Thursday, 31 May 2012
So it’s a Monday morning and I get to my computer at work and I start checking the emails I received over the weekend and I see a link to a wonderful Website called Special Needs Book Review where they have been so gracious to read our book, Look at My Eyes and they interviewed me (a dad) and did a great job.
I was so excited to have the opportunity to share some thoughts with this great outlet–that is read by many, many parents (and hopefully dads) and just thrilled to be able to make more connections…not just to hopefully sell some books, but to reach as many people dealing with a child on the autism spectrum as possible.
I went to my friend and fellow dad with child with autism Stuart Duncan to post the link to the interview on his site…Stuart lives in Canada and I have never met him but I would consider him a friend and a fellow father fighting for his son! Stuart and I have had a few conference calls together and have been featured in publications together…so it’s a joy to share information with him and to read his posts and blogs.
And there it was…I opened his page to see that Jenny McCarthy is apparently taking her clothes off for Playboy all in the name of Autism. (Note: I am not going to link the article of Jenny making this announcement because I don’t want any more clicks on that b.s. as possible)
Can I explain how angry I am right now? Probably not! This is just a joke and an outrage and I’m so ticked off on so many levels.
Who made this woman the Queen of Autism? She’s all about “curing autism” and how apparently her son had it and is now “cured” or something…which would be amazing since I don’t think I’ve EVER heard of anyone being cured from autism…but maybe he’s extra-extra special.
She’s big into bio-meds and all the vaccines “caused” my son to have autism although all of the reports she hangs onto have been disproved and not deemed scientific at all.
Let me get this straight…this no talent, fake boob, D-list “actress” (if you could call her that) who wrote a book (big deal, I wrote a book too–and it’s actually a helpful book!) and claims to have all the answers to autism–apparently she’s extra super smart…she just plays dumb in her life…is now going to take her clothes off to “fund autism research”
I’d love to go on and on and on about how pissed off I am and how stupid the media is to even report this…this is nothing more than a pathetic cry for attention by an aging (yet beautiful still I’m sure) never-has-been person peddling her son’s diagnosis to get money.
Shame on you Jenny McCarthy! You are a disgrace to your son and to all the parents out there who are truly fighting and scraping every last resource possible to help pay for medicine, therapy, testing, treatment, anything and everything to give our child a future!
You are hurting those of us who truly are trying to make a difference in the autism community.
You are a shame to your name…you decided taking your clothes off 20 years ago was the best and only way to make a name for yourself and to make money…that’s fine, that’s up to you…and kudos to you for maintaining your surgically enhanced looks at your age now where you are able to be comfortable in stripping for the Playboy again…if you’ve got it, flaunt it.
BUT DON’T PRETEND THAT YOU’RE DOING THIS TO HELP YOUR SON AND OUT OF THE KINDNESS OF YOUR BOTOXED HEART…call it what it is….you need money and you crave attention…great, but don’t pimp your child in order to get attention or make money.
You don’t like what I’m saying…you are free to contact me directly and I’ll give you my mobile number and would love to visit with you! firstname.lastname@example.org
Have some respect for yourself and for your child…have some respect for us parents with children on the spectrum that can’t sleep because of the fears and stresses of our daily lives and the thought of our children growing up unable to blend into society as we get older…
Keep your mouth shut, keep your clothes on…or at least don’t associate Autism when you do it!
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