Denis Leary, who plays the saber-toothed tiger named ‘Diego’ in the Ice Age movies has something to say about children diagnosed with autism. I bet 20th Century Fox just LOVES this. The main character of their popular Ice Age series has offended literally thousands who are struggling to cope with this disorder. I personally, will never watch another movie he is in including Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs in theatres July 2009.
Denis Leary has written a book titled, Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid. Below you will find one of his idiotic observations on the subject of autism, from his chapter titled Autism Shamautism.
“There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can’t compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks . . . to get back diagnoses that help explain away the deficiencies of their junior morons. I don’t give a [bleep] what these crackerjack whack jobs tell you – yer kid is NOT autistic. He’s just stupid. Or lazy. Or both”-Denis Leary.