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Thu, Sep. 9th, 2010, 08:54 am
precious_muse: "When life gives you wheelchair, make lemonade."

I don't know if this is really the venu to ask this, but I'm curious--what is the disability community's reaction to the sudden popularity of Zack Anner?  For those of you who don't know, he's a Youtube star with cerebral palsy who's competing for Oprah's lalk show contest.  This is his audition video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_35KKa3b1c, and you can watch some of his other videos from there.  Is he popular because he's funny or because he's got a disability?  And what about the humor he has toward his condition--tasteless or authentic?  I see some of his videos as a protest about how his needs aren't always met.  I think if he wins this contest and does get his own TV show, it's going to mean a lot for people with disabilities, but what do you think?