serpent_sky: She is aware of things like DVDs, cable, Netflix, and other such things that exist? If movies and movie previews are known to agitate your "child" (who is an adult, like it or not) why on earth would you go to a theatre?
sunnewswebguy: gopher321: "How sad that we have to rent an entire movie theatre so our kids can watch a movie. Movie theatres are supposed to be open to the public. This is a kind gesture but does nothing to promote understanding, tolerance or acceptance," a commenter wrote.Tolerance and acceptance lasts about 5 minutes for me. After that, if your squalling kid (23 or not) doesn't shut his drool hole, here come my popcorn at your head.Sure thing tough guy, and you'll look real funny trying to remove that popcorn bucket out of butthole 3 minutes later...
The Crepes of Wrath: She should feel grateful she even has a child. A couple hundred years ago, he would have been tied to a tree to feed hungry wolves.
I should be in the kitchen: He has a history of meltdowns yet she took him to the theater anyway, which is not fair to him or the rest of the paying audience.
433: That was a T-H-E-A-T-E-R, for movies, not a T-H-E-A-T-R-E, for stage. Unless Canada has different rules for that.
SecretAgentWoman: If your kid, whether from age one week to 99, is causing a disturbance in public, you remove that kid from the situation. Period. Pulling the "oh poor picked on special needs kid (adult)" ain't cutting it here.
Rex Kramer - Danger Seeker: Who's worse at the movies, black people or autistic people?And don't give me any crap about black people at the movies, even Eddie Murphy knew it to be true.
The_Sponge: hb0mb: and we almost always have the theatre to ourselves.CSB:The last time I had a theater to myself was an early Sunday morning showing of the Evil Dead remake. Holy f*ck that was creepy....almost wanted to head straight to church./Got my money's worth.
serial_crusher: "Yeah, of course my vuvuzela makes a lot of noise. That's what it does. Why are you being so intolerant?"
ToastTheRabbit: I need to stop.. I am going to piss a lot of people off.
The_Sponge: Dubbed "Movie with Max," some 300 people, including many with special needs, will fill a local theatre at the end of the month to watch The Muppets Most Wanted.Remember that scene in Gremlins where they were watching Snow White? Who wants to wager it will be just like that?/Aisle seat, please.
Headso: Sounds like the lady wasn't "furious" subs, she was bummed how her and her son were heckled out of the place. I don't think I could bring myself to heckle/cheer as a special needs kid and his mom try to leave the theater, you gotta bet a special kinda douchebag for that.
allylloyd: Some of you must really love when old white men go to the movies and shot people for texting...
gopher321: Tolerance and acceptance lasts about 5 minutes for me. After that, if your squalling kid (23 or not) doesn't shut his drool hole, here come my popcorn at your head.
OtherLittleGuy: A disability does not give you (or your family) carte blanche to be an asshole
TheOtherMisterP: Nothing in the article to me suggests that the mother was "furious". She was certainly upset, but she also seemed to understand the awkward position she was placing the other movie-goers in.
durbnpoisn: But the content of the actual article, is served up from some external source that is blocked by my company.
Mikey1969: Her stepmother tried to explain to patrons - who hurled insults - that Max had autism to no avail, The Blaze reported.Yeah, I'd want them to quit disrupting the movie, but if this is how it played out, then the people in the theater were being bigger pricks than the situation warranted. Especially since hurling insults just exacerbates the situation, thereby drawing it out AND making things louder. Because nothing says "shut up. I want to see the movie" like starting a 10 minute screaming match. If someone can't figure out how to deal with an autistic kid freaking out, they really shouldn't try to pitch in. Nothing makes them get louder and more scared than screaming at them does.As for this woman, I understand she wants to take her son to the movie. That's fine, but you can hit a matinee on anything but opening weekend, and stand a good chance of finding an empty auditorium. Maybe you should try that next time? She doesn't even have to go during the week. Hit that Sunday ll am showing, and if you think that he might have problems, you will quite possibly be the only one in the theater and can still see the movie, but not disturb a bunch of angry people.
shtychkn: I feel her pain in wanting her son to have as normal a life as possible. It's a shame this doesn't exist for her:[katespiritu.com image 850x1062]
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