I hope all of you will write to Fox: firstname.lastname@example.org to request an apology from the writers of Glee. They require the following: In order for us to quickly help you, would you be so kind as to email us with the following additional details:
Your Fox Station:
Your Zip Code:
Actual Channel Tuned to:
Cable or Satellite or Antenna?:
–If cable or satellite, your provider?
Type of Set Top Box Used (Name and Model if available):
Are there other times when the problem happens (like during another show or during local news)?:
Here is my letter:
To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing because I have a sixteen year old daughter diagnosed with Asperger’s. She was diagnosed when she was ten and experienced severe bullying at school in fifth grade. She has never been initially rude to her teachers, she has near prefect pitch and she is unlikely to request any special privileges especially about something that would call attention to her. Imagine my reaction to the most recent Glee episode where a character named Sugar, “self diagnosed” with Asperger’s, was rude to a teacher, demanding special privileges including the right to be rude to the teacher, and to join the Glee Club when she is unable to carry a tune.
My daughter recently left a school she loved and had attended for ten years due to an intolerant teacher not understanding how having Asperger’s and the long-term effects of bullying made one assignment impossible for her. She is still trying to adjust to attending an on-line school. She misses seeing her friends everyday and in case you are wondering, yes it is possible to have friends when you have Asperger’s. Her friends are open-minded, caring, and wonderful people.
Imagine how seeing Asperger’s be the brunt of jokes would make my daughter and others feel. I hope you can imagine and you will request the writers to offer a public apology for all the girls like my daughter who deserve so much more from a show that they love and that has previously shown tolerance for others. Please help restore my faith in this show and in your network by responding.
aka D. S. Walker
Delightfully Different Facebook Page