Main Disability As An Excuse For Jerkassery Discussion

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09:15:28 AM Jul 1st 2014
Should the Tourette Syndrome-related examples (like the Family Guy and South Park ones) really count as this trope? Tourette Syndrome isn't really a disability and most of the examples listed on this page are already on the Hollywood Tourette's page.
02:42:31 AM Jul 20th 2013
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Very much a Berserk Button for Aspies. At least, for myself; I don't speak for others.
02:45:01 PM Jun 16th 2013
Okay, so we're all cool with this? We're all fully willing to admit that just because a person is disabled, their capacity for jerkassery is not? Cool.
12:25:51 AM Jun 17th 2013
Yes? Being disabled does not necessarily make your personality different. If someone's a jerk, they may still be a jerk after landing in a wheelchair.

I'm not really sure what point you were trying to make.
08:03:33 AM Apr 3rd 2012
To be fair, I can get like this sometimes... ... Though generally I consider it more a case of "I have to put up with your bullshit, so I'm not sparing you mine".

Heck, I originally thought this trope was all about being a dick TO disabled people (which I'm sure I don't need to note is FAR more common).

11:12:38 AM Jul 10th 2012
edited by Stoogebie
I see why you'd think that, and I don't think it really counts in your case. This is for people who think that because they have a disability, they can be a prick. Example: If I have Asperger's Syndrome, so I Kick the Dog and get away with it, and then be an Insufferable Genius on top of that (even if I'm actually more of a Know-Nothing Know-It-All).

I don't know if anyone's willing to change the trope title, considering a few tropers really don't like snowclones.
11:31:02 PM Nov 22nd 2014
As a higher functioning person with Autism, I absolutely despise Sugar Motta with every fibre of my being as of reading that quote. I'm so glad she's a fictional character and not some idiot that I'm ever going to meet.

What worries me is that Glee is written by real people...
09:55:01 PM Jun 24th 2016
That's kind of the point of her character?
04:02:41 PM Mar 18th 2012
Maybe we should rename this as "Screw Politeness, I'm Disabled."
03:52:03 PM Apr 2nd 2012
Perhaps. I was wondering if there was already a trope for this, but didn't want to make a YKTTW for it, both for fear of Flame Bait and not having enough nameable examples.
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