Fun April Fool’s Day Prank: create an organization dedicated to curing something that isn’t a disease, and convince millions of people to donate to it, effectively silencing the demographic you claim to be helping.
this is illegal.
I have some bad news for you, friend.
unfriendly reminder that Alfonso Cuarón directed a video that portrays autism as a terrifying threat and a burden to non-autistic people, basically a video that says autistic people are diseases, not actual people
Friendly reminder Alfonso did that short because it’s in fact the satire and the social critic of the common excuses society employs for the autistic when he went to treat his son of four in that moment. -five when the short was aired- . He retired from the cinema industry for years because in 2008 he had his son of 4 years old diagnosed with Autism and that short is what the medics told them about the disease, so in 2009 he directed that short as a reply.
Añadió que su pequeño está saliendo de su condición, motivo suficiente que lo alienta a regresar al cine pero más adelante.
"En nuestro país casi nadie le presta atención al problema y para colmo, muchos niños son de bajos recursos y los que tienen van a Estados Unidos a tratarlos, por eso yo invito a que la gente se informe al respecto", apuntó.
Dijo estar muy involucrado con organizaciones, ya que viviendo en Londres puede estar más en contacto con instituciones, pero inclusive en ese país se observa cómo es “prehistórico” la forma en que asumen su responsabilidad ante el problema.
He added that his little son it’s slowly healing from his condition, enough motive to cheer him back to the cine industry, but it will be later.
"In our country no one pays attention to the problem and to add even more, many kids are from low resources and the ones who have it just go to USA to treat them, that’s why I invite people to get informed about it" he pointed out.
He said he was very involved with several organizations, since now he’s living in London and he can be more in touch with the institutions, but even in that country he can observe how is “prehistoric” the form they assume the responsibility while they face the problem.
This report by Mexican press was done a year before this short was made and even when Cuarón talked about how they literally didn’t get the idea of this is what HE FACED while treating his son, everyone accused him of “being the worst face of autism” when those words in the short are actually what his family had to suffer for years -two since the announced retirement, three since the short was aired - as discrimination from the society.
I want to give him the benefit of the doubt but it doesn’t change the fact the video completely fails at getting that across if that was what he was trying to do. If the video was clearly framed as “society’s perception of autism” vs. “the reality of autism” then I’d probably have liked it. But no, the video was done in such a way that it seemed like the conflict was “EVIL AUTISM” vs. “parents FIGHTING EVIL AUTISM hoping for a cure,” which only feeds into the damaging societal perceptions.
It does seriously bug me that Cuaron hasn’t apologized or at least spoken about this video and its (perhaps unintentional) hurtfulness since its release.
Community S05E03: Basic Intergluteal Numismatics
It’s funny because I know a lot of these shows and watch them too.
With Gravity out now, reminder than Cuaron still hasn’t apologized for his horrible offensive ableist “I Am Autism” video.
Praying he’s learned his lesson, but his silence is disturbing.
Encourage any members of the press who might get the chance to interview him to ask him about that!
And if you’re seeing the movie (or even if you’re not), I suggest donating to http://autisticadvocacy.org as well to cancel out the damage done by things like Cuaron’s autism video.
Autism Speak announced he launch of its second annual “Sound Off For Autism Speaks.” This exciting fundraising effort will give fans the opportunity to order a limited number of custom-recorded messages from Adam West, Bryan Cranston, Cher, Jack Black, Jim Parsons, Mark Hamill, Michael Dorn, Peter Dinklage, Vin Scully and Zachary Quinto in return for a $299 donation. All proceeds will support Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts.
Cher, Jack Black, Peter Dinklage, Bryan Cranston, Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Mark Hamill, Vin Scully, Michael Dorn and Adam West Lend Their Voices to Fundraising Campaign
WHY, PETER DINKLAGE!?! I THOUGHT YOU WERE PERFECT! WHY MUST YOU RAISE MONEY FOR A SHITTY “CHARITY”?
Also disappointed with Black, Cranston, Hammil, West, pretty much everyone.
A Simple Comic Con Request
The San Diego Comic Con is this week from the 18th to the 21st. Unfortunately I’m unable to attend.…
This is more for my own personal curiosity than anything. To prove a point to my self.
Then I remember the last piece of filmmaking I saw of his, that “I Am Autism” PSA, and get depressed and afraid he sees me as a burden on society who needs to be changed into a different person in order to be worthwhile.
Anybody with any media connections who might have the chance to speak with the man, PLEASE ask him for some sort of comment/apology for the widespread offense that awful PSA caused. I loved Children of Men and Prisoner of Azkaban and he produced Pan’s Labyrinth, my favorite film of all time, so I really want to like this guy, so some sort of confirmation that he does not in fact want me eradicated from existence would be a serious relief.
This here is Steven Simpson,
Steven was a 18 year old boy struggling with Autism. He had Asperger Syndrome, epilepsy and speech impairment. Steven was doused in tanning oil before being set ablazed at his 18th birthday party. Earlier in the night he had also been abused for his sexuality and his disorder. Steven died in hospital the next day from 60 percent burns and lung deterioration.
Autism is not a joke. Making fun of someone for their disorders or sexuality is not a joke. Think before you act and speak.
Reblog to show respect for Steven.
R.I.P Steven you will be missed greatly by your family <3
And his murderers only got a 3 and a half year sentence.
This is terrifying.