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Public apology for constantly using the R-Word
  • Petitioned Penguin Group

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Ann Coulter

Public apology for constantly using the R-Word

    1. Dennis Morgan
    2. Petition by

      Dennis Morgan

      Norlina, NC

I want to help raise awareness that using the word retard(ed) is disrespectful, dehumanizing, and very hurtful. Ann Coulter is a public figure with over 282,000 twitter followers. Her words impact many people and I wish she would take that into consideration when making comments. This is not a political issue for me. It's all about respect and neither Ms Coulter's party affiliation nor my party affiliation play a part in this petition. 

These are the tweets she sent out: " ‏@AnnCoulter

I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard." 


Obama: "Stage 3 Romneysia" - because cancer references are HILARIOUS. If he's "the smartest guy in the room" it must be one retarded room."


Please note, this petition is against Ann Coulter for using the word "retard(ed)". Ms Coulter said in an interview that the word "retard" was a word to call someone a "loser". Please listen to the interview below to hear her say that... She did NOT call my Son any name. My son, Caleb, is MY motivation for starting this petition to hopefully show ms Coulter that people are offended by her words, whether she believes it or not.


I also feel that Penguin Group, the publisher of Ann Coulter's latest book, should take a stand against her speech and not only condemn it, but, offer a donation to a disability rights group. 


NOTE: There have been a lot of comments about my political affiliation. This isn't a political issue. This issue is bigger than politics. 


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 75,000 signatures
    2. Gavin McInnes Supports Ann Coulter's use of R-Word

      Dennis Morgan
      Petition Organizer

      Taki Magazine contributor wrote an article, "The Language Police are Retarded". He supports Coulter's use of the word and points out other instances the R-word was used and nothing was made of it. Here's the article and a word of CAUTION: The article is offensive, but, the comments are EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE. If you decide to read any of the comments, they can get quite mean spirited (putting it nicely). Thanks, Dennis.

    3. Here are a couple of articles written about this petition

      Dennis Morgan
      Petition Organizer

      Help spread the word about this petition. Here are a couple of links to articles that have been written by Technorati and Huffington Post.


    4. Reached 50,000 signatures
    5. Ann Coulter says, "Screw Them" to the people offended by R-Word tweet!

      Dennis Morgan
      Petition Organizer

      Just heard this audio from Ann Coulter saying, "Screw them" when discussing her use of the word retard(ed) in a tweet on debate night. Please share the petition with everyone. We must show her that we will not back down and she will not bully us, our kids, and our family and friends with special needs.


      Ann Coulter sticks by 'retard' tweet, says 'screw them' to the word police [AUDIO]

      Despite receiving flack from liberals and some conservatives for referring to President Barack Obama as "the retard" in a tweet, conservative commentator Ann Coulter showed no remorse for using the word. In an appearance on Alan Colmes' Thursday radio show, first flagged in a rare catch from Mediaite's Tommy Christopher, Coulter scoffed at her critics, saying "Oh, screw them."

    6. Reached 4,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Tahir Kamal CROYDON, AUSTRALIA
      • 3 months ago

      This lunatic psychopath Ann Coulter is the cancer of the mainstream media. Not only she won't apologize, she continues to rant on in her miserable life. People like her should be put on trial and convicted.

    • Amber Asad AUSTIN, TX
      • 4 months ago

      Nobody should be called that!

    • Sophie Ayer AUSTIN, TX
      • 4 months ago

      My bro was born with brain damage, and everywhere we went together we were stared at. He's a person. He has feelings like the rest of us.

    • Lynne Cleveland Vitzthum MONTPELIER, VT
      • 5 months ago

      The continual use of the "r' word by anyone is offensive to people living with disabilities.

    • Mary Anderson ST. MARYS, PA
      • 5 months ago

      Because the "R" word is hurtful and unfair. It's as degrading as the "N" word and shouldn't just be casually thrown out there.


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