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4/9/11 12:58 P

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I would say obnoxious.

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4/8/11 11:22 P

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I watched the whole video and she was repulsive. I have often said let people walk in our shoes, whether it is Celiac, Autism or Asperger (not sure if that is the correct spelling) If she thinks this is the way to be funny, she has another thing coming.
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4/8/11 10:48 P

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I don't get it SHE is supposed to be FUNNY?????? I was in England for three years and that is NOT FUNNY!! What gets me is that the people laughed at her so-called jokes.

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4/8/11 5:50 P

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I think that people make fun of things they don't understand sometimes and may not even realize how offensive they are really being. This is definitely not funny by any stretch...

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4/8/11 3:37 P

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First off - Baily I love your picture. Too cute.

Secondly this is just another example of small minded people who would rather make fun of someone who is struggling then stand in their shoes.

Hate to say this but if her "arm fell off" she would be the first to demand all the help and caring attention in the world. Too bad someone would then feel obliged to come up to her and make a cruel remark just to be "funny".

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4/8/11 12:39 P

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emoticon I found it a sad commentary indeed. Well said ladies.

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4/8/11 12:00 P

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As a person who has gluten intolerance, and whose husband has a developmental disability, I don't find that funny at all. Offensive is a better description. This lady has no clue of the things people in our situations have to go through and deal with on a daily basis!!! ggggrrrr....

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4/8/11 11:36 A

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Not at all funny to make fun of any person with any disability. I've worked with children and adults with autism spectrum disorder for many years, and I wouldn't wish Celiac on anyone!

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4/8/11 11:23 A

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Well the article says she meant that people who say they have celiac to excuse their mood, but actually don't have it are what she is complaining about. I don't think she was very good about getting her point across if that's true!

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4/8/11 11:07 A

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She obviously has no idea what Celiac Disease is. It is certainly not a behavioral issue. Does she really think we want to deprive ourselves of one of the things that is so prevalent...gluten? I desperately miss bread and pasta. I hate the fact that some of my friends and family consider me high-maintenance. It's a burden I have to live with every day, but eating gluten, just to satisfy small-minded people like her is not an option.

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4/8/11 10:57 A

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What and idiot. I bet she wouldn't say those things if she had some close in her family with any of those problems. I saw how she is retracting her statements as "that's not what I said", but she needs to go back and watch the tape. I also noticed not a lot of people were clapping, and the laughter seemed to be more of a nervous type.
As far as replying back to her, it just keeps her on the front page, I say take her for what she is a bigot, ignore her, and she will go away.


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4/8/11 10:51 A

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Not really. Seems that she really doesn't understand. Yes I can be really b*tchy if I get gluten, but most people don't injest it purposely and then use it as an excuse!





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4/8/11 10:51 A

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I didn't watch the whole thing, like YVONNE2001 her humor isn't mine. I think the little bit I did watch was offensive. I did see a couple of non clapping people in the audience though. Also, if I eat wheat I don't get "bitchy" I get painful tummy and I withdraw to a quiet place..

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Non-smoker after smoking 30 years and was at 3 packs a day.

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4/8/11 10:29 A

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emoticon No. Her humor isn't mine. The sad part is that judging from the reaction of the crowd many of them thought she was funny. To present these conditions in such a demeaning way (Celiac, Aspergers, Autism etc) trivializes the very real and serious challenges faced daily by those who have them. I suspect she hasn't thought through the serious consequences of her humor - no doubt because she herself is ignorant of the realities and facts of the medical conditions she chooses to target. So what are the consequences of put-down humor? 1. Lack of compassion for those with these conditions 2. Dehumanizing/depersonalizing individuals 3. Encouraging impatience rather than understanding when confronted with differences 4. Blaming the person and believing that they are responsible and are using their condition either as a cop-out for their actions or to draw attention to themselves.

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4/8/11 8:43 A

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A jokester re: celiac:

bit.ly/gbtTG2
What are your thoughts re: this emoticon

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One person's food is another person's poison.
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