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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Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
61
No
0
1
MeteorMeadow
A child's drawing is described in this way.
TV Show • 2008 Report
Yes
59
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.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
51
No
2
5
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 • 2011 Report
Yes
46
No
4
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.
Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
43
No
0
7
Reesekat54
Yes, very frequently by the main antagonist.
TV Show • 1997 Report
Yes
41
No
1
5
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 • 2017 Report
Yes
38
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 • 2019 Report
Yes
32
No
1
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.
Movie • 2016 Report
Yes
30
No
2
6
One of the girls uses this word in reference to Art’s behavior
Movie • 2009 Report
Yes
29
No
1
4
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
28
No
1
6
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
Movie Report
Yes
27
No
0
3
weezburger
Written in a poem and said outloud
Movie • 2001 Report
Yes
27
No
0
7
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 • 2009 Report
Yes
27
No
2
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
25
No
13
0
emsdog28
S6
 E6
6 episode 12 at 16:23 minutes Dr. Reid says "those lost years r word behavioral age."
Movie • 2022 Report
Yes
24
No
0
4
howdywrites
Yes when Toby McGuire's character is on screen towards the end
Movie • 1995 Report
Yes
24
No
0
4
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 • 2014 Report
Yes
22
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”
Book Report
Yes
21
No
0
6
trans
there is a lot of ableist language yes
TV Show • 1999 Report
Yes
21
No
0
2
tbarak21
repeatedly in the episode "Petarded"
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
21
No
2
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
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
21
No
0
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
19
No
1
7
Littleolme
Blitzo calls Moxxie "r****ded" in the pilot.
TV Show Report
Yes
19
No
0
6
DeenGray
The R-slur is constantly thrown around in “God’s Blunders” which is about disabled children
Movie • 1999 Report
Yes
18
No
1
5
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 • 2022 Report
Yes
18
No
0
7
Benrybenry
The Korean equivalent
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
17
No
0
6
Parfaedia
Miu specifically uses the word or a version of it as an insult a few times
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
17
No
1
3
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.
Movie • 2020 Report
Yes
17
No
0
0
will0w
yes, a lot
TV Show • 2004 Report
Yes
16
No
3
1
used at the start of s2 ep1 around one minute In