paralympics

(3 Posts)
CommanderShepherd Sat 13-Feb-16 20:27:06

The advert that calls the athletes "superhuman"
Is it just me or is this extremely condescending? If I were a disabled athlete, this would bug the shit out of me, how patronising, I'm "superhuman"
It bugged me when the advert aired last time and it bugs me now. I think it's channel 4

Kpo58 Sat 13-Feb-16 20:39:07

It probably also bugs the athletes to keep being called "disabled". Most probably don't think of themselves that way.

AdrenalineFudge Sat 13-Feb-16 20:48:18

Kpo58 really? Athletes who participate in Paralympic sport are grouped into categories based on their type of disability. Your statement makes you sound as if you think the term 'disabled' is a pejorative term.

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