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Parents complain about disabled CBeebies presenter

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I saw as one of the main Yahoo news headlines yesterday that there is 'uproar' about the new CBeebies presenter Cerrie, who has one arm.  Apparently some parents are having to de-stress and calm down their children who have become upset and confused by a one armed TV presenter.  Hello, it is hardly her fault is it?  And surely she is entitled to a job like anyone else?  Obviously some thickos still think that 'people like that' should be locked away in a basement so society don't have to have their small, pathetic minds challenged.

This is rubbish, the children who have noticed are probably naturally curious, and it is most likely the parents who have the problems about it.  What do you do if your child asks about her?  Simple - tell them she might have been ill or maybe had a bad accident and that sometimes amputations have to happen to save lives, or maybe she was born like it, and that is just one of life's little mysteries.  But don't go all over protective and make out that it is scaring the child.  If they are scared, then tell them to grow up and stop being silly.  If the mock her then be a decent parent and tell them off being rude!

Television panel, on air

If Cerrie is still on CBeebies by the time our daughter is old enough to notice her disability and ask questions, then I will give her some straight sensible answers, and not patronise her with oversensitive bullsh*t about Cerrie being 'scary' and not fit for TV.

Please, please to any other parent considering that she she shouldn't be on TV just because she's only got one arm, just grow up and get over your silly, closed attitudes.

Go Cerrie, I hope your career flourishes!!!

By: Missus Hill


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Teenager

Teenager

Holger Badstub, you disgust me. What you said is appalling and if anybody should you should be culled, we don't need people like you in society.
Teenager
14th Apr 13 08:12

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siouxsie

siouxsie

Hi Missus Hill.
Me and my kids love Cerrie, she is a very hard working and inspiring lady.
I have often wandered how she manages to do her hair as it is always immaculate, just using only one arm.
Cerrie should be commended for all the effort she puts into the show.
She is such a possitive role model for our children, and her disability does not get in the way.
I agree with what you have said.
siouxsie
30th Jul 11 01:31

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Penguin

Penguin

You're absolutly right! If children grow up seeing this then they are so much more likely to accept disabilites at a young age and not grow up to be prejudice against people with disibilities. I think the parents who have complained about this should be ashamed of themselves.
It's exactly the same as a parent who is scared of spiders passing the irrational fear onto their children.
Penguin
14th Mar 11 05:10

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pjincs

pjincs

The real disability - and the real worry! - is with the parents who have complained. And they are allowed to raise children? Having a child should only be allowed after a rigorous test to screen out all the thick, obnoxious, disgusting individuals that are allowed the raising of innocents. Such parents are despicable and should be ashamed of themselves. I doubt that they are - they are far to thick to realise.
pjincs
26th Feb 11 22:22

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Melanie

Melanie

I have had another baby late in life, so back into baby t.v again! He absolutely loves cbeebies. Cerrie is a pretty, feminine, girly sort of person that oozes the sort of personality that children are drawn to. I was born in 1965 and when I was about 3 my mother said that at the sandpit/ playground that all mums congregated at! There was a little girl with no arms, thalidomide I believe, and as a small child, I wanted to play with her, which we did when our mums brought us. Apparantly I didnt bat an eye, ask questions or worry about it, children dont. I just played, chatted and maybe improvised for my friend. Cerries lovely, grow up everyone and get a real life.
Melanie
26th Feb 11 16:56

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Alexa

Alexa

Holger: Why is she not normal? If you were in a car accident and they had to remove your arm to get you out, you would no longer be normal and should be shunned by society. In your own reasoning. What we really need is a cull on people like YOU.
Alexa
3rd Jan 11 22:00

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anonymous

anonymous

Why should disability be traumatising? Would they be traumatised by seeing a disabled person in the street? Children are usually not that bothered by disability or disfigurement and generally ask quite straightforward questions, it is usually adults who are embarassed and awkward.
anonymous
10th Dec 10 20:49

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Ruthiecrockett

Ruthiecrockett

I completely agree. She's a great presenter and that's what should count. And its actually good for kids to come to think of these things as normal so they don't grow up with misconceptions or prejudices. People who complain and say she's scaring their kids are bringing their kids up badly!
Ruthiecrockett
24th Nov 10 12:44

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ajp

ajp

I was sat on a bench in a shopping centre with my 3 year old daughter when a couple of men came and sat near us - or rather one did, as the other was in a wheelchair.

My daughter, without hesitation, and before I could stop her, walked up to the wheelchair user and asked him why he was in a 'trolley' because he was a grown up and SHE wasn't allowed in a trolley any more!

I was mortified and about to apologise and explain to daughter what the situation was, until the man, very patiently, stated that his legs did not work so he needed a wheelchair and that it was not a 'trolley'. She smiled and said ok and returned to me saying, 'he's not in a trolley mummy. His legs don't work.'

She was happy with that. So parents complaining about someone who is an amputee upsetting their children - over-reacting drama queens with no sense of decency or shame.
ajp
31st Oct 10 15:47

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BeetlesIwantedthat

BeetlesIwantedthat

Come on! It's obvious! She can have any job she wants (though for obvious reasons some jobs would be out of her capabilities)! And Holger Badstub, are you the guy I used to go out woth? A Mr J Shone? Because he was a whining --------- and was OBSESSED with ducks.
Badstub, just grow up and realise that 'her types' (!) are human beings too.
Unlike SOME of us.
BeetlesIwantedthat
26th Oct 10 14:48

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Annelise

Annelise

Oh my God.. Why can't some people get a life? Am 15 years old and a watch Cbeebies. She isn't the only one who has an arm like that you know! Ugh people like that make me sick!
Cerrie, you're a brilliant presenter!

xxx
Annelise
28th Aug 10 17:23

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Mrs Badstub

Mrs Badstub

Holger Badstub

"They should be up the park feeding ducks not interfering with economic, social or public issues"

Why?
Mrs Badstub
12th May 10 21:08

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Holger Badstub

Holger Badstub

Cyril S:

When the beard kicks in? I prefer to shave. Non-PC? I doubt it, my viewpoint is perfectly fair and I stand by what I say.

They should be up the park feeding ducks not interfering with economic, social or public issues.
Holger Badstub
12th May 10 21:06

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Cyril S

Cyril S

Holger Badstub

Obviously you are just trying to wind people up with what you like to imagine is your daringly non-pc viewpoint. You will grow out of it when the beard kicks in.

By the way, are you being treated for the unhealthy obsession with ducks?
Cyril S
10th May 10 21:26

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Holger Badstub

Holger Badstub

"Hello, it is hardly her fault is it? And surely she is entitled to a job like anyone else?"

My God. This is what I call a cluess idiot. Of course she isn't entitled to a job like "anyone else". Her types should not be working, let alone presenting on TV. They should be up the park feeding ducks and the government should pay for them to live. There's not enough jobs in this country in order to employ those types.

Small minded people? The only thing small minded is your clear bias for them. I wouldn't have my kids watching such filth, especially when it means the substitution of a normal person's opportunity to be on TV.

People with disabilities should be funded by the government and steer clear of normal, everyday people. Either that or we should have a cull on people with your sort of mentality.
Holger Badstub
10th May 10 20:46

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