Is the R word 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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TV Show • 2008 Report
Yes
43
No
1
5
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 • 2018 Report
Yes
43
No
0
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
38
No
2
1
pinkwhale
YES. (So far) it's in S01E01, S01E07, S02E02, S02E04. Mostly used by Maddy and few other characters who are pretty flawed
Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
30
No
0
6
Reesekat54
Yes, very frequently by the main antagonist.
Movie • 2017 Report
Yes
30
No
0
6
ashercries
Eddie uses it near the start of the film, when Richie chucks sewer garbage on him, luckily its not used excessively
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
28
No
0
0
hallmarkcats
In season 3 of Shameless, Sheila tries to join an Down Syndrome Advocate group that calls it's self R-SlurNation. Througout this arc the R-word is used frequently by basically everyone.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
26
No
0
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 • 1997 Report
Yes
24
No
0
3
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 • 2009 Report
Yes
24
No
2
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
21
No
0
4
howdywrites
Yes when Toby McGuire's character is on screen towards the end
Movie • 2016 Report
Yes
21
No
2
4
One of the girls uses this word in reference to Art’s behavior
Movie • 2009 Report
Yes
20
No
1
3
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.
TV Show • 1994 Report
Yes
19
No
1
1
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 • 2005 Report
Yes
18
No
2
2
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
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
18
No
0
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
17
No
1
1
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.
TV Show • 2022 Report
Yes
17
No
0
6
Benrybenry
The Korean equivalent
TV Show • 1999 Report
Yes
16
No
0
2
tbarak21
repeatedly in the episode "Petarded"
Movie • 2001 Report
Yes
16
No
0
2
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 • 1995 Report
Yes
16
No
0
1
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 • 2007 Report
Yes
15
No
0
3
TheCassandraComplex
Many times.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
15
No
0
5
Littleolme
Blitzo calls Moxxie "r****ded" in the pilot.
Book Report
Yes
14
No
0
4
trans
there is a lot of ableist language yes
Movie • 2014 Report
Yes
14
No
0
3
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”
Movie • 2013 Report
Yes
14
No
0
1
linn1537
Jonah hill and Leonardo’s characters discuss his kids being *r word* because Jonah married his cousin. They say it about 3 times and Jonah says if his kids were he would abandon them.
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
14
No
0
0
will0w
yes, a lot
Movie • 1999 Report
Yes
13
No
0
3
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 • 2006 Report
Yes
13
No
1
0
SiRenfield
Notably in S1E13 and S3E7 (will update with time codes later if you wish to watch the episode but just mute the eyes or something)…surprisingly not super often for the standards of mid 2000’s adult animation
Movie • 1994 Report
Yes
13
No
0
0
Sid
There’s an exchange between Butch and Fabienne where Butch calls her a retard and does what she describes as a “mongoloid voice”
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
13
No
11