The backlash that Sia’s film Music has had for its insensitive portrayal of autism, including casting her friends rather than people who have the condition it is supposedly being sensitive to got me thinking that this is an unusual thing to happen, but also a good thing to happen that it’s being called out.
There are so many physical or psychological conditions, that are dumbed down to become tropes, some of which are incidental and some of which are genuinely damaging for how people perceive what it’s like to have that condition.
I’m sure there are huge numbers of examples of this that I’m not even aware of, on top of more obvious ones, so I thought I’d start a thread where people can call out good or bad examples of this. You can even include polls if you like.
Apologies if my terminology here is insensitive, happy to be educated and change it if this has been clumsily phrased in any way.