In this day and age you have to be careful just who you offend. Apparently, the writers and producers of the hit movie Ted 2 have offended African Americans who are afflicted with sickle cell anemia. In fact, one woman in Houston wrote me and says she’s part of a letter writing campaign to the creator of Ted – Seth McFarland. Here is her note to the Factor:
The Ted2 movie apparently has a derogatory line in it that horribly references Sickle Cell disease. There is some awareness from online SC communities, but I want to do my part in spreading this information. I have attached images of the exact Ted2 quote and addresses of a few of the movie’s producers. The goal is to simply write letters to the producers expressing the racism and lack of sensitivity to a disease that literally kills people of ALL races everyday. We are being asked to mail letters next week in red envelopes. The social media hashtags are: #redlettercampaign and #rejectTED2.
I hand-selected people I felt may be interested in this and take some action. Please write a red envelope letter and pass this information along.
36 yr old Sickle Cell Warrior & mother