Disability groups ask for a boycott of a movie

August 13, 2008 9:30:45 PM PDT
Coalition of disability groups has launched a boycott of the new film "Tropic Thunder."

"No more hate speech, no more hate speech," is what the group changed.

This group marched outside the Metreon Wednesday in San Francisco, where the film is playing. They're upset because, they say the film refers to a developmentally disabled person as retarded.

Comedian Ben Stiller, who wrote, directed, and starred in the film, defended the movie on ABC's "Good Morning America."

"In the context of the film, I really feel like it's really clear we're making fun of the actors and actors who try to use serious subjects to win awards, and you know it's about actors and self importance, so I think in the context of the movie, it's pretty clear," said Stiller.

Stiller says that once the protestors see the film, they'll understand that the joke is actually on Hollywood.


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