NEW YORK - A national autism group is demanding an apology from CBS over a disparaging remark a contestant on the reality show "Big Brother" made about people with the disorder.
Autism group demands apology from CBS - Yahoo! News
John Gilmore, executive director of Autism United, says his group has been trying to speak with CBS executives since the show aired last Tuesday.
On the show, a contestant named Adam, who said he works for an autism foundation, said he would spend his winnings on a hair salon for people with developmental disabilities "so retards can get it together and get their hair done." The Web site for the show describes him as a 29-year-old public relations manager from Del Ray Beach, Fla.
His remark shocked his partner, Sheila, who replied, "Don't call them that."
Adam responded by saying, "Disabled kids. I can call them whatever I want. I work with them all day, OK?"
A call to CBS was not immediately returned.