Do you remember the old days, when hollywood producers would hire a white actor to play an asian or an American Indian? Don't remember? Watch a clip of The King And I.
Do you think you would see that today? No way! So why would hollywood producers use an able bodied actor in a role of a wheelchair user??? Here is KEVIN McHALE, who plays Artie in the series:
What are the excuses for this disaster? I do not believe what they are saying
"I think there's a fear of litigation, that a person with disabilities might slow a production down, fear that viewers might be uncomfortable," said Robert David Hall, longtime cast member of CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation."
That was the intent in assembling the cast of "Glee," said executive producer Brad Falchuk, along with getting the best performers possible.
"We brought in anyone: white, black, Asian, in a wheelchair," he said. "It was very hard to find people who could really sing, really act, and have that charisma you need on TV."
What do the masses of today think about this? Washington post did an online poll on the topic and an incredible 88% are OK with the idea!!
From millions of wheelchair users, they could not find one who had enough talent for this part? I don't buy it.
I won't be watching Glee and I suggest that you dont either. I would love to see other disability blogs passing the word.