Rosie O’Donnell apologized for a joke made regarding autism, but that doesn’t mean all is forgiven. Rosie managed to insult every autistic person and advocate for autism in the world, or so it seems, during an appearance at Carolines on Broadway in New York City.
Sure, the comedian’s children have given Rosie a run for the money with their antics. What parent doesn’t face challenges? But Rosie O’Donnell took jokes about parenting way too far. What did Rosie say? Apparently something about raising teenagers is tough and she’d trade them for autistic triplets. This set off a firestorm of outrage.
It wasn’t long before a spokesperson for the National Autism Association came forward with an uncensored statement from the organization. Basically, in the NAA’s opinion, Rosie is not only dog poop, but she’s “mushy dog s*** on the bottom of their shoe.” OUCH! But, you have to admit, Rosie deserved that one!
The National Autism Association representative went on to say that the joke “crossed all lines of being a good human being.”
TMZ was able to get a response from O’Donnell who said it wasn’t her intention to “hurt people” but she understands that the joke was in poor taste. As a matter of fact, Rosie reminded people, “I have two children with spectrum disorders.”
In other words, O’Donnell knows how tough life is for autistic children and adults and other disorders on the autism spectrum but made the joke anyway?
But it’s okay, right? Rosie O’Donnell reminded TMZ that she has worked exhaustively to raise funds for autism awareness, she’s even been part of documentaries.
Shame on you Rosie! There were plenty of other comparisons that O’Donnell could have substituted. Every mother or father who has raised a teenager knows it isn’t easy – and would probably say they’d trade a teen for one thing or another. But not at the expense of those with disabilities.
Wonder what Donald Trump as to say about Rosie O’Donnell’s latest open mouth insert foot statement? The presidential hopeful has never been shy about calling out Rosie for dumb things the jack-of-all-trades has said or done.
Maybe if Trump is elected president he can issue some kind of executive order forcing Rosie to leave the United States. Heck, if that happens O’Donnell will probably leave by choice.
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