The latest publicity stunt by Kylie Jenner reminded that less than 20 years ago a film called Crashwas banned for showing people with disabilities in a bad way.

The film by David Kronenberg starred a young lady called Roseanne Arquette, who later gained fame in the tv series Medium. After a little research on the life of the lady in question, it turned out she was at best of little help to the police, and at worst a charlatan.

There is no mystery here – the rule of thumb applies – if you’re a celeb you can poke fun at people less fortunate than you.

brendan-behan

To some of my friends, I am a bestselling Sci-Fi writer, but I’m not in my eyes. Even if I was, my credo is “There but for the grace of God, go I!.”

 

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