Friday, August 20, 2010

Dear Friend

We need to have a little talk Ms. Jennifer Aniston. The casual use of the word retard that you said so flippantly in a self deprecating manner on national television was more than a little disappointing. Thankfully you are being called on the (red)carpet for it and I pray that this is a learning moment for you and others in your cohort. Hey, even your buddy John Mayer was quoted during a recent concert with saying "I don't use the R-word anymore and you guys know what I mean." Please join our campaign for dignity and respect for all people. Pledge to stop using the r word today at http://www.r-word.org/

click here to see the original clip
Thank you Special Olympics, ARC and US Weekly for your response to this.

4 comments:

Molly said...

The worst is that chuckle it gets. Just once I'd like to be in a movie theater/comedy club/Studio of people who signed the R word pledge. I'd like the famous person to toss that word out and be met with crickets. I think it would be a really powerful response to the typical laughter people get from that word.

Becca said...

I'm with Molly - I'd love to hear those crickets chirping!! LOL

I haven't watched the clip yet (don't have speakers on my work computer), but I think it would only upset me more than I already am about this.

This is reprehensible. I hope she gets some real clarity from this and can attempt to do some good.

whatever to us said...

Here we go again-seems like this battle will never end. I agree with the other two ladies- where were the crickets? The laughs hurt more than the flippant use of the word to me. I think Regis and cohost needs to be called out for their lack of response as well. There's my two cents!

Tamara said...

I totally agree that Regis and Kristin Cruz should have also been called out. Just ridiculous. Sponsor boycotts anyone? :-)