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Be Careful What you Retweet

November 22nd, 2009 · 14 Comments · Disability, Irish Media, Social Media

Tonight watching X Factor and reading my twitter stream I saw a few too many jokes about Susan Boyle’s mental health and intellectual disability.

Some people seem to have found other people’s jokes funny too and retweeted them. Colm O’ Gorman, (Bio: Author, activist, director of Amnesty International Ireland) for one.

And people wonder why some in the disability community view Amnesty Ireland’s campaign on Mental Health issues with more than a bit of cynicism?

Stunned and very disappointed.


Colm has responded in the comments and has also blogged on the matter on his own blog.

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