Sarah - posted on 07/18/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )
This happened a while ago now in the UK.
There is a kids TV channel called CBEEBIES (run by the BBC) and they replaced one of the presenters with a woman called Kerrie, and the bottom half of one of her arms is missing.
This caused a bit of an uproar with some parents, they were saying that it was inappropriate for young children (the channel is aimed at kids around 2-4yrs) and that it MIGHT give their kids nightmares.
Some also said it could lead to 'difficult' conversations about disabilities that they did not wish to have.
The BBC refused to back down and she is still presenting.
I have NO problem whatsoever with her being on Cbeebies!
It's worth noting too that a LOT of the programmes on this channel feature people with a disability. There are people in wheelchairs and blind people etc, so what's the difference to have someone with a disability presenting??
Your thoughts?? :)