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Cerrie Burnell Investigates Disability Prejudice In The Media

March 19, 2009

The BBC Ouch blog links to a short film presented by DisAbled CBeebies presenter and actress, Cerrie Burnell, on disability prejudice in the media. The film was shown on BBC1 last night (Wednesday 18th March).Cerrie Burnell hit the headlines last month after parents complained that she was scaring their children, simply because she chooses not to wear a prosthetic arm! So the film was made after The One Show asked her to investigate wider attitudes to disability in the media.

Fear often comes from ignorance, so I believe the only way for society to accept disability … is surely for there to be better representation on screen. says Cerrie.

I couldn’t agree more.

Here’s the film. It’s well worth a watch.

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Cerrie Burnell is well and truly DisAbled. She will always have my support and best wishes, both on and off screen. I’m thrilled to see that her career has not been affected by last month’s madness.

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