Sunday, 6 December 2009

New blog time.  Ive not written one for a while so I thought that I would do one. I want to talk about the was disabled people are portrayed on TV.

Firstly I want to talk about the show on Channel 4 called Cast offs.  This show is excellent. It is a drama based on a reality show of disabed people on a desert island.  All of the actors on this show have genuine disabilities and are  showed in a sympathetic light.  They have a wide range of people in the show with different difficulties.  It shows that people with a disability can learn to cope in extreme situations.  Like I have said before though  learning to cope an adapt doesnt make you less disabled.

In Eastenders they have a character who is in a wheel chair the actor is genuinely in a wheel chair and is not an actor in one.  They also have a little boy who is deaf in the show and deaf in real life.  In Emerdale there is a blind lady which is played by a genuine blind actress. 

The show Tracy Beaker has a character in it with Cerebral Palsy.  She has the condition in real life.

There still needs to be more disabled people on TV.   There was uproar in the UK because they had a childrens presenter with one arm.  I don't see the problem with it.  If your child asks questions then they are only curious and its better for them to learn to accept people.   It would stop a lot of bullying in schools because a person seems different to them. 

Being disabled doesnt make you any less normal it just means you have different challenges in life to other people.

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