“Tropic Thunder” will open in movie theaters tomorrow and the ignorant hate word “retard” will be repetitively blared over sound systems throughout the country. While movie goers laugh and spill overpriced popcorn, the cause of establishing equality for persons of all abilities will fall with those kernels and be stomped underfoot and forgotten on sticky theater floors.
Please join us and Boycott Dreamworks and “Tropic Thunder”.
Sign this online petition and tell everyone you know to NOT see this movie.
Since DreamWorks has ignored the public’s voice and decided that, “No changes or cuts to the film will be made”, our only hope is that this movie loses money at the Box Office so that Ben Stiller and the rest of Hollywood realizes that while some laughter heals, vulgar humor at the expense of others destroys lives.
It is especially important for us all to ask our husbands, boyfriends, sons and all other men that we know to REFUSE to see this movie. Moms are certainly not the target market of this film, and we must use our influence to express the importance of this matter to those who would otherwise watch this movie.
I can just imagine young men and teenage boys after they have seen this movie laughing and repeating the movie’s catch phrase “never go full retard”. T-shirts have already been made with the phrase “Full Retard”. (In one scene alone, the word “retard” is used over 16 times.)
If you are not aware of the controversy, please read Melody’s post: Insensitive Hollywood People Thought It Felt Right to Use Hate Words Against People Living with Disabilities
Adding your name to the online petition is a quick and free way to show your support for people living with disabilities.
This is an important cause, and I’d like to encourage you to add your name to thepetition and refuse to see the movie. Both will cost you nothing.
(By the way, after your name is submitted, the ipetitions donation page will come up asking you to donate to running ipetitions.com. That donation does NOT go to supporting this cause, and you can just CLOSE the browser at that point… your name will have been added successfully.)