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Mental disability groups protest 'Tropic Thunder'

There are 82 comments on the www.9news.com story from Aug 12, 2008, titled Mental disability groups protest 'Tropic Thunder'. In it, www.9news.com reports that:

"Tropic Thunder" is pushing the envelope too far for groups representing the mentally disabled.

Dozens of people from organizations such as the Special Olympics and the American Association of People with Disabilities protested the movie-industry spoof across the street from the film's Los Angeles premiere at Mann's Bruin Theatre on Monday. The protesters held up signs with slogans such as "Call me by my name, not by my label" and chanted phrases like "Ban the movie, ban the word."

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Since: Dec 07

Decatur, TN

#1 Aug 12, 2008
good grief,
where were these do..gooders and up..ity..up..ities
when Johnny Knoxville did that move? Knoxville played a mentally disabled charactor in the "special olympics." in the movie
"The Ringer"

one day you won't be able to make a stupid face at your kid........ it will be "child abuse" or
"mental abuse" some crap like that.........

I get so sick of bi^chers and whiners.
You would think they had something in their life to worry about instead of what others are doing.

Since: Jul 08

Spring, TX

#2 Aug 12, 2008
I never liked that guy in movies anyway. For some reason, he gets on my nerves.

“I'm not your friend, buddy.”

Since: Apr 08

Amarillo, TX

#3 Aug 12, 2008
These protesters are retarded. It's just a movie. Don't watch it.

Since: Jul 08

Spring, TX

#4 Aug 12, 2008
Dave Dischord wrote:
These protesters are retarded. It's just a movie. Don't watch it.
I 100% agree. I guess some people are bored.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#5 Aug 12, 2008
Why don't all these politically correct nitwits publish a list of words we CAN say?

The doofus in the article forgot the NO.1 playground saying, it sure as hell wasn't "pick on someone your own size", it was "sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me"!
whatta retard!

“-R.I.P SLEEPY-”

Since: Jul 08

Sector IV

#6 Aug 12, 2008
Dave Dischord wrote:
These protesters are retarded. It's just a movie. Don't watch it.
LOL...

I wonder the same myself.. Where were they when "The Ringer" came out?? I plan on seeing "Tropic Thunder" as soon as it comes out..
Yeppp

San Antonio, TX

#7 Aug 12, 2008
Only a retard would say that

Since: Dec 07

Decatur, TN

#8 Aug 12, 2008
carey529 wrote:
Why don't all these politically correct nitwits publish a list of words we CAN say?
The doofus in the article forgot the NO.1 playground saying, it sure as hell wasn't "pick on someone your own size", it was "sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me"!
whatta retard!
Guarentee "RETARD" will not be on that list!!!

“Boobies make me smile”

Since: Jul 08

Bethlehem

#9 Aug 12, 2008
These groups need to get over themselves. Good grief it is just a movie.

“Music Is My Soul”

Since: Aug 08

Chicago

#10 Aug 12, 2008
Ben Stiller pisses me off. Idk why, he just does.

Since: Feb 07

Lansdale, PA

#11 Aug 12, 2008
carey529 wrote:
Why don't all these politically correct nitwits publish a list of words we CAN say?
The doofus in the article forgot the NO.1 playground saying, it sure as hell wasn't "pick on someone your own size", it was "sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me"!
whatta retard!
I object to your usage of the word "Doofus" I am very offended and am planning to protest in front of your computer until you stop the hate speech.
Mythos

AOL

#12 Aug 12, 2008
That is HILARIOUS!!! I just wish that all press article titles involving stories of creepy protesters protesting free thought and speech were referred to as, "Mental Disability Groups".

“I'm not your friend, buddy.”

Since: Apr 08

Amarillo, TX

#13 Aug 12, 2008
Miz Iris wrote:
Ben Stiller pisses me off. Idk why, he just does.
You're hot.

Since: Dec 07

Decatur, TN

#14 Aug 12, 2008
go watch the movie, if protesters are there get the movie line to start chanting "RETARD, RETARD, WE LOVE THE RETARD MOVIE"

that will piss them off!!

Since: Dec 07

Decatur, TN

#16 Aug 12, 2008
Dave Dischord wrote:
<quoted text>
You're hot.
Watch out for Miz Iris,
she is a strange one......

lol........

she likes smells and good long walks....lol
(sorry Miz.. I couldn't resist that on!!)
MDK

Mount Pleasant, SC

#17 Aug 12, 2008
Oh pleeeeze. I'm so sick and tired of watching what I say. Now saying the word retarded is bad??!! Give me a break the retards could care less. They're always so happy and clueless. Stop the madness!

Since: Aug 08

Brooklyn, NY

#18 Aug 12, 2008
kday1_200 wrote:
go watch the movie, if protesters are there get the movie line to start chanting "RETARD, RETARD, WE LOVE THE RETARD MOVIE"
that will piss them off!!
LOL! I second this!
NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS

United States

#19 Aug 12, 2008
How would the mentally challenged people even know if they've been insulted? THEY'RE MENTALLY CHALLENGED!!

Seems to me it's JUST the PC groups using this as a vehicle to START TROUBLE!
NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS

United States

#20 Aug 12, 2008
What? I can't say RETARD?
What's wrong with RETARD?
Never had a problem with RETARD before.
Well that's damndest thing - can't say RETARD anymore, huh.
I really don't see wrong wrong with the word RETARD.
Are they sure it's the word RETARD?
Is it just RETARD, or is the plural form of RETARD, i.e; RETARDS not acceptable as well.

All I've got to say is that anyone that actually follows what the RETARD said about not saying RETARD is a RETARD for doing what they're told. No RETARD is going to tell me what to say, what do you think I am? A RETARD?

What a bunch of RETARDS!

“PlainThoughtsDel iveredRoughly”

Since: Aug 07

TheUniverseBendsTowardsJustice

#21 Aug 12, 2008
These must be the same liberals who dont know that illegal is not a race........ maybe they are retarded.

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