Is there ableist language or behavior?

This category refers to use of slurs, demeaning language, or abuse of neurodiverse and disabled people. This includes using "autistic" as an insult. This category is important because mocking disabled people or comparing their conditions to being bad is an ableist trope found in many forms of media that feed into a stereotypical narrative.
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Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
187
No
10
42
EmmaWard55
One character dismisses the suicide note of a young bipolar woman as 'attention seeking' and no big deal. They are very critical and lack empathy for this woman, making her suffering into calculated ploys for drama.
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
117
No
3
24
Syno
A very old man with a brain tumor and health problems gets picked on, and is rarely picked for teams in the games. But some characters make sure he isn’t left out.
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
102
No
5
27
GwendolynCox
One of the children shown has social issues. In a classroom scene, the teacher pushes her to finish her test in a way that could draw negative attention to this. Later, the mother yells at her, saying, "are you some kind of idiot," for displaying the same behavior. The same character's art is also called the r word
Yes
95
No
2
34
teaz
there is a character who is an ableist stereotype of people with DID. her alter is extremely murderous, even having "genocide" in her name.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
95
No
13
22
melsmadness22
In season two there is a character who appears to have a disability. His father constantly mistreats him and tries to have him committed to a treatment facility.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
71
No
0
21
takver
Toph's parents restrict her freedom and treat her like she is helpless, because she is blind. The show makes it very clear that they are wrong.
Movie • 2004 Report
Yes
71
No
2
19
Rg123
Regina uses the R word to describe an unfortunate event.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
68
No
0
14
ElleONeill
episode 3 ****SPOILER AHEAD**** shows the physically disabled character being "cured" of her physical disability, changing into a "beautiful" physically abled character.
Movie • 2017 Report
Yes
68
No
0
11
heliogemini
as the kids look into the sewer for the first time, Eddy says the r slur in an attempt to get his friends to think going in the sewers isn't smart.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
66
No
0
23
ghostofpunk
Jojo suffers a slight limp and scarring from a grenade accident. He and others refer to him as 'horribly disfigured' and such.
Video Game • 2017 Report
Yes
64
No
3
19
oumasorbit
a character calls others ‘t*rds multiple times, and idk if this counts, but they also ask if another character was “dropped on her head as a kid”
Book Report
Yes
63
No
0
14
Boop
The character in a wheelchair is constantly made fun of for it by the character who put him in it.
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
62
No
1
17
cielgee
A wheelchair user is called “roller girl”, and the discussion of the “miracle” of her suddenly being able to walk again could be triggering for some.
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
61
No
0
27
meganf3000
This whole movie is ableist because it perpetuates the fact that autistic people are broken or need to be cured. The main autistic character is played by a neurotypical actress, there are scenes infantilising Music and physically restraining her during meltdown. Sia also partnered with an autistic hate group to make this movie (Autism Speaks).
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
53
No
3
16
annie.wolfe
in the first episode there is an autism joke and the r word is used
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
53
No
4
5
CozmoGarden
there are multiple uses of the ableist slur "ps*cho", and ableism towards a woman alleged to be schizophrenic
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
52
No
9
16
asunder
A main character is called a psychopath for carrying a knife.
TV Show • 2008 Report
Yes
51
No
1
9
hyperjenb
S4E2 and S4E11: A character in the 1940's suffers suicidal depression after losing her son and is lobotomized due to her "hysteria;" said lobotomy is used to threaten her daughter into repressing her own emotions.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
49
No
4
7
Memebird
Yes. Michael says the R-word quite a bit in s3e1 "Gay Witch Hunt"
Anime • 2016 Report
Yes
48
No
8
6
damaless
Quirkless people are heavily discriminated against by most of society.
Movie • 2016 Report
Yes
46
No
0
16
Huntingkeith
A main character is shown to be bullied verbally and physically because of her disability, excluding her, talking poorly about her behind her back, etc.
Video Game • 2016 Report
Yes
45
No
2
17
Kathryn
One character is in a wheelchair, and during a cut scene another character pushes him out of the way, thinking she's being kind and helping him get his mail.
Video Game Report
Yes
44
No
1
14
eweeys
There is a lot of ableism directed towards mentally ill characters, and the word 'psycho'/'psychotic' is used in a derogatory manner a ton.
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
44
No
7
7
Rev
The show reflects the time of setting and of creation and uses terms like psychopath, sociopath, and psychotic. It is unclear if it is meant in an ableist way or not, but it is something to be aware of in that the demonization of mental illness and personality disorders is unfortunately a big part of the show
Movie • 2009 Report
Yes
43
No
2
11
To be honest, this movie has ableist language peppered throughout. It contains frequent use of the r slur, calling people SPED, as well as other ableist slurs and insults. It's impossible to skip past these scenes since there are so many. Be very aware of this before you watch it if this is a trigger for you.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
43
No
16
7
DyingAtMidnight
Joker often discusses how society is cruel to the mentally ill, many people do not understand his condition.
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
41
No
0
5
MartinGardner
Lots of dwarf jokes for one
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
41
No
3
3
jensenc18
The portrayal of autistic characters in the show, including Dr. Dixon in season 5, is often offensive and ableist. A main character is also interested in “curing” autism in season 11. Throughout the seasons, Autism Speaks signs show up around the hospital.
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
40
No
4
10
EN
People don't really take Chidi's anxiety seriously/just see it as a problem and frequently make him make decisions that they themselves could easily make even though they know he struggles with that. On several occasions characters try to "cure" him that way
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
40
No
4
17
Lots of discussion of “psychos” in pejorative ways and other similar comments. People are frequently called “imbeciles”, “incompetent”, and other similar insults connected to intelligence and capability. These are often (if not always) unearned. It should also be strongly noted that a lead character behaves in a way that indicates duel personalities (even referring to the “other person” in the third person and as such). One of the “personalities” (for lack of a better term) is more aggressive, unkind, and even violent. There is no mention of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) but the movie does heavily play with with incorrect notion that a person’s more unkind and violent side is another personality. It reminded me a lot of Split in that it didn’t outright say anyone’s mental health issues are responsible for violence, aggression, or their life problems but it did feed into that stereotype. Overall not ideal.