22 Oct '11, 3am

Ricky Gervais Ridicules Down Syndrome on Twitter | Care2 Causes

Ricky Gervais Ridicules Down Syndrome on Twitter | Care2 Causes

Learning that comedian Ricky Gervais has frequently used the word “mong’”on Twitter was bad enough. Seeing him try to defend his right to use the word as he pleases says strongly to me, this guy really doesn’t get it. “Mong” is a derogatory term to refer to individuals with Down Syndrome that has, thankfully, fallen out of use — except on Gervais’ Twitter feed where he has written tweets including “Two mongs don’t make a right” and, on October 14, “Night night monglets.” Gervais insists that he is referring to people he thinks are “stupid” and “complete idiots” by using the term. But advocates for individuals with Down’s syndrome and with disabilities know an insult when they see one and, along with other comedians, have called Gervais out . His response? Self-righteous, and defiant, self-defense: “Well done everyone who pointed out that Mong USED to be a derogatory term f...

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