Take down BBC article

Take down BBC article

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Melody Olander started this petition to BBC

Time to talk about this trash by @bbcnews that was posted last week.

If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s not worth reading. Everyone I know with a disability is upset after reading this article. Including the people they interviewed.

Originally BBC reached out to influencers who openly talk about their disabilities. BBC told the people they were interviewing this article would focus on the toxic and harmful forums with trolls attacking disabled influencers.

Instead after completing the interviews and article, BBC chose a clickbait title accusing influencers of faking their disabilities for attention and completely changing the story.

To make it clear, I was NOT one of the influencers interviewed by this article, but plenty of my friends were personally affected and are now experiencing more harassment than ever.

Just one example is how BBC told @thechroniciconic they would use the interview, and then they completely cut it to change the message. Those are the screenshot messages I included in my post on Instagram @butyoudontlooksickofficial

You can keep trying to attack us. But we won’t stand down.

We’ve been fighting stigma and ableism our entire lives.
It’ll take more than a clickbait title to tear us down.

But I can assure you @bbcnews you’ve added fuel to our fire for why our advocacy is so important.

To continue to tear down the ableism this world thrives on.

So thank you for being a prime example of ableism and why our community stands so strong together.

You attack one of us, you attack all of us.

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