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
166
No
10
38
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.
Movie • 2018 Report
Yes
94
No
5
23
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
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
91
No
12
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.
Yes
87
No
2
32
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 • 2021 Report
Yes
73
No
2
18
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.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
63
No
0
20
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.
Book Report
Yes
58
No
0
14
Boop
The character in a wheelchair is constantly made fun of for it by the character who put him in it.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
57
No
0
20
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
57
No
3
17
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”
Movie • 2017 Report
Yes
57
No
0
8
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 • 2004 Report
Yes
55
No
2
14
Rg123
Regina uses the R word to describe an unfortunate event.
Movie • 2021 Report
Yes
48
No
0
25
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 • 2008 Report
Yes
46
No
1
8
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 • 2019 Report
Yes
45
No
0
13
ElleONeill
episode 3 ****SPOILER AHEAD**** shows the physically disabled character being "cured" of her physical disability, changing into a "beautiful" physically abled character.
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
44
No
4
2
CozmoGarden
there are multiple uses of the ableist slur "ps*cho", and ableism towards a woman alleged to be schizophrenic
TV Show • 2021 Report
Yes
44
No
1
11
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.
Video Game • 2020 Report
Yes
44
No
8
13
asunder
A main character is called a psychopath for carrying a knife.
Movie • 2016 Report
Yes
43
No
0
14
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.
TV Show • 2005 Report
Yes
43
No
4
5
Memebird
Yes. Michael says the R-word quite a bit in s3e1 "Gay Witch Hunt"
TV Show • 2013 Report
Yes
42
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
Video Game Report
Yes
42
No
1
11
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.
Anime • 2016 Report
Yes
42
No
6
7
damaless
Quirkless people are heavily discriminated against by most of society.
Movie • 2019 Report
Yes
38
No
16
7
DyingAtMidnight
Joker often discusses how society is cruel to the mentally ill, many people do not understand his condition.
Movie • 2009 Report
Yes
37
No
2
8
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.
TV Show • 2019 Report
Yes
37
No
2
7
annie.wolfe
in the first episode there is an autism joke and the r word is used
Video Game • 2016 Report
Yes
37
No
2
13
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.
TV Show • 2016 Report
Yes
36
No
4
8
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
Podcast Report
Yes
36
No
1
8
alchemical
In season 1, the main character dismisses characters who have issues with addiction or mental illnesses and berates them for it. This stops after the first season and it's learned he deals with some level of addiction + mental illness as well. In MAG 122: Zombie, while not directly stated to be about mental illness, the statement giver's attitude towards those he perceives as processing emotions incorrectly reads as such.
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
35
No
0
4
MartinGardner
Lots of dwarf jokes for one
TV Show • 2011 Report
Yes
35
No
0
4
Hayba
In season 4 a lot of the freaks are being discriminated and there is ableist language used against them I think