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

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Penguin Group
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." 

"@AnnCoulter

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

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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.

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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. 

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

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Recent signatures

    News

    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.
      http://takimag.com/article/the_language_police_are_retarded_gavin_mcinnes

    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.
      http://technorati.com/lifestyle/article/the-effects-of-the-r-word/

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/30/ann-coulter-retard-tweet-apology-petition_n_2045987.html

    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.

      http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/25/ann-coulter-sticks-by-retard-tweet-says-screw-them-to-the-word-police-audio/

      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

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Karen Brooks OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
      • 7 days ago

      She says the word with such scorn, disrespect and mistaken sense of superiority. And, she says it so OFTEN. Just like there are classroom bullies, Coulter is a Media Bully (capitalized on purpose; she deserves to be labeled) of the worst kind: Like many other bullies, she takes a word that was formerly the official diagnostic term for some of our country's most vulnerable people and used it as a label to express hatred. (She must have been a horrible classroom bully.) No reputable publisher with a conscience would spread her hatred by publishing her words.

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    • Cliff Sommers BROWNSTOWN, IN
      • 14 days ago

      It's sad that there are people think the way Ann does. How does she feel about a man calling her a "whore?" Whore to me just means a narcissistic person that thinks only for themselves and will do anything to achieve it, including selling body or soul. Sorry, prostitutes I hope I did not offend anyone by comparing them to Ann. Sorry if I just pulled a Coulter.

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    • Aaron Toner GARDEN CITY, KS
      • 2 months ago

      The definition of retard means to hold back, or to hinder. I find these statements by her disrespectful and offensive.

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    • John Perez PHOENIX, AZ
      • 2 months ago

      It is time to stop this kind of abuse and for those who continue to use this language to be stopped. If they see a drop in their income, it might hit home more seriously,

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    • Tim Van Camp Jr DEWITT, NY
      • 2 months ago

      My nephew past away age 10 on December 9th 2012. He was born with multiple disabilities.

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