Ann Coulter Calls President Obama Retard, Special Needs Community Upset
6 months ago
Parents of children with special needs want apology.
Whether she's trying to or not, political pundit Ann Coulter makes a living off offending people and her latest detractor is the entire special needs community.
After Monday night's final presidential debate, Coulter tweeted her feelings saying she was in favor of "Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard." The "retard" she is referring to is the President of the United States, Barack Obama.
The word "retard" was officially banned by Congress from use in federal health, education and labor laws and has grown to be an overall offensive term.
Because that parents of special needs children and people with loved ones who suffer from "intellectual disability" are demanding that Coulter stop using the word.
"At this point, I'm thinking the woman must surely be aware that the word is offensive, and she chooses not to care. That's pretty vile and heartless," said Ellen Seidman, the mother of a special needs child and creator of the blog "Love that Max." "You want to slam the president, go ahead. But you can't think of any other word to use? Come on."
The Special Olympics also chimed in, saying that it was "sad to see @AnnCoulter continue her use of hateful language by using the #Rword in her discourse."