It was earlier today reported that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is set for a crunch meeting with British authorities, this comes just days after he came under hot water from autism activists on social networking site Twitter.
Leading autism ambassador and charity founder Anna Kennedy OBE jumped in to caution Assange who tweeted:
“It’s OK for Theresa May to be awkward, unfeeling or even autistic. I prefer bad liars to good ones. The problem is that her policies match.”
Kennedy tweeted ‘You are perfectly entitled to express an opinion @JulianAssange about the Prime Minister please donot use #autism as a term of abuse totally unacceptable! ‘
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability or difference that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them.
Another autism activist said “it is throwaway comments like his that keep poor attitudes towards autism going despite all the good work”
Making such jokes or references to autism has in the past been deemed very inappropriate and insensitive.
by Alex Manning