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CBS REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE FOR "AUTISTIC = RETARD" REMARK

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Added 2/27:  Cast member fired. Read more HERE.

From our friends at A-CHAMP and Autism United.

Keep Up the Pressure on Big Brother Advertisers
Lowe's pulls ads, Geico on the brink 


CBS has yet to do anything about broadcasting references to people with autism as “retards” on their Big Brother program.

See the full action alert with contact names, numbers and email addresses HERE.

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Dawn

My son has Autism, and I didn't take offense to the comment on Big Brother. First of all, it's Big Brother. I am glad it was shown because it shows we have a LONG way to go in educating the general public about autism. I think the comment just shows that there are still ignorant people in America.

Julie

This was an email response from GEICO.

Dear Julie,

Thank you for contacting us regarding advertising that ran during a recent episode of the Big Brother TV show.

GEICO does not sponsor the show or have any national spots running during the Big Brother television show. We do buy “Prime Time” television in selected markets across the country and a local station may choose to run our ad during this time period as part of our purchase.

We certainly don’t agree with the statement made by this actor regarding autism. It is unfortunate this person chose to express his opinion in such a public forum.

Again, thank you for your sincere interest in this matter.


Shannon M. Boyle

GEICO, Corporate Communications

p: 301.986.2812

f : 301.986.2444

Jeanne

I sent a letter to Leslie Moonves, president of CBS. Hopefully he's being bombarded!!

Julie

Keep up the pressure! Campbell's said they have had a flood of calls. Let's make a statement.

biomedmama7

A-Champ link:

http://capwiz.com/a-champ/issues/alert/?alertid=11046111

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