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14th Dec '15 4:01:04 PM pepsimax
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** They fared slightly better years later with contestant (and eventual winner) Creator/NyleDiMarco, whose deafness was treated with a surprising amount of respect from Tyra and the editors. Cynics could accuse Tyra of handing him the win ''because'' he's deaf, but it just so happened that he was one of the strongest models of his season and simply deserved it.
14th Nov '15 11:17:01 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/IAmSam'' is about a mentally challenged single dad fighting the state for custody of his daughter. Unfortunately, RogerEbert [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20020125/REVIEWS/201250303/1023 was just one of the critics who thought]] the movie represented a bad case of StrawmanHasAPoint when it came to portraying Sam as in the right.
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* ''Film/IAmSam'' is about a mentally challenged single dad fighting the state for custody of his daughter. Unfortunately, RogerEbert Creator/RogerEbert [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20020125/REVIEWS/201250303/1023 was just one of the critics who thought]] the movie represented a bad case of StrawmanHasAPoint when it came to portraying Sam as in the right.
14th Nov '15 5:48:22 PM nombretomado
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* The Megan Adams (blind book editor) character from ''TheRockfordFiles''.
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* The Megan Adams (blind book editor) character from ''TheRockfordFiles''.''Series/TheRockfordFiles''.
16th Oct '15 7:41:13 PM immblueversion
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* Generally averted with Scootaloo from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Though originally designed as a pegasus who simply hadn't learned how to fly yet, she is heavily suggested in season 4 to suffer from a disability that keeps her from achieving flight above a slight hover. However, this means that [[FridgeBrilliance Scootaloo has gone through three seasons without facing any grief from anyone over her physical disadvantages]], and the only teasing she ever gets for it is done to psyche her out of an already impressive stage performance she and her friends put together.
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* Generally averted with Scootaloo from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Though originally designed as a pegasus Pegasus who simply hadn't learned how to fly yet, she is heavily suggested in season 4 to suffer from a disability that keeps her from achieving flight above a slight hover. However, this means that [[FridgeBrilliance Scootaloo has gone through three seasons without facing any grief from anyone over her physical disadvantages]], and the only teasing she ever gets for it is done to psyche her out of an already impressive stage performance she and her friends put together.
6th Oct '15 8:54:24 AM sjh4889
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** ''Film/Ray'' can be seen as somewhat of a subversion, as Charles' flaws are not glossed over or sugarcoated (most notably, his womanizing.)
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** ''Film/Ray'' That film can be seen as somewhat of a subversion, as Charles' flaws are not glossed over or sugarcoated (most notably, his womanizing.)
6th Oct '15 8:53:14 AM sjh4889
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** ''Film/Ray'' can be seen as somewhat of a subversion, as Charles' flaws are not glossed over or sugarcoated (most notably, his womanizing.)
26th Sep '15 3:55:39 PM nombretomado
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Pistorius Oscar Pistorius]], double amputee and Olympic-grade sprinter, ''was'' one of the great RealLife human interest stories of the 2012 OlympicGames. Unfortunately, in February 2013 he was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend. ''TheOnion'' article [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/report-world-now-down-to-5-stories-that-are-inspir,31303 "World Now Down To 5 Stories That Are Inspirational"]] was written in its wake, as well as the photo caption [[BlackComedy "Double Amputee Proves He Is Capable Of Anything"]].
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** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Pistorius Oscar Pistorius]], double amputee and Olympic-grade sprinter, ''was'' one of the great RealLife human interest stories of the 2012 OlympicGames.UsefulNotes/OlympicGames. Unfortunately, in February 2013 he was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend. ''TheOnion'' article [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/report-world-now-down-to-5-stories-that-are-inspir,31303 "World Now Down To 5 Stories That Are Inspirational"]] was written in its wake, as well as the photo caption [[BlackComedy "Double Amputee Proves He Is Capable Of Anything"]].
8th Sep '15 5:56:44 AM robinjohnson
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* Subverted in ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'': Leslie reads an "inspiring" book about a woman with no limbs who tried to swim the English Channel, and [[RealityEnsues drowned instantly]].
2nd Sep '15 11:06:23 AM StevieC
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All types are seen as exploitative, with disabled characters often being little more than gimmicks to tug the heartstrings of able-bodied and able-minded viewers and make them feel "inspired" without actually challenging them to ''do'' anything about the systems that make life so difficult for the disabled in the first place. In addition, the trope is so well known that many people slap ANY handicapped character with the label regardless of how they're portrayed.
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All types are seen as exploitative, with disabled characters often being little more than gimmicks to tug the heartstrings of able-bodied and able-minded viewers and make them feel "inspired" without actually challenging them to ''do'' anything about the systems that make life so difficult for the disabled in the first place.place, objectifying actual disabled people (hence the reason why disabled people refer to this trope as "inspiration porn"). In addition, the trope is so well known that many people slap ANY handicapped character with the label regardless of how they're portrayed.
27th Aug '15 9:55:35 AM ragnarok235
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* In ''Film/MasterAndCommander'', there's this [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming beautiful moment]] where this gets invoked. Poor little [[PluckyMiddie Midshipman Blakeney]] has to have his arm amputated after it gets riddled with shot. [[TheCaptain Captain Aubrey]] visits Blakeney resting in his hammock after his surgery. The two share some very typically British StiffUpperLip dialogue and Aubrey recommends a book to the boy; an account of the Battle of the Nile, with several fine illustrations. Aubrey departs and leaves Blakeney to skim through the book, which opens with an illustration of the famous [[MemeticBadass Lord Nelson]], also missing an arm. It's quite obvious that Aubrey offered the book to the young lad intentionally to inspire him, and true enough, [[BadassAdorable little Blakeney rises up to the challenge]].
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