A quick note? I, the petition organizer, am both physically and mentally handicapped. Now please stop sending me death threats. Thank you.
Whether or not you agree that the word derpy is ableist, the character in question is a mockery of the discrimination that the disabled face every day. To us, it is not a joke. To us, it is a constant reminder of the bullying, the harassment, the pain. Why? Because they turned a disabled character into comic relief. This teaches the children who watch the show that it's okay to make fun of people who are different.
Please, help us fight ableism. Sign the petition.
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