The Disability Community Blasts Scott Morrison For Saying He’s ‘Blessed’ Not To Have Children With A Disability
Dear @ScottMorrisonMP - please stop seeing disabled people as burdens. It is not a tragedy to be disabled or for parents to have disabled children. You only show interest in disabled people when it’s a photo opp. (And even then you don’t wear a mask.) Get the hell out. Now. https://t.co/IjkvF1A9A4— Carly Findlay OAM (she/her) (@carlyfindlay) April 20, 2022
Disabled people - our value is not determined by how our Prime Muppet speaks about us.— Carly Findlay OAM (she/her) (@carlyfindlay) April 20, 2022
We deserve love, supportive & well funded programs like NDIS, opportunity, equality.
The world is blessed to have us.
(& we are blessed not to have Scott Morrison as our Dad.)
Each day they’re force fed kind platitudes instead of given the supports their kids need to get the best start in life. It’s not about being “blessed” w/ more able bodied children. It’s about seeing your child grow into their authentic selves & live a life of their choosing. 2/2— Elly Desmarchelier (@EDesmarchelier) April 20, 2022
As a disabled adult, I just want to say to any disabled kids out there: everyone deserves care, love, respect, dignity, and human rights. God doesn’t make ppl disabled as a curse. And disabled ppl do not exist to be inspo or to teach others moral lessons https://t.co/OFoOM7dbpO— Asher Wolf (@Asher_Wolf) April 20, 2022
I can assure you, Morrison’s comments didn’t go down well in my household.— Angie ✨ #AlboForPM ✨ (@AngieTrianta) April 20, 2022
We have an autistic child.
And, yes, he’s a blessing.
I never thought I could hate Morrison anymore than I did before.
Woke up this morning feeling very blessed to be disabled - I reckon my parents are pretty happy about it too.— Dylan Alcott (@DylanAlcott) April 20, 2022
Feeling sorry for us and our families doesn’t help. Treating us equally, and giving us the choice and control over our own lives does