A new hard hitting public service announcement, Not Acceptable, calling for an end to the use of the 'r' word will air tonight on GLEE's season ending show.
The PSA gives voice to a variety of diverse communities, each of whom expresses that it is not acceptable to call them by what were once common words, but are now recognized as offensive slurs. It culminates in actress and self-advocate Lauren Potter from “Glee” stating that it is not acceptable to use the word ‘retard.’ She and “Glee” co-star Jane Lynch make a call to action to stop using the r-word and to promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“Not Acceptable” has been previewed by and received support from multiple advocacy organizations including the Anti-Defamation League, Special Olympics, GLAAD, Best Buddies, The National Action Network, The Hispanic Federation, National Puerto Rican Coalition, The Asian-American Foundation, AbilityPath.org and the NAACP. See the statements of support.
Click play to view Not Acceptable.