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.
Reblog if you think AutismSpeaks does more harm than good
This is more for my own personal curiosity than anything. To prove a point to my self.
So The Trailer for Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity Looks Beautiful
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.