Monday, March 19, 2018

Must not mention disability

Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot has landed herself in hot water for ‘insensitive’ tweet

GAL Gadot was slammed by disability activists over her tweet paying tribute to physicist Stephen Hawking, who died Wednesday.

Gadot, like many celebrities, paid tribute to the best-known theoretical physicist of his time after his death was announced. Hawking was 76 when he died. His body was paralysed after he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS when he was 21.

Gadot tweeted Wednesday, “Rest in peace Dr. Hawking. Now you’re free of any physical constraints. Your brilliance and wisdom will be cherished forever.”

Some social media users took issue with Gadot’s tweet including the line, “Now you’re free of any physical constraints.” They labelled the “Wonder Woman” actor an ableist, meaning someone who discriminates against people with disabilities.

“Horrible tweet. You are defining Stephen Hawking by his disability, something he spent his entire life [proving] was completely wrong,” a person tweeted.

“For the love of dog and all things holy, please don’t describe Stephen Hawking as having overcome his disability, or his disability as inability, or any number of boring, ableist tropes that take away from what an utter bada — he was and how the world was better for him in it,” a social media user wrote.



Anonymous said...

She was completely correct. He had a serious disability during hi entire adult life.

Bird of Paradise said...

It seems to me that persons with certain disabilities are more intelligent then a bunch of March for Our Lives nit wits

Anonymous said...

Liberals will find a reason to take offence at anything!