My children observe and imitate everything that I do so it is so very important that I set a good example for them. I am constantly thinking about the kind of people that I am teaching them to be. I want them to be kind to everyone no matter what someone's religion or skin color or if they are disabled in some way.
That is why when my friend Lori told me that the movie, Tropic Thunder had some scenes in it that are insulting to people with intellectual challenges, I became livid. The movie has coined the phrase 'Full Retard'. What a horrible thing to call people. I will be truly heartbroken if my children ever called someone that. It is reprehensible that anyone would use that word to describe anyone. It is malicious and mean.
Some will say that this falls under freedom of speech. And perhaps it does. But let me tell you what.....I will not show my children, friends and family that I condone the use of that word by spending any money to see it. EVER. I must show them that there is nothing funny about being hurtful and mean.
My family is boycotting Tropic Thunder and I suggest you do the same. And if I haven't convinced you. Read this.