Is the r-slur used?

Browse movies, tv shows, books and more where the r-slur is used.
This is a common and deeply upsetting trigger for developmentally disabled and autistic people, and can cause major panic attacks and meltdowns.
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Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
82
No
0
8
MeteorMeadow
A child's drawing is described in this way.
TV Show • 2008 Report
Yes
78
No
2
7
ellaur
The son of the main characters has cerebral palsy, and there are scenes of him being addressed as such by bullies and antagonists. One more intense example is a group of boys mocking him in a store but (spoilers) the main bully gets his ass beat. Characters generally react negatively to the slurs use.
Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
75
No
0
7
Reesekat54
Yes, very frequently by the main antagonist.

TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
64
No
5
1
Yes, throughout a season a Down syndrome baby is born to a teen mom. He is referred to as the R-word, and the grandmother joins a group trying to “reclaim” the R-word and regularly uses it.

After Liam (toddler) is exposed to cocaine and overdoses, children in his brothers school taunt him that his little brother is a R-word now. Carl reguraly uses it in that episode trying to “figure out” if his brother “is a R-word” and takes a test for it online. This episode (S4 Ep7) even has the R-word in the title.

This word is also just in general regularly used throughout the show and there’s never any regency to it being wrong, besides the ~reclaiming the word~ episode
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
64
No
2
6
pinkwhale
YES. (So far) it's in S01E01, S01E07, S02E02, S02E04. Mostly used by Maddy and few other characters who are pretty flawed
TV Show • 1997 Report
Yes
55
No
1
4
jdpamv
Too many instances to count but mostly in the episodes where the disabled boy Timmy is involved, he is referred to it directly as a slur.
Movie • 2023 Report
Yes
55
No
0
10
In the beginning of the movie, a character refers to Bella as a, "Beautiful r*****"
Movie • 2017 Report
Yes
52
No
0
8
ashercries
Eddie uses it near the start of the film, when Richie chucks sewer garbage on him, luckily its not used excessively
Movie • 2016 Report
Yes
50
No
2
7
Anonymous
One of the girls uses this word in reference to Art’s behavior

TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
45
No
2
9
Littleolme
Blitzo calls Moxxie "r****ded" in the pilot.
Movie • 2009 Report
Yes
42
No
1
9
damalojo
Yes, multiple times. A student insults a classmate by saying "that's why they're in r*tard math," somebody calls something "freaktarded," etc.
Movie • 2001 Report
Yes
40
No
0
10
TheCassandraComplex
The phrase used is “men are big fat r***rds” … it’s brief and easy to miss because the character is interrupted mid-sentence.
Movie Report
Yes
39
No
0
4
weezburger
Written in a poem and said outloud
TV Show • 1994 Report
Yes
38
No
1
8
zuurtje
in the last season i think, phoebe says joey is 'a little bit r*tarded' to someone else in french so joey cant hear it
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
38
No
2
3
c0mradeolive
A few minutes from the end the last episode of season 3, when homelander is in a crowd of his supporters, a protestor is called a variation of the r slur. mute & turn off captions from 57:22-57:24 and you won't see/hear it. the dialogue isn't important so you won't miss anything. (SPOILERS)


if you wanna be extra safe and skip it, a protestor calls homelander a fascist and throws a can at his kid, so homelander lasers the guy's head off and everyone cheers.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
36
No
4
3
Burgerkingcomputers
Christina says she’s not “socially r****ed” somewhere in the end of the second season or beginning of the third. Haven’t gotten past S3 to inform on later episodes
Movie • 2014 Report
Yes
35
No
0
4
Tall_Goth_Queen
During a scene where the protagonist loses a music folder they are compared to and described using the phrase “give a calculator to a f**king r****d and he’s gonna try to turn on a TV with it”
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
35
No
1
2
brake4bimbos
Constantly, in many episodes
Book Report
Yes
34
No
0
7
trans
there is a lot of ableist language yes
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
32
No
22
1
emsdog28
S6
 E6
6 episode 12 at 16:23 minutes Dr. Reid says "those lost years r word behavioral age."
Movie • 2009 Report
Yes
32
No
2
Movie • 1995 Report
Yes
30
No
0
8
SophieN
cher says “god i’m such a ___” to mr. hall because she “accidentally” (purposely) took her dads coffee instead of her snapple in the morning.
Movie • 1994 Report
Yes
30
No
0
3
Sid
There’s an exchange between Butch and Fabienne where Butch calls her a retard and does what she describes as a “mongoloid voice”
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
27
No
0
4
howdywrites
Yes when Toby McGuire's character is on screen towards the end
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
26
No
0
5
Anonymous
Season 3 episode 1
Season 4 episode 14

Movie • 2010 Report
Yes
25
No
0
5
ProfessorProcyon
Very briefly in one scene.
Movie • 1999 Report
Yes
25
No
1
7
marylisbonsoven
at around 15:30, bianca says to kat ‘can’t you just find some blind, dead, r*tard to take you to the movies so i can have one date?’ during an argument. if this is triggering to you i’d recommend stopping when kat walks up the stairs, and replaying when she starts talking again.
TV Show • 1999 Report
Yes
25
No
0
3
tbarak21
repeatedly in the episode "Petarded"
TV Show Report
Yes
25
No
0
8
DeenGray
The R-slur is constantly thrown around in “God’s Blunders” which is about disabled children
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
25
No
2
4
jdpamv
S1E9 Rick says he would’ve become “r*tarded” if Satan’s plan succeeded, Morty chastises him for this but Rick alleges that he would’ve “literally become mentally r*tarded.” Morty than alleges that neurotypical people have tabooed the slur to “feel better about themselves” so make of that what you will.