Spurlock Is “Retarded”

Morgan Spurlock is someone I immediately took a dislike to. My mother had recommended I see his movie, Super Size Me a few years ago. I think Gert and I rented it, but it is possible we caught it on cable. We watched it and were equally disgusted by what happened to Spurlock as he dined on nothing but McDonald’s food for a month.

But we kept saying that no one would dine on this food for a month. We enjoyed our crab cakes last night at The Franklinville Inn. Coupled with a filet mingon, dinner was fantastic. Yet, I suspect the bisque, crab cake, filet, and peanut butter pie would take its toll if we had it 30 days straight. It is with that skepticism that Spurlock’s work is looked.

He followed the success of Super Size Me with an FX show, 30 Days. It is easy to research the bias that show displayed. Complaint after complaint was lodged. It seems like the outcomes were known and crafted ahead of time.

Spurlock has not had much publicity since last summer’s run, although he is filming more.

On Friday, Mr. Spurlock spoke at Hatboro-Horsham High School. According to him,

To set the record straight, I said only five “dirty” words during the entire speech.

Spurlock has come under all sorts of criticism for his speech. But notice how he “justifies” what he did. Only five dirty words were spoken to children. Taxpayers footed the bill for this speech. Under no circumstances, sir, is it acceptable to use dirty words to an audience of children. Got it?

Now, apparently you have a warped sense of humor. According to the Allentown Morning Call,

[Spurlock] mocked ethnic groups and joked about the ”retarded kids in the back wearing helmets” and teachers smoking pot in the balcony.

There actually were special education students in the back row.

Teachers led them out during the hourlong presentation.

I know you are denying some of this, but what sir, was the topic of your speech? Do you truly believe this was appropriate to use to a room of children?

Spurlock’s Letter of Explanation concludes with

As an individual who fights daily for us all to find some common ground in this world, I am hopeful that the work I do can continue to generate a positive dialogue, inspire action and make this world a better place.

Positive dialogue? That’s a good one . . .

the only person I called “retarded” was myself

We concur with that assessment.

Hat tip to Michelle Malkin for the link to the Morning Call article.

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