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Disability charities have expressed anger after a number of parents complained that a one-armed children's TV presenter was frightening their kids.
Cerrie Burnell, who was born with one arm, began co-presenting Cbeebies 'Do And Discover' slot with Alex Winters last month.
She has a broad range of success as an actor, both in the theatre and on television.
But parents on online forums have claimed she 'frightens' their children.
Poster Barry wrote: "Is it just me, or does anyone else think the new woman presenter on Cbeebies (Cerrie Burnell) may scare the kids because of her disability?
"I didn't want to let my children watch the filler bits on the bedtime hour last night because I know it would have played on my eldest daughter's mind and possibly caused sleep problems... and yes, this is a serious post."
Originally posted by machinegun_go_go
We really do live in a society filled with idiots.
Originally posted by Nirgal
reply to post by Merriman Weir
Derek Griffiths was awesome,
and while we're discussing British TV presenters, I'm guessing the health and safety nuts would have been all over Floella Benjamin's braids.
If you've ever noticed.... in all great civilizations, there runs a great propaganda matrix in which the ideal body proportions are celebrated, and the undesirable body proportions are demonized. It is my belief that humans are not naturally that superficial... and this propaganda of labeling certain physical circumstances as "undesireable" only serves one purpose, and that purpose is to cleanse the "civilization" machine of faulty parts... because humans are completely expendable and replaceable cogs in a machine. Civilization is a giant globalized machine, and it's time that this machine is coming into full physical fruition.
t's ALL about marketing.... and marketing is all about brainwashing, and this certain type of idealistic brainwashing will eventually give rise to generations who think that physical deformation is a blight of society, and you will not be able to pinpoint one leader or one group or one ideology as the culprit.... because it will have been propagated and honed through the years by means of "marketing" and "study groups" and such back in the Golden Age of Capitalism, and unconsciously spread throughout ALL ideologies and groups.
Originally posted by azzllin
IMHO this is 100% the parents, I think it's the mother and father who has the problem, and seems to be using thier kids as an excuse
Originally posted by Wertdagf
The kids will be fine!!!!! they all saw LITTLE NEMO, no parents said that gave their children nightmares.