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21st Jan '18 7:00:17 PM JJHIL325
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* Subverted in Literature/TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNighttime, where Christopher's father considers his son disability an excuse to be a jerk to him.

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* Subverted Inverted in Literature/TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNighttime, where Christopher's father considers his son disability an excuse to be a jerk to him.
8th Jan '18 7:50:43 PM JJHIL325
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* Sugar Motta from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' uses her (self-diagnosed, this is important) Asperger's Syndrome as an excuse to be rude to everyone.

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* Sugar Motta from ''Series/{{Glee}}'' uses her (self-diagnosed, this is important) Asperger's Syndrome as an excuse to be rude to everyone. She stopped faking it after the writers got angry letters from several autistic fans.
5th Oct '17 7:14:43 AM Ymirsdaughter
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* Subverted in Literature/TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNighttime, where Christopher's father considers his son disability an excuse to be a jerk to him.
5th Oct '17 5:55:30 AM Argon2
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** One episode had a real [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]] teenager patient. After almost an hour of showing just how obnoxious this kid was, including insulting everyone, sexually harassing Cameron and even flashing her [[note]]though the fact that this proved he had tiny testicles made it funny[[/note]], turns out that the kid really is sick: Iron Poisoning. His liver has difficulty processing iron properly and his mother asks House if the illness is the cause for the kid to be such a jerk. House denies it.

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** One episode had a real [[{{Jerkass}} jerkass]] teenager patient. After almost an hour of showing just how obnoxious this kid was, including insulting everyone, sexually harassing Cameron and even flashing her [[note]]though the fact that this proved he had tiny testicles made her, it funny[[/note]], turns out that the kid really is sick: Iron Poisoning. His liver has difficulty processing iron properly and his mother asks House if the illness is the cause for the kid to be such a jerk. House denies it.



** Averted again, by season 11, [[spoiler:Hodgins]] ends up in a wheelchair. He is a jerk to everyone, specially, [[spoiler:his wife, Angela]], making sure to tell everyone he is paralyzed and angry, freely being a jerk even to his boss. Several time Brennan and Cam have to put him back in line. It's not until he threatens a divorce and has a big fight with his wife, that the two finally start working in their issues. At no point, however, anyone excuses his jackassery due to his disability.

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** Averted again, by season 11, [[spoiler:Hodgins]] ends up in a wheelchair. He is a jerk to everyone, specially, [[spoiler:his wife, Angela]], making sure to tell everyone he is paralyzed and angry, freely being a jerk even to his boss. Several time Brennan and Cam have to put him back in line. It's not until he threatens a divorce and has a big fight with his wife, that the two finally start working in their issues. At no point, however, does anyone excuses excuse his jackassery due to his disability.
15th Sep '17 6:06:33 PM SinDustries
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* In his special ''Voice in my Head'', Christopher Titus talks about his friend and fellow comic Michael Aronin, who suffers from cerebral palsy and one time turned up the disability "3000%"[[note]]flinging forks on the floor, intentionally knocking over glasses of water, rudely hitting on the offending waitress, etc.[[/note]] in response to a waitress who thought DisabledMeansHelpless.
-->'''Titus:''' Mike, dead serious, "That bitch deserved it."
-->'''Titus:''' I see Satan flash across Mike's face, and my first thought is "You don't deserve better parking, because you're an evil prick."
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21st Jul '17 4:16:13 AM razorrozar7
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* Referenced in [[Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree]]: when Roland enters Detta Walker's head, she screams, causing a nearby security guard to catch her in the act of shoplifting. He goes to apprehend her, but notes that it's going to be a "shit bust" because it's "hard to convince a jury that cripples can also be slime".

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* Referenced in [[Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree]]: ''Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree'': when Roland enters Detta Walker's head, she screams, causing a nearby security guard to catch her in the act of shoplifting. He goes to apprehend her, but notes that it's going to be a "shit bust" because it's "hard to convince a jury that cripples can also be slime".
21st Jul '17 4:15:27 AM razorrozar7
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* Referenced in [[Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree]]: when Roland enters Detta Walker's head, she screams, causing a nearby security guard to catch her in the act of shoplifting. He goes to apprehend her, but notes that it's going to be a "shit bust" because it's "hard to convince a jury that cripples can also be slime".
6th Jul '17 11:53:00 AM JJHIL325
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', Penny dates a disabled boy, Johnny, who seems angelic at first, but turns out to be a rude prick who uses his disability to get his way.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily'', ValentinesDay episode, Penny dates a disabled boy, Johnny, a wheelchair-bound boy, who seems angelic at first, but turns out to be a rude prick who uses his disability to get his way.way. When Penny finally tells him off for his behavior and breaks up with him, her parents tell her that they're proud of her for standing up for herself and their family.
20th Jun '17 9:47:57 AM fearlessnikki
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* The title character of ''Film/RoryOSheaWasHere'' is in a wheelchair and frequently tries to pick fights or break the law, knowing he won't be penalised because of his disability. This is one of many things he's called out on later in the film.
27th Apr '17 10:00:03 PM Troperinik
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Eric Cartman once claimed to have [[HollywoodTourettes Tourettes]] so that he could get away with making racial slurs and insulting people. This is only assisted by the self-righteousness of a Tourettes' spokesman, who interprets every suspicion about Cartman as malicious bullying. He's eventually HoistByHisOwnPetard, though, as [[spoiler: his ability to self-censor disappears, meaning his outbursts reveal some ''very'' embarrassing things about himself]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', Eric Cartman once claimed to have [[HollywoodTourettes Tourettes]] so that he could get away with making racial slurs and insulting people. This is only assisted by the self-righteousness of a Tourettes' spokesman, who interprets every suspicion about Cartman as malicious bullying. He's eventually HoistByHisOwnPetard, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard hoisted by his own petard]], though, as [[spoiler: his ability to self-censor disappears, meaning his outbursts reveal some ''very'' embarrassing things about himself]].
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