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'Glee' Star Wants Charlie Sheen to Stop Using 'R' Word

March 10, 2011 09:03:34 GMT

Lauren Potter who was born with Down Syndrome says girls call her retard at school and people still uses the offensive word often.


'Glee' Star Wants Charlie Sheen to Stop Using 'R' Word
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"Glee" star Lauren Potter has opened up about her dark days at school - teen bullies would push her around and make her eat sand. The 20-year-old actress, who was born with Down's Syndrome, hopes her portrayal of Becky Jackson on the hit show is helping teens understand that no one likes to be treated like an animal no matter what they look like or the fact that they're different.

Potter admits she still has nightmares about her teen tormentors. She recalls, "They were, like, pushing me and they'd made me eat sand... It was terrible." Potter reveals cruel youngsters still use "the 'R' word" behind her back, adding, "It's so hurtful." She explains, "The other day... I had girls behind my back calling me 'retard'."

And she's taking issue with Charlie Sheen for his over-use of the word in Internet, TV and radio rants: "He has to stop... Enough is enough and you gotta stop (using) the 'R' word."


 




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posted by Mandy on Mar 13, 2011
@Steven: "It's so hurtful." She explains, "The other day... I had girls behind my back calling me 'retard'." Read much?
posted by Logietech on Mar 10, 2011
Lauren Potter is a retard.
posted by NikkiM on Mar 10, 2011
Logietech you could not be a bigger douchebag if you tried.
posted by real time with me on Mar 10, 2011
steven - read the article. it's in there
posted by Semi20 on Mar 10, 2011
That's terrible what those bullies did to her and it's very brave of her to speak up and try to change what is wrong. You're a beautiful person Lauren Potter. =)
posted by Steven on Mar 10, 2011
What "R" word?? You didn't even say teh goddamn word in this entire article. Ramen? Ron Howard?

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