Thursday, February 5, 2009

Forgive Us Our Trespasses ..


Jerry Lewis, the slapstick half of Martin and Lewis and the driving force behind the Labor Day MDA Telethon, is not a popular figure among disability activists. The reasons are complex, but in my opinion, valid. And deep -- deep enough in fact for a petition to be " ... launched to object to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' announcement that it will give Jerry Lewis its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscar Awards ceremony on February 22, 2009."

The odd thing is that this opposition is often greeted with derision by other people with disabilities.

Read the reason -- and notes from the opposition -- here on Josie Byzek's "Tremors of Intent" blog at New Mobility Magazine.
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