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Denis Leary calls Susan Boyle ‘a hobbit’

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In a recent interview with TV Squad, the interviewer asked Denis Leary’s opinion on Britain’s Got Talent star, Susan Boyle.

Check out his response:

I think she’s a hobbit. The no expectations aspect was fantastic. I kind of wanted her to be the person who not only could sing, but was gonna tell everyone to fuck off and would become the new sex symbol. I hope she comes back fucking crazy like Judy Garland on acid. I’d like to feed her a lot of booze and pills and just let her sing beautiful songs and threaten people from the stage.

What do you think? Awful or hilarious?

Source, Bauer-Griffin

Posted Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 at 11:11am
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Denis Leary says autism criticism “taken out of context”

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Denis Leary tells Usmagazine.com that controversial comments about autism from his new book were taken out of context.

In the tome, Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid, the comic blames the disorder on “inattentive mothers and competitive dads who want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can’t compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks . . . to get back diagnoses that help explain away the deficiencies of their junior morons.”

Leary says in a statement:

The people who are criticizing the “Autism Schmautism” chapter in my new book Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid clearly have not read it.

Or if they have, they missed the sections I thought made my feelings about autism very clear: that I not only support the current rational approaches to the diagnoses and treatment of real autism but have witnessed it firsthand while watching very dear old friends raise a functioning autistic child.

The point of the chapter is not that autism doesn’t exist – it obviously does – and I have nothing but admiration and respect for parents dealing with the issue, including the ones I know.

The bulk of the chapter deals with grown men who are either self-diagnosing themselves with low-level offshoots of the disease or wishing they could as a way to explain their failed careers and troublesome progeny.

Of course, this entire misunderstanding can be easily avoided simply by doing one thing-reading the book.

Taking one or two sentences out of context – especially when it involves an entire chapter devoted to the subject – is unfair and ill-advised.

Too often in this country, everything gets reduced to simple sound bites and very very often those sound bites are not truly representative of an author or artist’s point of view.

Please give me the benefit of the doubt by reading all of what I wrote before attacking me.

Source, WENN

Posted Thursday, October 16th, 2008 at 12:12pm
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Denis Leary Blames “Inattentive Mothers and Competitive Dads” on Autism Crisis

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Them be fightin’ words!

Denis Leary’s view on autism has irked the Autism Society of America. The “Rescue Me” actor said in his new book that the buzz around the brain development disorder is caused by parents.

In Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid, Leary slams kids with autism as “morons” who are “stupid” and/or just plain “lazy.”

He writes, “There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can’t compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks… to get back diagnoses that help explain away the deficiencies of their junior morons.”

“I don’t give a [bleep] what these crackerjack whack jobs tell you – yer kid is NOT autistic. He’s just stupid. Or lazy. Or both.”

Unsurprisingly, the Autism Society of America lashes back at the actor, saying, “For Mr. Leary to suggest that families or doctors conspire to falsely diagnose autism is ridiculous… [His] remarks reflect the same misconceptions of autism being caused by bad or unemotional parenting that were held over 50 years ago.”

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Posted Wednesday, October 15th, 2008 at 10:10am
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