What it's like to be the parent of a child with a learning disability. The blog was created in 2005 and discusses anything to do with Down Syndrome

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Ricky Gervais calls Susan Boyle 'a mong'

http://www.musicrooms.net/showbiz/7654-Ricky-Gervais-Calls-Susan-Boyle-Mong.html

However, unlike Frankie Boyle, Gervais has at least made an attempt to justify his comments....see "Week one hundred and nineteen - May 2010" - "I clearly explain that words change and that at no point am I referring to anyone with Down's Syndrome. Not only am I not referring to people with Down's Syndrome I also explain that I am not associating the word with its old derogatory meaning. I also do it as part of a routine about comedians taking responsibility for everything they say. I hope this is acceptable."

http://rickygervais.com/thissideofthetruth.php

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