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I Hate People Who Make Fun Of Disabled Kids And Adults

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    I always stand up for the disabled,

    I remember once when I was younger. One of my closest friend was making fun of someone who was in a wheelchair behind their back. I stopped them in mid sentence and told them directly that what they were about to say was a stupid idea, and if they carried on bullying the...
    DiaryOfMine DiaryOfMine 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 6 Responses Jan 3

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    In high school, Our friend TJ

    who has Down's Syndrome and graduated with us at age 21, was loved by everyone. I think it was the thing that made me most proud of going to that school, was that every single person in the 1200+ student body and staff treated him like he was made of gold, rightfully so. What I...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 6 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    "Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,

    " he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." - Nick Carraway (quoting his father)
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    I really hate when people make fun of me

    for things that are caused by my disability. They don't realize just how much it has ruined me and my dreams.
    AmberFranks AmberFranks 18-21, F 4 Responses May 11, 2014

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    Ur mean pooheads. Does it make u feel good

    hurting others, especially disabled people. Practically no-one wants to be disabled but we are. So don't make our lives harder 😊
    Nickstar13 Nickstar13 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Why can't people see

    that people in wheelchairs are normal people? I'm in a wheelchair and I can't tell you for a fact that we we don't get treat the same witch is so unfair because in my eyes we are all the same.....
    Uniquesouls Uniquesouls 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 14

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    Somebody said to my good friend

    who is disabled Him: I don't even know why you where put on this earth Me: well I know why YOU where put on this earth.. Because hell was sick of you!
    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F 3 Responses May 29, 2014

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    It is not funny at all to make fun of disabled

    kids/teen Let me ask you all a question How would you feel if you had to sit in a Wheelchair all day? Let me tell you it's not easy at all as I'm in a wheelchair myself ..so please have a bit of respect of disabled kids / teens out there please.....
    Uniquesouls Uniquesouls 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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    There is nothing funny about it.

    Life is hard enough without morons mocking people and laughing at them.God bless the lesser fortunate ones . they need love ,not contempt.
    MicheleTaylor MicheleTaylor 51-55, T 1 Response Nov 2, 2014

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    Seeing people giggle at the kids with

    disabilities sickens me. If I had to pick my biggest pet peeve it would federally be that.special ed children are special and need help from people as a community. When I see kids at school make fun of the boy with Down syndrome I can't help myself from going off
    emmynap emmynap 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Mental retardation is nothing to joke about my

    family takes care of special needs adults and I've been around these lovely adults since I was in diapers. They have no more of a choice on who they are then me or you do. You don't know a sweet heart until you know a 6 year old little boy with Down syndrome who calls you his...
    huntersmiles14 huntersmiles14 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    My mom is disabled and.

    She get made fun of a lot.
    samsam2343 samsam2343 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    This kind of stuff makes me mad.

    My brother has autism so when I see people picking on people who can't help how they are I see red. Actually seeing anyone getting bullied makes me angry.
    ScarLove ScarLove 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2014

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    I always believe one thing never laugh at

    others never. You never know the next moment the same trouble you might face. I hate people who think great about themselves even tho there are no greatness in them. We all are humans & we all do have some or other problems in life.
    Lostmyselfinpain Lostmyselfinpain 26-30, M Dec 4, 2014

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    My brother has disabilities

    and I love him so much. He is my world! Of course I hate when people stare and or are mean to him. But not everyone is mean to him, there's only a few people that has been mean to him and that was because I was a little girl now, nobody and I mean nobody will ever be mean to him...
    xojxo xojxo 16-17, F 8 Responses Jun 12, 2014

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    I was friends with a girl

    that had special needs since kindergarten. She was really funny, kind, caring, and so much more. Everyone loved her and she loved everyone back. When kids that didn't know her, stared at her and made bad comments it made me angry. She may be a little slower than most of us and...
    MyExperiences3 MyExperiences3 13-15, F 29 Responses Feb 13, 2014

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    I was walking in the hallway once

    and this group of guys were making fun of this girl who was disabled, I was so angry and was about to curse at them, but then her friend came and defended her before I could. I was happy because in my head I knew that she had a real friend by her side
    Black15Camdy Black15Camdy 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    I'm not one of those sensitive people

    who gets offended when someone uses the word retarded. What ****** me off is when people try to make fun of or harass disabled people for whatever stupid reason. I have a baby sister that has down's syndrome and she is my life. Without her, I wouldn't have grown into the person...
    saeteurn saeteurn 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 20

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    My brother is autistic

    and he's made fun of sometime. And it just breaks my heart when he comes home crying telling me that someone called him something mean. Kids are soo mean these days, I just don't understand! :(
    Talktomoi Talktomoi 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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    my brother is disabled

    and had to become homeschooled because he was bullyed so badly he has autism but just slightly so u can barley tell but people would push him and call him things I didn't even know were words even go as far as to spit in his food and make him eat it. I'm his little sister but it...
    brookebam brookebam 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I have a very close family friend

    who has autism. And he goes to school with me. When ever I see him in the hallways I make sure that I give him a hug and ask him how his day is. I hate when other people make fun of the special needs kids at my school. It makes me wanna punch them in the face.
    meganayyye21 meganayyye21 16-17, F 3 Responses May 24, 2014

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    I really hate it when people do that.

    I mean, I don't understand how it's funny. I also don't underhand the point of making fun of someone for those reasons. I find it completely offensive and just down right rude...That person who you're picking on and making fun of is going through an obstacle on their life. They...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    When I was in high school my sophomore year I

    rode the school bus. This special ed boy ride the bus and I believe he is three or four years younger than me. He has a bit of difficulty in the social skills department. Other than that he seems completely normal, besides being really immature. One day he and this girl got in...
    DeluxedEdition DeluxedEdition 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 5

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    My Little Brother

    OK so I have a little brother that has down syndrome and I hate seeing ppl making fun of kids with disabilitiesand so one day at school when I was in 6 th grade there was this kid making fun of a kid that had autism and he was in 8th grade so I asked the kid what he was doing and...
    heartisbrokenhandlewithcare heartisbrokenhandlewithcare 13-15, F Jan 13, 2013

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    Uniquesouls Uniquesouls 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I'm am apart of Pareteners PE.

    I'm a high school student and everyday I go to gym class with the special needs kids. It's an extremely fun class that I'm so happy to have the opportunity to be apart of. The kids are full of personality and I love if. I really feel as if it's a mutualistic realtionship, I...
    96DeadWorld 96DeadWorld 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I understand people make jokes

    because they are uncomfortable. doesn't make it right. I made sure my kids were raised with an understanding of people with disabilities. one life is beautiful when you accept people amd as I taught them it maybe them or one of their loved ones with a disability. I even had a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 8

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    i had an uncle one,i dont really remwmber how

    old he was but in his 40s,he was mentally ill,hell i dont look him that way though,i loved him amd i still miss him,my cousin told.me stories how when he was young and different from other kids they would make him eat dirt made fun of him,that got me so mad,i wished i could of...
    tones714677 tones714677 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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    I don't understand why people pick on each

    other in general, kids with disabilities no diffrent. My brother has Down's syndrome and he's the sweetest kid ever.
    samiisosa samiisosa 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 2014

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    My boyfriend is a quadriplegic,

    and one of my biggest pet peeves is when someone tells me what a "good person" I am because I'm with him. Dating someone in a wheelchair doesn't make me a good person, it just doesn't make me a shallow *******.
    cassiedjoy cassiedjoy 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 5, 2014

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    Hostess life- so I'm a hostess at a local

    restaurant in my hometown. Last weekend was the start of football season. It was kind of slow. We had 3 hostess on and our seater went home early because she was hungover. So my manager told me I could seat. I have Spina bifida and I was wearing short, my braces were showing...
    HaleyP HaleyP 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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    Hmmm. Hates an awfully strong word.

    But this behaviour is never acceptable. I'm a community support worker. Therefore it's my job too support these people. I'm out in the community often with the individuals I support. I see the judgement, the discomfort, the fear in other people's eyes very clearly when they...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F Mar 17

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    For those who think it is funny to make fun of

    kids/teens who are disabled it's not funny at all Image you are disabled how would you feel? Let me tell you something I'm disabled and it isn't easy
    Uniquesouls Uniquesouls 16-17, F 7 Responses Feb 15

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 17

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    My boyfriend has a mental disability

    and a lot of people hate him. They do not understand him. And they don't take the time to. I met him in 8th grade and back then, he sat by himself at lunch almost EVERY DAY. On the last day of school before he moved, I went and sat with him. --2 years later he still thanks me...
    simplyOCD simplyOCD 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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    I have the most beautiful niece in the world.

    Her name is Shiloh and she has Down syndrome. But that doesn't define her, in my opinion it is nothing more than a trait of hers. She is truly such a beautiful and wonderful little girl. And an absolute delight to have around. She is almost always happy and smiling and she just...
    j1494 j1494 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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    Calling someone a retard doesn't make them

    retarded, but it does make you an ***-hole.
    MeandmydogMenelik MeandmydogMenelik 16-17 Apr 28, 2014

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    It's just so stupid of people to do this.

    They don't have to say a word. But when they do, And it's just one word, A whole world is shattered.
    xxXxSkyxXxx xxXxSkyxXxx 18-21, F 9 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    Today at work we had a couple come in with

    their son who had autism. You could tell something was wrong with him by the way he carried himself and talked. Okay anyway my coworkers just kinda looked at him like Austim is some thing you can catch. It bothered me because I know that they are just normal people they have...
    HaleyP HaleyP 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    My friend is so mean he was at lunch making a

    joke saying "are you down with the syndrome." And my friend who was sitting there sister has Down syndrome. Also he was making fun of my boyfriend say he has that which he clearly does t but my friend was just being a meanie.
    Hiimamyimdead Hiimamyimdead 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    emmataylorr emmataylorr 18-21, F 1 Response May 11, 2014

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    sickens me to know that people are

    so mean, having a child who's special needs has brought this to my attention full forse.....
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 9

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