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.BY
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: http://abc.go.com/feedback 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
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: http://www.peteearley.com/2014/10/30/stigmatizing-modern-family-disneyabc-marginalizes-mental-illness/