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Stayinin Sat 07-Dec-19 22:02:28

So I just saw the show where they made people who needed glasses take them off and see what they could see (not much), for laughs and prizes.
I have very low eyesight and that really made me really cross that they make fun of peoples disabilities like that. They wouldn't ask someone in a wheelchair to just 'crawl along the floor, go on, just for our amusement '? Aibu to be so sensitive or was it banter? Xx

AlmostAJillSandwich Sat 07-Dec-19 22:03:57

Way too sensitive, yabu.

SimonJT Sat 07-Dec-19 22:04:19

They did it so they could ‘frame’ the proposal.

You’re being very very over sensitive.

DioneTheDiabolist Sat 07-Dec-19 22:06:29

You're being over sensitive. My sight is dreadful I thought it was funny and may incorporate it into our family games.fgrin

Ffsnosexallowed Sat 07-Dec-19 22:07:11


MistyCloud Sat 07-Dec-19 22:07:42


You're going to get lots of people saying you are oversensitive, but I am on your side here. It's out of order IMO. I agree that taking the piss out of people with poor eyesight is pretty shitty, and if it makes me 'oversensitive' too, to that, then so be it!

inwood Sat 07-Dec-19 22:09:11

I might have cried a bit at the sentiment and I have terrible eyesight. YABU!

thistimelastweek Sat 07-Dec-19 22:10:19

It's cheap shite telly. You are unreasonable if you didn't know before now

Magpiefeather Sat 07-Dec-19 22:12:27

Yeah I thought the same I have to admit. The proposal was nice but up til then it was just laughing at people’s poor eyesight.

RoomR0613 Sat 07-Dec-19 22:14:21

It was to set up the proposal at the end. That's all. It wasn't a real game.

For what it's worth I'm -3 in both eyes and I would have found the game hilarious in that situation.

If it had been on the Last Leg or something like that would you have been so offended? They play those kind of disability based 'gags' all the time and personally I think it helps to normalise disability rather than be a negative thing.

Stayinin Sat 07-Dec-19 22:15:43

Thank you @MistyCloud.
It wasnt about the proposal. Apart from fact she couldn't see and they made out it was funny, I hope it was lovely for them.I just felt so sad that something that I have that isn't my fault but affects me every day was so funny to so many people.

SweetAsSpice Sat 07-Dec-19 22:16:00

personally I think it helps to normalise disability rather than be a negative thing.

^ this.

CalleighDoodle Sat 07-Dec-19 22:18:42

You are very unreasonable to compare needing glasses to enable you to see clearly, and being in a wheelchair still unable to walk.

snowybaubles Sat 07-Dec-19 22:20:23

I wear glasses but I have never once thought myself disabled confused

Answerthequestion Sat 07-Dec-19 22:21:31

Being short sighted isn’t a disability, it’s a pain in the neck at times but it’s not a disability so YABU.

Ps -5 here

Stayinin Sat 07-Dec-19 22:22:51

How is being unable to walk incomparable to being able to see? Please educate me. I meant no offense. I mean that without glasses I am registered blind.

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Sat 07-Dec-19 22:24:16

Oversensitive. I have a -5 and -6 prescription so I’m absolutely lost without my glasses or lenses. The difference between that and what I consider to be a “real” disability is that I can stick on my specs or my lenses and live an entirely “normal” life.

BettysLeftTentacle Sat 07-Dec-19 22:25:18

I’m hideously short sighted, have astigmatism and loss of eyesight in one eye. I also saw the show and thought it was funny, after all, I’m always laughing at myself as it’s a source of constant amusement for me. I also don’t consider myself to have a disability and can’t imagine being as sensitive as this.

BettysLeftTentacle Sat 07-Dec-19 22:26:35

How is being unable to walk incomparable to being able to see?

With glasses you can see.
With or without a wheelchair you still can’t walk. Ever.


Stayinin Sat 07-Dec-19 22:26:39

Oh @RoomR0613 I'm sure I would have found it hilarious at -3 too. What fun. I'm talking about serious inability to see.

Sayhellotothethings Sat 07-Dec-19 22:28:10

Comparing needing glasses to improve your eye sight with being in a wheelchair not able to walk is U. Incredibly so.

cstaff Sat 07-Dec-19 22:28:58

Oh ffs you are being way over sensitive. Has everyone lost their sense of humour. I regularly here jokes about my illness and just take them in the context that they are intended - having a laugh. Btw bad eyesight can be corrected.

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Sat 07-Dec-19 22:29:02

OP you didn’t make it clear that you were referring to sight that couldn’t be corrected with glasses. I’m reasonably sure those participants had sight that was corrected by glasses and thus would not be considered disabled.

Emmapeeler1 Sat 07-Dec-19 22:29:10

My friend had to be registered blind before she was officially classed as having a disability. I didn’t see it, but pretty sure I would find it funny (and I wear glasses).

Sayhellotothethings Sat 07-Dec-19 22:29:57

I've also never known anyone that need a glasses to say they have a disability.
With glasses or contacts you can live a normal life.

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