Disney Pulls Show Over Gluten Allergy Storyline
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|Tue, 05-21-2013 - 1:34pm|
Parents succeeded in petitioning Disney to pull an episode of "Jessie" where a character with a gluten allergy was portrayed in a negative light, and was bullied over his allergy.
When mom Amy Raslevich saw the episode with her two children who both have Celiac disease, she was appalled and her kids were very upset. "There were tears in my daughter's eyes, and my son's fist was clenched," she told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Raslevich started a petition on Change.org on Thursday in an attempt to convince Disney to pull the episode titled "Quitting Cold Koala." She explained how her kids are often ostracized because of their condition that limits their diets and how Disney poorly portrayed the issue.
I'm glad that they spoke up, from the clips I saw it was an awful message to send to children. What do you think about it?