• No freedom of speech for YOU!

  • Having just googled, I now know she plays a disabled person on the tv show ‘American Horror Story’ and she is touring around talking about what it is like to play a person with microcephaly, the process of becoming the character, etc. Seems to me that she had something valuable to say and the outrage is misplaced. If they would like to see more persons with actual disabilities talk to students, instead of protesting they should organize a symposium. One thing they could discuss is how some people in the media are portrayed by able-boded actors like Ms Grossman whereas others are actors with disabilities, like Micah Fowler in Speechless. I know the autism community is not very pleased about The Good Doctor. Would make an interesting talk and be more productive than disruption.

    To be clear, I don’t get the impression Ms Goodman as portraying herself as an expert on disability. She was there to talk about her process, as an actor, portraying a person with a disability. Huge difference.

  • ““This is the first time in my entire career that I’ve ever encountered this sort of hostility,” Grossman said.” If this is the first time she has encountered this hostility from the disabled community, she isn’t listening!

    The Western AS totally missed the mark on this event. Next time, talk to the disabled community to get input.

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