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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.
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!!
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?
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.
"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.
its not like the woman has like no face.
they`ve probably labelled him a paedophile too.
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.
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.
Where I come from, this wouldn`t even be an issue.
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.
again, why are parents letting tv raise their children.. i completely agree with imx36degrees
Wow, This screams ban me. Seriously, that comment was completely unnecessary.
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.
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.
No. This is all teaching a bad habit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I thought this site was called I am bored, not "I am disdainful"
Uh, simple. Open mouth, words come out. 3 year olds are clever, and very accepting.
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!
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?
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.
And I want to give that girl a hug. x]
JUST EXPLAIN IT, DUMBASS
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.
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?
I wanted to say that, too, but I ran out of room. =(
There is nothing wrong with that young woman so those parents can go suck a nut.
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...
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?"
but you are correct, what the drat
srsly there is protective and then there is moronic. these parents are moronic
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
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.
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.
"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?
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?
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?
Seriously though, they want her off the TV because she was BORN with one arm? Sick, twisted, judgmental people out there.
Whats that all about??! T*sser...
I bet the same people wouldn`t have the guts to stand up and say how they feel to her face......
It would traumatise the kids less and still insite them to ask questions on disabilities.
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
Children do not fear or hate differences unless they learn it from someone else. That`s how prejudice is born.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
hey look, he made a funny...right?! oh he was serious? somebody is living in a dreamland..
Oh and BTW, this would be BRITISH not English, as the show isn`t just in England.
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
"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?
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!!!
It`s the parents that have the problem. Not the kids.
goddamn idiotic parents, next they are going to ban rocket shaped straws
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.
Right. So how about they stop bitching on the internet, and start parenting.
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.
and i agree w/ ghostofme...i thought it was gonna be some chick w/ big juggs or something.
You`re kidding, right? Out of all the issues this video is dealing with, you can still manage to say something THAT selfish?
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.
Oh, wait. It`s just Matt Lauer.
I wonder how Opiebreath feels about this.
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.
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!
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.
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.
I`m guessing you don`t have kids.
Parents let their kids watch TV so they can get a freeking break every so often.