Saturday, November 1, 2014

ABC this is NOT OK! Disney/ABC Marginalizes Mental Illness In Tasteless Modern Family Episode

I am writing to ask why Disney/ABC Television ridiculed and marginalized our nation’s veterans and millions of other Americans during the October 29th broadcast of its prime time television show, Modern Family.
Pete Earley writes 2 spot-on articles this week about the distasteful, insulting and discriminating “Modern Family” show portraying asylums and mental illness as funny.
Mr. ABC executive, I challenge you to live in my shoes just one day. Try living my life … ask me if I'm amused by my son's horrible 21-years of documented brain disease? Imagine watching your son's brain deterioate, due to civil rights laws that keep him from gaining access to treatment? Please click here: and provide your thoughts on how families and individuals coping with the most challenging and deadly disease on the planet deserve an apology! Thanks, GG Burns  

 An Open Letter to Anne Sweeney, Co-Chair Disney Media Networks President, Disney/ABC Television Group

Dear Ms. Sweeney,
Twenty-two veterans commit suicide each day in our nation. Nearly all have a diagnosable mental illness. Many have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that they suffered fighting for your safety and freedom. Yet, the writers of Modern Family:Halloween 3: AwesomeLand decided to make these proud warriors the butt of belittling jokes. Read more here:

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