Tuesday, May 24, 2011

'Not Acceptable'

Spread the Word to End the Word is releasing a hard-hitting public service announcement (PSA) called "Not Acceptable." This 30-second television PSA gives voice to a variety of diverse communities, each of whom expresses that it is not acceptable to call them by what were once common words, but are now recognized as offensive slurs.

Lauren Potter and Jane Lynch of Fox's "Glee" star 
in the powerful PSA, "Not Acceptable
It culminates in actress and self-advocate Lauren Potter from “Glee” stating that it is not acceptable to use the word ‘retard.’ She and “Glee” co-star Jane Lynch make a call to action to stop using the R-word and to promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The PSA is scheduled to air tonight on Fox during the “Glee” finale at approximately 9:50 pm EST, and has received commitments to air across several networks including a majority of the Fox cable channels and regional sports networks, MTV, USA Network and Turner networks including TNT, TBS, truTV, and CNN.

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