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30 Jan 2021, 1:47 am

I feel it is a word that cannot hurt me anymore. IDk maybe I just got called a retard so often I decided there were worse things...and sometimes I feel my brain gets a little retarded sometimes like might take me some time to think about something. Retarded just means slowed down so well seems my brains processing speed can be 'retarded' at times. I mean IDK once you kind of break the word apart it kinda loses its power.


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31 Jan 2021, 11:02 am

The people who use it to elevate them selfs.



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09 Mar 2021, 7:19 am

Did Namjoon use a ‘slur’ in his song? ARMY defends BTS singer as Internet slams him for disrespecting 'autism'

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Did Namjoon use a ‘slur’ in his song? ARMY defends BTS singer as Internet slams him for disrespecting 'autism'

It is still not clear who noticed the slur in the song, which was released 6 years back. One Internet user slammed him saying: "The r slur alone has and is being used to oppress people and inflict trauma to them, and a prominent figure such as namjoon saying it in a song just to sound lyrical is just very wrong idk why i’m still explaining this." While another one tweeted: "namjoon should apologize bc it is a slur at the end of the day it doesn’t matter if he intended to mean that way or not. And saying that it’s “noun” or a “verb” is insulting and unfair to people with autism/ neurodivergent it hurt them stop sweeping up ur kpop faves mess under."

The r slur alone has and is being used to oppress people and inflict trauma to them, and a prominent figure such as namjoon saying it in a song just to sound lyrical is just very wrong idk why i’m still explaining this.

Soon, more and more people started slamming him and wrote, "tw // ableism , r slur mention hey namjoon i got aspergers and high functioning autism like i know u would be quick to call me a r*tard lord!" One person complained: "Tonight, my neurodivergent best friend has been harassed by neurotypicals for being offended about what Namjoon said. She has gotten dms telling her that she is wrong for being offended and has been called the r slur. So many people with corrupted mindsets are speaking over nd +"

As soon as the Internet started slamming Namjoon, the BTS ARMY came to support him, saying: "To the people who keep saying namjoon needs to apologize He did, he sat for hours on his live apologizing for the things he’s said. And btw THE R SLUR HAS TWO MEANINGS


I expected it would come to this. Namjoon has nothing to apologize for, his lyrics had nothing to do with us whatsoever, it had nothing to do with Intellectually Disabled people. The lyrics were about empowerment for himself not insulting others he was saying you are not going to inhibit me, you are not going to slow me down. Don’t tell the Autistic Justice Warriors but back before they were born “slow” was a pejorative to describe intellectually disabled people.


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