Friday, August 27, 2010 | Categories: Q Blog
Today, we spoke to Carol Bishop Mills (a member of the Board of Directors of the National Down Syndrome Congress) who believes the song, and the episode in which it occurred, is offensive and disparaging to people with intellectual disabilities. But other disability advocates say they are happy with the episode because it's inclusive, and because the character depiction is non-stereotypical.
What do you think? Does "Down Syndrome Girl" cross the line when it comes to television satire? Or are critics missing the sarcasm of Family Guy, which hails itself as an "equal-opportunity offender"?