Characters With Disabilities Are Underrepresented In The Media

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To conclude, many characters with disabilities are underrepresented in the media. A prime example of this is how many production companies hire non-disabled actors to play disabled characters. Artie is an example of this underrepresentation; many non-disabled viewers feel that Artie is a positive representation of a disabled person. Conversely, many disabled viewers are offended and the believe that Artie’s character is should be played by a disabled actor to be able to emphases with the struggles of the disability. Personally, his character is inaccurate and stereotyped. As stated above, some of stereotypes represented through Artie’s character is pity and heroism. It is anticipated that the media will one day the representation of the disabled
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