s not like they`ll be scarred for life with the knowledge that some people are born looking different than most other people. It`s a fact of life that everyone needs to learn at some point, anyway. And that isn`t even the point. The woman seems to be a cute, engaging, fun lady, who would be fun for to watch, and who would do a great job keeping kids happy. That`s the important part. How many arms she has is really quite irrelevant, and if people have a problem with her hosting the show because of that, they really need to get over themselves and realize that there`s more to life than appearances.
  155. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 8:04 pm
    crimmeh, hit the nail on the head.
  156. Profile photo of punkipenguin
    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    if i had kids i would let them watch the show. i`m certain the thought that she might scare them would never cross my mind. if you can`t explain why she`s missing part of her arm to your child you must have problems, it`s not a difficult subject. i actually think this will be good for kids to see; when they eventually see someone in public who has a similar type of disability, the chance that the kid will point and loudly ask what happened to that person will decrease greatly.
  157. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
    1556 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 8:13 pm
    crimmeh,
    Well said.
    You dropped the pin on that one.
  158. Profile photo of punkipenguin
    punkipenguin Female 18-29
    778 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    also, i don`t think she`s `flaunting` her disability as one post they showed stated. she`s doing what she wants despite any limitations she might have. people who can`t realize and respect that should realize they`re leaning toward a nazi mindset.
  159. Profile photo of MissDisaster
    MissDisaster Female 18-29
    14 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 8:17 pm
    Ohhh no it`s such a bad thing to have a reality check on tv! It`s not like deformities don`t actually exist or anything.
    My 7th grade math teacher was pretty much the same as this lady, and I can tell you that I learned a lot about tolerance from her, and It also showed me that not only are they normal, they can be successful, and definitely shouldn`t be shunned, or hidden from the public. My opinion is that these parents are being discriminatory and degrading to this lovely lady who just wants to provide a nice TV show for kids to watch.
  160. Profile photo of MissDisaster
    MissDisaster Female 18-29
    14 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 8:19 pm
    the first day with that teacher was pretty fun, actually. She told us that everyday, she has to tie both her shoes with her left hand. The trick is, is that she`s naturally right handed--but oh wait, she doesn`t have a right hand. So, she made us all tie our shoes with our non-dominant hand to see what it`s like to be her. That was the hardest shoe experience of my life!
  161. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 8:25 pm
    Ahahaha, Miss, that`s like me. I`m left hand dominated but born without a left hand.

    Awesome.

  162. Profile photo of neosporin
    neosporin Male 18-29
    35 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 8:33 pm
    eh its not that hard to explain to kids, i dont get it.
  163. Profile photo of Lynea
    Lynea Female 18-29
    267 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 8:34 pm
    What Crimmeh said.
  164. Profile photo of FxyRoxy777
    FxyRoxy777 Female 18-29
    652 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    aww that mean. i think she looks like a nice young woman
  165. Profile photo of White_Wolfos
    White_Wolfos Female 18-29
    1143 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 8:44 pm
    My god, I was expecting some seriously-deformed hunchbacked leper or something.
    If I was a kid, I`d love to watch her.
    These so-called "parents" act as if someone whose body doesn`t operate to the same capacity as others must be alienated.
    Epic raising your kids right fail.
  166. Profile photo of Pindragon
    Pindragon Male 18-29
    600 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    People disgust me.

    There is nothing wrong with that young woman so those parents can go suck a nut.

  167. Profile photo of crimmeh
    crimmeh Female 18-29
    103 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 8:52 pm
    "There is nothing wrong with that young woman so those parents can go suck a nut."

    I wanted to say that, too, but I ran out of room. =(

  168. Profile photo of OrangeCrow
    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1199 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 8:56 pm
    Are you serious? I was gonna expect the host to be like wearing inappropriate clothing or something, not missing an arm. It`s ridiculous that any parents would be upset about that; that`s discrimination.

    I swear, parents are just lazy these days. They don`t want to explain ANYTHING to their kids and so they complain about it and hide it away from them instead. What would happen if someone walked down the street missing an arm or a leg? :| Is it any different than that?

  169. Profile photo of trashcan7
    trashcan7 Male 13-17
    564 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    Wow, I still can`t believe that there is still such ignorance with people like these. I was seriously just expecting a lady with inappropriate clothing or a tattoo or something, but a missing arm is just ridiculous. As was stated, a little kid will just inquire about such a condition, and then move on a minute later, not even caring about it.
  170. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8306 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    How dare they expose innocent children to that horribly deformed, twisted parody of humanity, leaving them frightened and traumatised for the rest of their lives??

  171. Profile photo of Blakcat71388
    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
    876 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 9:25 pm
    If their children are afraid of someone who is different, no matter what that difference may be (race, disability, gender identity, whatever you can think of) then the parents are probably uncomfortable with it, too.

    Let`s just go ahead and teach our kids to be afraid of what`s different. `cause that`s the right fcking way to go.

  172. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 9:36 pm
    i would like to punch those parents. hard.
  173. Profile photo of teph2112
    teph2112 Male 13-17
    650 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    "How do you explain to a three-year-old kid why she only has one arm?"

    JUST EXPLAIN IT, DUMBASS

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    Kyhole Male 13-17
    74 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 9:52 pm
    to be honest i would let my kids watch the show just so i could stare at it
  175. Profile photo of megantoast
    megantoast Female 13-17
    14 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 9:55 pm
    I always complain new female tv host.


    And I want to give that girl a hug. x]

  176. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 10:13 pm
    That`s total prejudice, She should be allowed to stay on. If they don`t like it then they don`t have to let their kids watch, Turn the channel.

    I grew up with an uncle that had only one arm and no ear on his left side, I never viewed him as handicapped or disabled because he could do nearly everything a normal 2 armed person could do.

    Maybe the kids viewing this would learn acceptance like I did and the world would be a better place.

  177. Profile photo of ESQUEIRO
    ESQUEIRO Male 30-39
    134 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 10:17 pm
    parents can be such prude dumbasses, they`ll complain about ANYTHING.
  178. Profile photo of Okasen
    Okasen Female 13-17
    523 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 10:29 pm
    "How do you explain to a three-year-old kid why she only has one arm?"

    How do you explain why some people have a different color of skin?

    You say that it`s how they were born.

    four short words.

    You could even make it three if you combine they and were.

    Is it that hard?

  179. Profile photo of graphfix
    graphfix Male 13-17
    109 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 10:39 pm
    why do these parent`s have to be that stupid ??
    parent`s just complain about anything... JUST DON`T LET THEM WATCH THE SHOW!!!
    Have u guys heard of a remote control O_O ??
    or is it just that ur too poor and only have one channel ?
    isn`t this like racist ?!
  180. Profile photo of Nerd_Rage
    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
    425 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm
    Being born with one limb is a fact of life and a fact of progressive evolution. DEAL WITH IT.
  181. Profile photo of Koner_Rox
    Koner_Rox Male 18-29
    112 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    I would totally let my children watch this. Why should i care if a disabled person is hosting achildrens show. Its only bettering their judgement by teaching them that just because someone is different than you, doesnt mean they are lower or less fortunate than you
  182. Profile photo of Megido
    Megido Male 18-29
    439 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 11:03 pm
    Wow, it baffles me what complete asses people are sometimes. But hey, the clip said it all, it`s not the kids that have a problem it`s the small minded parents. I hope she stays on, cause this is just a disgrace.
  183. Profile photo of kristy22587
    kristy22587 Female 18-29
    54 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 11:04 pm
    As if her life wouldnt be hard enough. Youd think adults would be over things like this. God grow the drat up
  184. Profile photo of viczko
    viczko Male 13-17
    906 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 11:05 pm
    are you drating kiddin me? i have almost the same thing on my right arm. i am appalled and offended. i have lived every single day of my trying to fit in and for the most part, i have. Yeah, curious kids piss me off, but hey, kids are kids. Those parents are ignorant pieces of crap and have to hide behind their fcking internet names so that they dont have to face what sick and wrong things they have said. Rant over.
  185. Profile photo of JumboCookie
    JumboCookie Male 18-29
    1244 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 11:06 pm
    Wow... That`s really fudged up! What`s wrong UK!? UR PARENTINZ IZ TEH WEERDIST!
  186. Profile photo of Zombieoficer
    Zombieoficer Male 13-17
    77 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 11:11 pm
    The parents of these kids disgust me.
  187. Profile photo of kamietsu
    kamietsu Male 18-29
    427 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 11:17 pm
    wow! check out that body...wait....she`s missing half her arm? are you sure?
  188. Profile photo of sgdp
    sgdp Female 18-29
    553 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 11:28 pm
    Wow. These kids must live really sheltered lives. When my parents were seeking out an elementary school in my city, they went to one that was where they sent all the disabled kids. The principal let my parents know upfront and said, "Are you okay with your kids being around that."

    My mom, of course, is like, "People are *un*comfortable with it?"

    I met one of my best friends at that school. She`s got cerebral palsy and can`t walk without a walker, but I am GLAD I am her best friend. She inspires me a lot!

  189. Profile photo of starchsgirl
    starchsgirl Female 18-29
    41 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 11:32 pm
    I applaud her for not letting her disability stop her. Parents should be just that...parents. Teach your children that there is nothing wrong with being disabled in ANY way. I bet they would feed differently if THEIR child was disabled. A$$holes!
  190. Profile photo of Leopardson
    Leopardson Male 18-29
    315 posts
    February 27, 2009 at 11:45 pm
    There are so many problems and traits that are caused in children by overprotecting parents, I`d almost want a law against it. Kids are going to learn about sex and violence. If you manage not to let them learn about sex and violence, they get even weirder (Rapists, animal abusers, eventually even serial killers)
  191. Profile photo of SoCal
    SoCal Male 18-29
    650 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 12:05 am
    I thought England was more tolerant than the US, I guess I was wrong.
  192. Profile photo of pigmonkey123
    pigmonkey123 Male 18-29
    42 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 12:12 am
    "I applaud her for not letting her disability stop her" well someone has to, she can`t applaud herself BAAAAZING!
  193. Profile photo of p47r1ck
    p47r1ck Male 30-39
    36 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 12:23 am
    I live in the UK and watch this show with my 5 year old. When she first saw this presenter all she said was "that lady`s got one arm." That was it. She has never mentioned it again.
    This is the first time I have heard of any contorversy about this presenter.
    I think this is another case of the press trying to create a story that doesn`t exist.
  194. Profile photo of mag316
    mag316 Male 18-29
    43 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 12:40 am
    tonyjet - way unnecessary dude. not cool
  195. Profile photo of bassdee
    bassdee Male 18-29
    70 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 12:46 am
    This reminds me of the psycological studies this did earlier on where when a group of newborn babies are shown halloween masks or rats or a bunny rabbit just as is they weren`t afraid, but more curious than anything. then they showed a different group of babies the same stuff, but every time they did they would play a loud noise to scare the child.... kind of like the pavlof (spelling?) theory, after that, any time said children saw a rat or even bunnies they began to cry because they associated it with something scary...... which kinda shows a kid with no previous knowledge of a situation will more often be curious and not afraid of something that`s different...... well that`s what i believe at least
  196. Profile photo of bassdee
    bassdee Male 18-29
    70 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 12:51 am
    also I think that the reason the parents are asking how they`re supposed to explain this to their kid is because they`re used to letting the television or the teachers or someone else teaching their kids life lesson and suddenly something comes up that`s not "normal" by their standards and they drop a deuce in their pants because god forbid someone isn`t exactly the clean cut da vinci man they should be
  197. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 1:11 am
    lol pigmonkey. hilarious first, tragic second.
  198. Profile photo of tika12001
    tika12001 Female 18-29
    324 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 2:08 am
    "how do you explain to a three year old why the lady on TV has only one arm?"

    Uh, simple. Open mouth, words come out. 3 year olds are clever, and very accepting.

  199. Profile photo of GeN_Ex
    GeN_Ex Male 13-17
    276 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 4:11 am
    If anything this is a good drating thing. Ugh, my country needs idiot fumigation. I think this is a fantastic thing, it means that children will come into association with disability from an early age and will learn to accept it. And as for that comment: `How do you explain to a 3 year old child why one of the hosts has one arm?` You just drating tell them. Stop assuming children are stupid.
  200. Profile photo of Sarea
    Sarea Female 18-29
    5 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 4:13 am
    I must say, as a UK resident, I`d never heard of this on the news.
    I am apalled that anybody could react in this way though. Parents acting like this is just encouraging their childeren to show predjudice later in life, and then they will wonder why their kids end up causing trouble.
  201. Profile photo of Dr_Sexy
    Dr_Sexy Male 30-39
    1597 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 4:24 am
    ok people get on your politically correct bandwagon. The parents wrote in cause she scared their children pooless, you can`t spring that poo on people and call it ok. I`m all for diversity but it gets a little crazy when you have an umputee on children`s television talking about having a stretch.
  202. Profile photo of dirty_blue
    dirty_blue Female 18-29
    75 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 4:27 am
    andystevens- I know exactly what you are saying, don`t patronize me. I just think that the comment you made was unnecessary... and stupid...

    I thought this site was called I am bored, not "I am disdainful"

  203. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 4:54 am
    Young kids are waaay more accepting of people with disabilities or defects if you take the time to explain it to them. Satisfy their curiosity and it becomes something normal. The kid will think it`s okay because the adult says it`s ok.

    As someone who was born with birth defects, I`ve had a lot of succewss working with kids. You just don`t hide it from them.

  204. Profile photo of mikeyberman
    mikeyberman Male 18-29
    31 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 5:54 am
    In my opinion, kids in general do seem to be remarkably accepting, and I can`t see a huge number of kids being scared by a woman with half an arm missing...

    Simple rule - if a kid is scared by it, then they should stop watching a show. It should be the kids` choice to make, and their parents shouldn`t be interfering and trying to have someone fired because they don`t like the way she looks.

  205. Profile photo of mikeyberman
    mikeyberman Male 18-29
    31 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 5:58 am
    SoCal, keep in mind this story was from the US news... as p47r1ck said, it could just be the press trying to make up a story that doesn`t exist.

    My local newspaper`s front page story yesterday was about resurfacing of netball courts. Slow news days happen, but CNN always has to report something.

  206. Profile photo of pighumper
    pighumper Male 30-39
    338 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 6:20 am
    what the hell? these parents are stupid, kids dont get scared about crap like this. they are usually more curious. stupid people, this pisses me off.
  207. Profile photo of electromania
    electromania Female 18-29
    146 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 6:23 am
    my child watches her on t.v, and she has never asked me anything about her, she doesnt notice at all. why would she be scaring kids any way, its not like shes the only person ever in the world like it.
  208. Profile photo of asphyxiated
    asphyxiated Female 13-17
    220 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 6:32 am
    I had a classmate whose arm was missing from the elbow down. I was curious about it, but I didn`t treat her any differently. We can`t expect everybody to satisfy of expectations regarding beauty.
  209. Profile photo of slate
    slate Male 13-17
    174 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 7:19 am
    FUDGE THE PARENTS
    Shes no different, yeah kids may notice but scared? no The parents should take the fudgin responsiblity and teach there kids how they should react? pooin scared dont talk bullpoo
  210. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
    1183 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 8:05 am
    hmph boring.
  211. Profile photo of basketkase
    basketkase Male 18-29
    1183 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 8:07 am
    cant really comment since i dont have kids.
  212. Profile photo of JacobTrue13
    JacobTrue13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 9:03 am
    Parents be damned! You go monopod!
  213. Profile photo of legallyredhe
    legallyredhe Female 18-29
    10 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 10:20 am
    Young children are suprisingly accepting of others. It`s definitely the parents who are making a big deal out of this. Kids watching that show are so young, they look to their parents about how they should react to a person with a deformity. If their parents make a big deal, the kids tend to follow suit, and sadly that`s something they can take with them the rest of their lives.

    Just like the woman in question said, kids may have a question about her arm, want to know why, but then after that, they`re satisfied. There`s absolutely nothing wrong with having any sort of disability, and the fuss over this woman and her show just bolsters the false idea that there is.

  214. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
    2050 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 10:54 am
    This is just plain stupid. I absolutely despise people who criticize and make fun of individuals who are disabled. They have zero moral values and get pleasure out of it because they hate their pitiful, putrid worthless lives. These people deserve to die utterly alone and may they burn in hell.

  215. Profile photo of papasmurfe
    papasmurfe Male 18-29
    323 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 10:54 am
    wow so british people are te least excepting people in the worlds? 4uck you brits, go complain about your tea and teeth, lil bitches
  216. Profile photo of USFEmoGirl
    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
    1437 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 10:55 am
    Discrimination at its` best. The parents instill it upon their children and it is passed down from generation to generation. So fu*king stupid. This woman isn`t any different except for the fact that she is missing a section of her arm. So the fu*k what? Hell, are the parents going to blindfold their children as the walk the streets?

    Ignorance really gets on my last fu*king nerve. If it were up to me - I would shun the parents that acted like this. If we put them all on an island in the middle of nowhere - we wouldn`t have the ignorant beliefs passed down.

  217. Profile photo of luptonicedte
    luptonicedte Male 18-29
    98 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 10:59 am
    What are the kids going to do when they encounter a one-armed person on the street? poo themselves?

    No. This is all teaching a bad habit.

  218. Profile photo of imx36degrees
    imx36degrees Female 18-29
    62 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 11:03 am
    These parents are clearly more unaccepting than even their 3-year old kids. How ridiculous is that. They`re more unaccepting than my 5-year-old brother who saw his swimming instructor today (who has a prosthetic leg) and simply asked if he was a robot. When I explained to him the truth, he simply started coming up with other ideas on how to fix his missing leg problem.

    They can`t protect their children from this type of stuff forever, and the earlier they introduce those kinds of disabilities to their kids, the sooner their kids will accept that that`s just life sometimes. Also, what would they say if they themselves lost a limb. Would they say, "Take my child away from me, ban me from them, I don`t want to scare them by playing with them with one arm." If not, what hypocrits.

    Get over it. I can`t beleive how closed-minded those people are.

    It`s funny, because we all know that 10 years from now they`ll be telling their kids not to insult disabled people.

  219. Profile photo of StraightFour
    StraightFour Male 18-29
    7 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 11:13 am
    There were a handfull, less than 10, complaints.

    There were 22000 last I checked messages of support.


    This was a story outragiously over hyped by a tabloid, are you all idiots? IAB is a tabloid also, its fodder for your mind.

    Stop reading this website, stop posting on it, its trash, and its aimed at idiots.

  220. Profile photo of Faith13HF
    Faith13HF Male 13-17
    75 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 11:28 am
    I think papasmurfe is asking for the BanHammer...
  221. Profile photo of R33MIX
    R33MIX Male 13-17
    77 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 11:34 am
    "wow so british people are te least excepting people in the worlds? 4uck you brits, go complain about your tea and teeth, lil bitches"

    Wow, This screams ban me. Seriously, that comment was completely unnecessary.

  222. Profile photo of greazytings
    greazytings Female 13-17
    121 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 12:02 pm
    "how do you explain to kids that the girl is missing half her arm" um.. because she couldve been born with it or amputated?

    again, why are parents letting tv raise their children.. i completely agree with imx36degrees

  223. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 12:08 pm
    "How do you explain to a three-year-old child why one of the hosts only has half an arm?"

    She was born that way? It`s not even like she lost it in some horrible bloody accident or anything. They should be learning to accept people who are different, anyway.

  224. Profile photo of amandalea
    amandalea Female 13-17
    182 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 12:18 pm
    This is so... sad.
  225. Profile photo of buttersisluv
    buttersisluv Female 18-29
    362 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm
    Ignorant freaks, they`re probably tainting their own children`s minds.
  226. Profile photo of nacho187
    nacho187 Male 13-17
    202 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 12:41 pm
    she`s still hot
  227. Profile photo of heartx3jess
    heartx3jess Female 18-29
    1578 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    if the kids don`t like it, they dont have to watch. I think its good to have her on tv, many people are born with one arm so why not have it on tv? its completely normal.
  228. Profile photo of bassdee
    bassdee Male 18-29
    70 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    To Dr. Sexy I agree with you on the fact that it probably did scare some children and as you said springing it on the public might shock some people but i think the biggest thing is that they are the first ones t odo so and i think there really wouldn`t be such an outburst over it if we just let the public see them on the tv because tv is still one of the most popular sources of news and entertainment and if the public saw people with a difference to them whether it be mental/physical or what have you, i thiknk they`d come to terms and relax a bit
  229. Profile photo of Nath2k8
    Nath2k8 Male 18-29
    241 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    RAGE, "what do you say to a 3 year old asking why she had one arm" SIMPLE YOU dratING DICKHEAD MOTHER/FATHER, say she was born like that and its nothing to make fun of etc.... RAGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
  230. Profile photo of Hansbo
    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 1:45 pm
    What I don`t get is why this is an issue. Some people are born with one arm, others two.

    Where I come from, this wouldn`t even be an issue.

  231. Profile photo of bulbasaur
    bulbasaur Female 18-29
    168 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    It`s only scary if she lost the arm in a crazy shark attack or something.
    Really, children are more understanding and intelligent than we give them credit for.
  232. Profile photo of GIAG
    GIAG Male 30-39
    99 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    She seems `armless enough to me.
  233. Profile photo of clairesbored
    clairesbored Female 13-17
    72 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    i think it`s wonderful. kids with parents that have only half an arm don`t have nightmares. kids with gay parents don`t go around gay-bashing, so children should be exposed to these models on the tele so that they don`t discriminate/act like wankers when they`re adults.
  234. Profile photo of ozmonkey
    ozmonkey Male 13-17
    41 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 3:37 pm
    GIAG
    Male, 30-39, Australia
    90 Posts Saturday, February 28, 2009 3:18:08 PM
    She seems `armless enough to me.


    hahahahahaha

  235. Profile photo of ericdee
    ericdee Male 18-29
    182 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 5:51 pm
    ...Really, really? A debate over this?
  236. Profile photo of Pilanus
    Pilanus Male 18-29
    675 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    Okay, she has 1 arm, the problem is?

    Those kinds of parents that go "Well how am I supposed to explain that not everyone is just like we are." That is part of the damn job description, you have to explain that not every person on the planet is the exact same as you. some are gay, some are black, some are white, some are smart and some are stupid, some have mental diseases, some have great talents while others have none, some are rich and some are poor, some are not your image of physical perfection. If you can not explain to children that it just happens, that people are just different, at 5 years old they will take it as is, if you blind them to the world, than you fail horribly at being a parent, as Exposing them to the fact that the world is not a land of magic and perfection is one of the most important things you can do as a parent.

  237. Profile photo of Harijuku
    Harijuku Female 18-29
    390 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    What the hell? This is ridiculous! The kids dont care! If some kids are having nightmares then make them sit in a room full of limbless people or something!

    This has well angered me :/ My mum has a deformity which means she could lose her right hand, and no one around her treats her any differently or notices much? Its just ignorant people who point and take photos. Some people sicken me :/ Leave disabled people (and Britney) alone.

  238. Profile photo of Youcantwin
    Youcantwin Male 18-29
    162 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    I hate parents like this...
  239. Profile photo of Jaydeejj
    Jaydeejj Female 70 & Over
    713 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    I agree with Pilanus. Basically the one parent is saying, how am I supposed to explain to my 3 year old that there are different people in the world.
  240. Profile photo of anaesthes1a
    anaesthes1a Female 18-29
    108 posts
    February 28, 2009 at 11:07 pm
    When I was five there was a girl at my school that was born with one arm also, quite like this lady. I wasn`t freaked out about it.
  241. Profile photo of steve41high
    steve41high Male 18-29
    1153 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 7:06 am
    goddd why is this country full of whiney, moany, over-protective of their little darling, parents.

    they`ve probably labelled him a paedophile too.

  242. Profile photo of Pataustin11
    Pataustin11 Male 13-17
    41 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 8:28 am
    it is sad that the world is looking for thins to whine about like a tv host with a birth defect, they spend so much tome debating things instead of learning and trying to make things to better life or help stop birth defects like this one, and look at what were all doing, were whining about people whining, its not like we can do anything about others opinions, just face it, some people are bigots who want the world to fit there views because they are the only ones with the correct views
  243. Profile photo of minnie00
    minnie00 Female 13-17
    16 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 9:48 am
    Ohhh my God I hate the ignorance of those parents.. Ignorance is sick, especially when people like that make no attempt at accepting and learning more.
  244. Profile photo of pinkelastik
    pinkelastik Female 18-29
    4 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 11:39 am
    I have a 3 year old who watches this show sometimes and he didn`t even notice. He certainly wasn`t scared by it. Stupid bigoted parents.
  245. Profile photo of dwarddward25
    dwarddward25 Male 18-29
    3 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    I let my kids watch the show and they have no problem sleeping at night.
  246. Profile photo of KIKENI
    KIKENI Female 13-17
    354 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    seriously?
    this is why kids these days are so closed minded.
    its not that hard to tell a kid something like this, if anything they would think its cool!
  247. Profile photo of blackbird7
    blackbird7 Female 18-29
    238 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 2:48 pm
    People are just so stupid sometimes. Seriously, they`re freaking out about someone with a birth defect `scaring` their kids, when they should be more worried about whether their kids are learning, watching good programs instead of violent or stupid ones, and growing healthy mind. Learning about people who are different, whether physically, race, disability, or whatever, is a VERY important part of growing up. To avoid it is unhealthy and breeds a terrible attitude of fear and discrimination. It`s the parents who are afraid, not the kids.
  248. Profile photo of alfietoon
    alfietoon Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 2:57 pm
    MIGHT SCARE THE KIDS? WTH? stupid ignorant bastards, they try and protect there "little darlings" by trying to make them oblivious to the world... would they do that if one of their kids had a friend in pre-school with a similar defect? NO! THEY WOULDNT! hounding the BBC about this woman who obviously wishes to make children happy and understanding of the world around them is only going 2 make there kids more and more ignorant and push this country even more into a poo hole
    i bet there kids are gonna grow up to be wonderful little sacks of poo
  249. Profile photo of grahamm
    grahamm Male 18-29
    249 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 3:05 pm
    just tell them humpty dumpty took it as compensation when she pushed him off the brick wall.
  250. Profile photo of kategc
    kategc Female 18-29
    44 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    when i saw the link i thought this woman was gonna be like some whore-ish looking thing! not a cbeebies presenter!! so what if she has half an arm!? how are they gonna learn bout stuff like tht otherwise?! ridiculous! nanny state gone maddddd!

    its not like the woman has like no face.

    xx

  251. Profile photo of JimboH
    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 4:49 pm
    I know you guys must`ve made a good case for the fact that these parents suck... as parents, but I gotta say, come the heck on.

    "No honey, it`s okay to be scared of people who are different. I`ll complain for you and encourage them to fire her despite the fact that she`s overcome adversity."

    I really hated to see this story. I did like how the guy called it a "veneer of acceptance." Like they said, how about making this just another opportunity to learn and care about others?

    Again, I know most of the people on this board are pretty sharp, but I had to put my 2 cents in as well.

    Oh, and maybe this`ll give kids an opportunity to teach their parents about NOT discriminating.

  252. Profile photo of CoffeeDiiva
    CoffeeDiiva Female 40-49
    1604 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    is it me or does her left arm look really long? could be because she is missing her right though.

    Anyway I highly doubt the kids are actually scared by this maybe a little creeped out.. but sheesh if your kids don`t want to watch don`t make them what is the big deal?

    That`s the problem with a lot of people they don`t like something they whine about it, boycott it whatever and the big companies or tv shows or what have you fold to those few whiners and complainers. So what you dont` like something don`t watch it, don`t drink it, don`t use it. just deal with it!!!
    Here is America people wouldn`t say anything because everything is so politically correct over here it sickens me.

  253. Profile photo of GlooStikk
    GlooStikk Male 18-29
    1297 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 10:45 pm
    wow, i think it has all been said!
    btw what kind of kids would... balblablah
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    lucehLOW Female 18-29
    357 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 7:52 am
    kategc

    you took the words right out of my mouth

    the kids will see things like this in everyday life anyway

    how over-protected do parents want their kids to be?

    do they want their children to be ignorant to these kinds of things?

    fu.cking idiots.

    xlucyx

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    dirty_blue Female 18-29
    75 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 8:27 am
    (papasmurfe-"wow so british people are te least excepting people in the worlds? 4uck you brits, go complain about your tea and teeth, lil bitches")

    Aw, is it cuz we wouldn`t have sex with you, cuz your such a demented individual?! Ha Ha!

    I am sick of seeing sh*tty comments like this. If you loathe the British so much, I`m sure there are websites that cater for you and the trauma you`ve so `obviously` endured that make you such a hater.

    So p*ss off somewhere else and leave I-A-B for the important issues....

    Men having sex with Vacuum cleaners!!! Tee Heee!!

    Thankyou :)

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    Apple_18 Female 18-29
    475 posts
    March 3, 2009 at 12:40 am
    ugh. this is so stupid. i mean do the parents just not want to do theyre job and explain that some people are just BORN different? i mean is that really too much of a hassle?

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    AlfishKK Female 18-29
    782 posts
    March 4, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    My brother had a friend with an arm like that. We stared (or tried to hide our staring) for maybe the first couple of minutes after we met him, then we forgot about it. He was born that way, too.

    If anything, I think it`s important for kids to get acquainted, even if only through TV, with a person who has a disability so that they can get past it. I`m sure every kid who sees her for the first time stares, but over time, they`ll forget about her arm and pay attention to the person she is.

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    asjomaha Female 30-39
    153 posts
    March 4, 2009 at 11:54 pm
    A quick explanation is all it takes & kids move on. It`s the grown ups that are trouble makers! It`s times like these I miss Mr Rogers- he had such a terrific way of explaining things.
    To the grown ups he`d probably say "The kids take their cues from you. If you treat someone who is different with prejudice, you are teaching them that differences are bad or scary and this is going to turn them into prejudiced adults who don`t know how to act around people who are different. If they see someone with a handicap sometimes all it takes is a quick explanation and to be available when they have questions."
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    pandaXtreme Female 13-17
    101 posts
    March 23, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    i think its the parents that have the hard time eepting people who appear differint and its better for kids to learn to be exepting and learn stuff like that at an early age....like said on the video
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    YLE Female 18-29
    961 posts
    April 4, 2009 at 9:38 am
    solution is simple: don`t watch it. if kids ask, tell them she was just born that way. people get way too sensitive about these things and they tend to become blind to fact that they`re throwing fits over stupid matters
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    cahalla Female 18-29
    961 posts
    April 16, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    How about you explain this to kids. Just say she got hurt. Jeeze. People are horrible
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    tangello Female 13-17
    901 posts
    April 25, 2009 at 10:56 pm
    wow. so a girl has half an arm, and it becomes a horrible scarry thing? wtf is wrong with people!
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    xlollerskate Female 18-29
    167 posts
    April 29, 2009 at 2:29 am
    Okay, seriously? Wow, people can be so intolerant.

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