Jack and Lily's Giveaway Wednesday!!!
And this week we're drawing two winners from the comment section...
Jack and Lily are giving away two of these exclusive Lilybird hair clippies to two lucky commenters.....
I'll tell you how you can enter in a moment, but first I wanted to talk about something that you may have already read about this week...
I'm going to go out on a limb here. And I bet I'm going to come off as sounding verrrry old fashioned to some people in about 2 seconds.
That's okay. I'll say it anyway.
I hate Hollywood.
I haven't had a tv in my home for 24 years. I don't go to movies. I couldn't even tell you who ten current actors or actresses are if you paid me a hundred bucks.
I have strong feelings about what is being pumped into the minds and hearts of our youth by Hollywood...maybe because as a mother of ten I feel like we're constantly having to teach our kids to swim against the stream of pollution that is being pumped out daily by the producers of sitcoms and movies and magazines on a regular basis.
And it isn't because I want to raise kids who are "holier-than-thou" or because there's a rule book in my church that dictates what we can and can't watch or listen to.
It's because I have convictions about what we allow into our home or where we go or what we do as a family, and those come from my heart and my desire to teach my kids to love God with all their heart and mind and soul and strength. And I know that might not make my blog the most popular one on the block, and I know there are some who might read those words and decide we're a little too uptight, but you know what? That's okay. I'm not living for who is following me, I'm living my life to follow Jesus. Pure and simple.
Soooo, with that little confession out of the way, I have to say that I am disgusted by what I read this week about a movie called The Change Up.
I have no idea what this movie is about or who the actors are who star in it, but I have seen a huge buzz in blogland about it, and I've received several emails about an offensive scene in it.
Apparently, in the beginning of the movie, Ryan Reynolds, who plays a bachelor who has never settled down, visits his long-time friend Jason Bateman; he sees his twin babies in their high chairs and says, “Why aren’t they talking – what are they, retarded?”
As if this wasn't offensive enough, he goes on to say, “And this one, he looks Downsy.”
Am I shocked? Nope. Hollyweird stopped shocking me long ago, which is why for the most part we as a family have boycotted it altogether.
So I am not surprised by this slur against my daughter and all others who possess her extra chromosome, but I am disgusted. Utterly and completely offended that the producers and writers and actors in this movie would take such a swipe at individuals who cannot stand up for themselves and speak out against this discriminatory language.
I personally don't have to do much to boycott this movie...I wasn't going anyway.
But there are some very organized and focused efforts going on HERE to send a message to Universal Studios that this type of discriminatory language is completely unnacceptable.
So here's the deal...
Just leave a comment saying you went to my friend Gretchen's blog, and that you're joining her efforts to Stop Disability Slurs, and you'll be entered to win one of Lily's fabulous Lilybird clippies.
It's that simple. Because people with disabilities deserve respect, and I'm not going to sit back and take it when someone talks smack about my daughter.
Did I just say that on my blog?
Okay, so maybe I had to ask my teenager if I phrased that right because originally I wrote, "says smack"...but anywho...Shut up, Hollyweird. So there.
Winner drawn at midnight...