Lady - posted on 03/31/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
This is a bit of an old story and thankfully she didn't get the sack, but I was just reminded of it today as we watched her on the telly and my daughter stuck her arm inside her sleeve and said "look at me I'm kerry."
I was rather shocked when I heard that after a pretty young woman was given the job of presenting on the children's UK channel CBeebies (aimed at the under 5's) that parents wanted her sacked because the bottom half of her right arm is missing. They said it was frightening for their children, giving them nightmares and forcing them to answer awkward questions. How ridiculous! When my daughter saw her she of course asked what had happened to her arm and I replied I didn't know, either she had been born without it or she had lost in in an accident. My daughter easily accepted my answer and never really though more about it apart from her little antic of sometimes pretending she too has no arm, which is quite funny I think.
Thankfully the argument that children should be exposed to differences on television so they can deal with them in real life won over and she still has her job but what do you think? Did parents have a right to be concerned about there children or are under 5's able to deal with the fact that not everybody is the same?