People Living With Disabilities Review Characters With Disabilities

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Komentar • 1 712

  • Darmath
    Darmath 23 menit yang lalu


  • Cait P.
    Cait P. 6 jam yang lalu

    It's also worthwhile noting that using "name actors" can be a really good in for people who otherwise aren't exposed to media featuring disabled people, and the choice of actor very rarely impacts a character's narrative (the writer and director do) .

  • Cait P.
    Cait P. 6 jam yang lalu

    Would have been great for you guys to touch on what successful movies featuring disabilities exist from the 90s onward so your audience have some inspiration about what they can look up and watch.

  • Dino Saurus
    Dino Saurus 10 jam yang lalu

    If you don't have people on the panel with cognitive diabilities, don't review those characters. In Particular, don't review characters with cognitive disabilities that severely affect them. How do you know that your panel doesn't also have misconceptions about cognitive and intellectual disabilities?

  • Alex Martinez
    Alex Martinez 10 jam yang lalu

    I can't believe no one thought to bring up Simon Birch, who tf??

  • Super
    Super 11 jam yang lalu +1

    That guy has really gross hands

  • Jessica Bushell-Hale
    Jessica Bushell-Hale 18 jam yang lalu

    I am curious what people with disabilities think of the woman from Kingsman. She was an amputee with leg blades and about as over the top as any other character in the movie.

  • AD Queen
    AD Queen 19 jam yang lalu

    Super cool! It is super interesting of hearing their poin of view since I have a compleatly different one

  • Lauren M
    Lauren M 19 jam yang lalu

    I love the disability content please keep it coming, most aren’t talking about disability.

  • Kayla Packer
    Kayla Packer Hari Yang lalu

    If anyone wants a story of a disabled person doing amazing things, there's a movie called an Uphill Climb. It won a mid America Emmy award. It's about a man with cerebral palsy. It goes through the steps of his day to day life while also documenting the insane things he's accomplished including climbing to base camp of Mt. Everest.

    • Kayla Packer
      Kayla Packer Hari Yang lalu

      The man's name is Kyle Packer and he's my dad.

  • torinju
    torinju Hari Yang lalu

    Am I am the only one that is relieved they liked Tyrion? He is one of my favorite all time characters and I would have been really disappointed if I found out I was missing something horrible about his portrayal.

  • Joseph Cabral
    Joseph Cabral Hari Yang lalu

    I can’t believe they didn’t do my left foot!

  • 천재짱짱맨뿡뿡
    천재짱짱맨뿡뿡 2 hari yang lalu

    I mean yeah but leo did a fantastic job at that role. I dont think any abled human could portray a condition like that so consistently and naturally. offensive or not, that took serious talent on his part.

  • Heavy Object
    Heavy Object 2 hari yang lalu

    With biomechanics everything is possible

  • Makemehappy
    Makemehappy 3 hari yang lalu

    Is it bad to say i think these guys are biased

  • Tsukuri Takeshiro
    Tsukuri Takeshiro 3 hari yang lalu

    This video was so wonderful. Could you guys please do a similar one for Trans people and for Autistics, or people with mental disorders, please? I would love to see more people like me weighing in on the perceptions that Hollywood and such seem to have on persons like me and how people like me react to it.

  • Marco Barragan
    Marco Barragan 4 hari yang lalu

    the girl in black is amazing

  • Anne van Lierop
    Anne van Lierop 4 hari yang lalu

    I expected to see American Horror Story on here! There's a lot of disabled characters there that I really loved, especially Nan in Coven and the disabled characters in Freak Show (the ones played by disabled actors). It would have been easy (and lazy writing) to make their disabilities the 'horror' part of the show but it didn't seem that way to me. I can only watch it as an able-bodied person though so it would've been nice to get a different perspective.

  • Joelx27
    Joelx27 4 hari yang lalu

    Yo that guy Christopher was my substitute teacher he is an amazing guy man love that guy

  • Scrappy Coco
    Scrappy Coco 4 hari yang lalu

    Judging by title this is the most pointless video..

  • HaichaoTeaLover
    HaichaoTeaLover 4 hari yang lalu

    I think this was a bit unfair, especially in the case of Glee. I think the best actor should play a role, regardless of if the actor himself is disabled or not. That's like saying you can't have a war drama without real soldiers as actors, or a gay character without the actor having to be gay too, and so on. It feels weird to me to say "I don't want people to pity us, I don't want to get a prize just for being what I am" but then also expecting every disabled role to only be given to disabled actors?
    Specifically in case of Archie, the actor portrayed him really well, and his character arc was much more than "his disability". Glee was a positive show - everyone had some problems they had to grow from and overcome. Archie not only learnt to love himself with his wheelchair, he encountered many other typical teen problems too that he eventually got over, just like any other character in the show.

  • R L
    R L 4 hari yang lalu

    it is easy to justify casting non-disabled actors in disabled roles when there are no famous actors who have the disability the filmmakers are portraying
    but it sucks because people like me - autistic psychotic people - never get to see ourselves on screen in a realistic light. we project onto caricature characters like harley quinn or deadpool because there are /so few/ neurodivergent characters who are portrayed well that we have to settle with literal cartoons for solidarity until we make friends online who share experiences.
    and that's just my own experience as someone whose disabilities are easy to hide and pretend dont exist.
    stop using us as inspiration porn. at least Peter Dinklage can demand it, but i want every disabled actor to have that power.

  • Creighton Harris-Dorsey
    Creighton Harris-Dorsey 4 hari yang lalu

    This is nice...but they all seem so bitter. I guess no one remembers Corky from Life Goes On either. But yeah this all seemed a little like lets give angry people a platform. I have worked in special education, and worked with people who are physically and developmentally challenged, and none of them seem this jaded/angered by television shows. I have a 14 year old who loves the Good Doctor and says its not real but the doctor is incredible (and cute)

  • The Redcoat
    The Redcoat 5 hari yang lalu +1

    Stop pushing diversity, you don't need to see someone like yourself in media to be happy about your disability. Just be yourself.

  • JoinMeInDeathBaby
    JoinMeInDeathBaby 5 hari yang lalu

    Where is Matt Murdoch/Daredevil?

  • Lucas A
    Lucas A 5 hari yang lalu

    do a mental health one!!!!
    review stuff like mental illness portrayed in american horror story (violet and tate), to the bone, 13rw, etc

  • Yung Mayonaise
    Yung Mayonaise 6 hari yang lalu

    The dude with fucked up arms is the best thing ever

  • Sustainable Dallas
    Sustainable Dallas 6 hari yang lalu

    This is a video worth watching! Not something I often see from Buzzfeed. Well done this time & thanks participants for bringing wisdom and light to a topic I didn't have a lot of information on

  • bexnmoo
    bexnmoo 6 hari yang lalu

    I have asperger's, tourette's, and gender identity disorder. (Those are just the prominent ones)

  • Erm !
    Erm ! 7 hari yang lalu

    Have we done invisible disabilities?
    Like Crohns.... Cept watching a character run to the bathroom every 30 minutes prolly isn't all that interesting lol.

  • Spirit Kitty
    Spirit Kitty 7 hari yang lalu

    Wonder? The book was better.

  • Fantastic Elastic
    Fantastic Elastic 7 hari yang lalu

    Fake and gay

  • Douch Mush
    Douch Mush 7 hari yang lalu

    Where is nemo

  • Douch Mush
    Douch Mush 7 hari yang lalu

    You can dance in a wheelchair when you get drunk

  • Teddi
    Teddi 8 hari yang lalu

    I don't see the problem with Leo's acting. He was portraying a character with a mental disability, not a physical one.

  • Padraig Pearse
    Padraig Pearse 8 hari yang lalu

    Joseph Merrick?

  • Courtney Dowell
    Courtney Dowell 9 hari yang lalu

    I like that you guys included good and bad examples

  • VaellieTheAngel
    VaellieTheAngel 9 hari yang lalu

    they really should have given more clips for Artie. He does reach the point of loving himself for him, but it takes a realistically long time to reach that. The fact is, he loved dancing when he was able to walk, and when that was taken away, yea, he could still dance with his upper half, but he couldn't be as expressive. it took a large part of the series for him to get to the point where he could accept his own reality. He was a beautiful, complex character, and the way Glee handled his and other character's disabilities was awesome.

    • VaellieTheAngel
      VaellieTheAngel 9 hari yang lalu

      and with Becky, I enjoyed her so much. She was spunky, she was expressive. She played off of Sue so well and she was this incredible way of expressing confidence despite disability. IN particular (i mean, spoilers if you haven't already watched Glee) when Sue's sister, who also suffered from down syndrome, died, and becky sort of filled that little gap in Sue's heart, I felt that so much.
      This goes for every other disabled character in glee (and there are quite a few) you get to see them work through that, you see them struggle and try their best.

  • KennedyEbony
    KennedyEbony 9 hari yang lalu

    Walter Jr. is freaking awesome. He doesn't exist as a walking pity party to incite feelings of "Aww, that poor sweetie. Hang in there, little guy!" Nope. He is a regular teenager--rebellion, sass, and all. Hell, even Walter Sr. turned the whole "passive cancer patient" stereotype on it's head! He is not a victim. People have hurt him, but he hurts right back. He IS the danger.

  • Morgan Rackley
    Morgan Rackley 9 hari yang lalu

    but there are kids with Down syndrome who act very similarly to Leonardo DiCaprio's character. It's just on the more extreme end of the spectrum

  • Jelissa Correa
    Jelissa Correa 9 hari yang lalu


  • Lelanick Santiago
    Lelanick Santiago 9 hari yang lalu

    I feel like that episode where Arty dreams of dancing was used to show what he could actually do not the character, the actor.

  • Susan Sharp
    Susan Sharp 10 hari yang lalu

    Is it crazy that I don't see the disability?I see it...I am not blind but I see people and not the disability...maybe the way I was raised...who knows.

  • Leslie Sauceman
    Leslie Sauceman 10 hari yang lalu

    Peter Dinklage is handsome and a great actor.

  • Topidoit
    Topidoit 10 hari yang lalu

    I was waiting for gilbert grape to show up

  • ThePiccoloCat
    ThePiccoloCat 10 hari yang lalu +1

    3:58 Daveed! :O

    I'M KAYD BABY 10 hari yang lalu

    As a disabled person, the lack of characters that I can relate to, definitely influenced my self-esteem growing up. I forget how isolated I felt, and how much I struggled until I watch things like this, and it hurts, but it needs too. How can you ever heal if you do not acknowledge that you have been wounded?

  • Anopolis
    Anopolis 10 hari yang lalu

    handicapped people with TONS OF MAKEUP.....and scripted as a mother..its not sincerer its gross

  • Nater Tater
    Nater Tater 10 hari yang lalu

    These people sound like they are full of spite.....

  • 7 Luna
    7 Luna 10 hari yang lalu

    I love these people

  • kyle magaro
    kyle magaro 11 hari yang lalu

    When I worked at a day care I experienced the family of two of my favorite kids go from not knowing about there 2 year olds down syndrome, to not knowing what to do, to being embarrassed for him at times, to eventually accepting him and working with him to the point where I was the only person outside of the family that even knew at the day care. Now they were lucky enough to be very wealthy though, he had speaking, walking, education, socialization, basically everything you could think of, tutors.

  • Serai3
    Serai3 11 hari yang lalu

    It's not about names, it's about talent. They look for the best actor, not the biggest name.

  • thandi garrett
    thandi garrett 11 hari yang lalu

    Hey! What about JJ from Speechless?

  • QuickPlay
    QuickPlay 11 hari yang lalu

    I have a polydactyl thumb. Am I disabled?

  • J B
    J B 11 hari yang lalu

    everyone has a crush on Peter dinklage

  • Pillbo Baggins
    Pillbo Baggins 12 hari yang lalu +1

    Becky was fantastic in Glee, she was hilarious. "get me some chocolate or i'll cut you!"

  • hulas shoupe
    hulas shoupe 12 hari yang lalu

    i have a 90%curve in my spine and nf1 /2

  • hulas shoupe
    hulas shoupe 12 hari yang lalu

    tyren is a pimp

  • Brynn Money
    Brynn Money 12 hari yang lalu

    No Ivar the Boneless!? That’s disappointing. I really wanted to know what they thought of that character.

  • juliamadeline
    juliamadeline 12 hari yang lalu

    does the blonde woman have a youtube channel or blog or anything!? She is so well spoken, i’d love to hear more from her!

  • SpellMagic0
    SpellMagic0 12 hari yang lalu

    Game of thrones' midget is a hunk omg

  • Cyberkitt
    Cyberkitt 12 hari yang lalu


  • My Sweet Pets!
    My Sweet Pets! 13 hari yang lalu

    Honestly I wasn't going to watch Wonder because I read the book and I new it probably wasn't going to be as good, but Daveed Diggs was in it so...

  • Heaven Atsbeha
    Heaven Atsbeha 13 hari yang lalu

    R.J. Mitte!!!

  • Jim Jong Jung
    Jim Jong Jung 13 hari yang lalu +1

    Didn't want to touch sheldon cooper eh? Or any other adult with a non physical disability? Well, it's cool you tried. I guess I shouldn't have expected more than the topical.

  • Vincenza8907
    Vincenza8907 13 hari yang lalu

    Oh god buzzfeed what have you done? These people are not an authority on what people with disabilities experience. Only their experience. Also, Leonardo DiCaprio spent extensive time with someone who was mentally disabled, so you should blame that guy.

  • Sarah Jane Schaddelee
    Sarah Jane Schaddelee 13 hari yang lalu +2

    Why is my girl toph not on here?

  • Elda Marker
    Elda Marker 14 hari yang lalu

    🤔 Is dwarfism a disability? It's a genetic condition that obviously affects your growth & body structure, but I don't understand how it would disable a person?

  • DJLuke420
    DJLuke420 14 hari yang lalu

    "We move the same, omg that amazing" self absorbed

  • Kenny Lassen
    Kenny Lassen 14 hari yang lalu

    wow just when you think buzzfeed couldnt be a worse company - this is the idiotic

  • Sophie Williams
    Sophie Williams 14 hari yang lalu

    If they only showed them clips from the shows, it's not an accurate picture of the whole character.

  • Pastel Kitten
    Pastel Kitten 14 hari yang lalu

    They all are allowed to have there opinions and they're disabled anx I'm not. But I do think theyre taking everything a bit to far. They seem to be oversensitive to everything. Like just because you have a disability doesn't mean you know about them all so don't be oversensitive

  • 브룬도ᄆ
    브룬도ᄆ 14 hari yang lalu

    why only male characters? what about arizona from greys anatomy? what about any other female character? just ONE, maybe?

  • Ennello
    Ennello 14 hari yang lalu

    I still don't think it's representative to have physically disabled people react to mentally disabled people. I can imagine it's a completely different struggle... This video does give a good image of what a disabled person deals with, but I still wonder what it would be like for mentally disabled people.

  • Juliette Valentino
    Juliette Valentino 15 hari yang lalu +1

    Christopher is such a cutie.

  • Matilda Björn
    Matilda Björn 15 hari yang lalu

    What about Ivar from Vikings?

  • Cheese Person
    Cheese Person 15 hari yang lalu

    Plot twist! This is an ad for Game of Thrones

  • DavidAWA
    DavidAWA 15 hari yang lalu

    20 years from now, we'll look back and find this video dated. We'll wonder why these people gave their opinion on the representation of someone with Down Syndrome.

  • Sol Weaver
    Sol Weaver 15 hari yang lalu

    Yeah cripple love your self

  • Jane Way
    Jane Way 15 hari yang lalu

    This video is very well done! As a disabled person I approve lol😂

  • Sarah O Shea
    Sarah O Shea 15 hari yang lalu

    What about Vikings? Ivar has a disability and proves it doesn’t stop him 😊

  • AnimatorNinja
    AnimatorNinja 15 hari yang lalu

    This is really helpful story-making material. Thank you so much!!

  • DooNYoo
    DooNYoo 16 hari yang lalu

    OMG buzzfeed IS capable of producing quality content! Produce more content like this one and ditch the shallow content

  • Paola M. P.
    Paola M. P. 16 hari yang lalu

    I understand this video was focused on live action characters, but what about Garrett from the Extreme Ghostbusters cartoon? He's such a great character. Probably the most badass of the series. F****ing owning them in his wheelchair.

  • Anastasia Zeiler
    Anastasia Zeiler 16 hari yang lalu

    I don't see any if these people with disabilities different than someone without any cause it's like a "quest" of finding positivity from the people that act fake around it. ..and it shows u to love who u r and know that no matter what happens u r normal..mid any of this makes sense😬😝😗😊😊XD

  • javier sance
    javier sance 16 hari yang lalu

    You guys should look up Derek Weida. He’s a disabled army vet.

  • Tariq Thomas
    Tariq Thomas 16 hari yang lalu

    I wish y’all would have showed them Toph Beifong. She’s a cartoon but she is of the absolute best written characters with a disability if you ask me. But I’ll take Tyrion Lannister too.

  • Alana Stratemeyer
    Alana Stratemeyer 16 hari yang lalu

    I wish they had more people who have invisible disabilities. Like I have psychiatric disabilities (ptsd, and bpd) and mobility disabilities (extreme hypermobility and chronic back pain). You can't tell by looking. Most people who know me don't even realize how bad it is. I have to go down stairs extremely slowly so I don't fall, I will loose balance and fall, I get injured a lot. I have manic episodes panic attacks nightmares etc. I have a service dog in training that people don't believe is mine or think it's fake because I don't look disabled.

  • funky down
    funky down 16 hari yang lalu

    next episode: retards reviewing leatherface

  • MaziK73
    MaziK73 16 hari yang lalu

    Dont attack every non-disabled actor/actress playing a disabled character. Thats how the movie industry works, if you play the part when (like the directors vision come to life) then you get the part. Actors/actresses are *acting*, they are *pretending*

  • Cathi Palmer
    Cathi Palmer 16 hari yang lalu

    I haven't seen Wonder, but I loved the book...but I DID NOT LIKE the ending. I love the TED talk I Am Not Your Inspiration.

  • Hannah Steane
    Hannah Steane 16 hari yang lalu

    I love Pamela’s smile. :)

  • Paula La La La
    Paula La La La 16 hari yang lalu

    I think another well representing disabled character is Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender. I know it’s animated, but the fact that her disability is not the focus of her character while also still being a big part of it (again - without being the only character trait she has) seemed amazing to me

  • Roimata Mataroa
    Roimata Mataroa 16 hari yang lalu

    I haven’t seen what’s wrong with Gilbert grape but I can’t see what’s wrong with it can someone explain pls

  • Sky Allison
    Sky Allison 17 hari yang lalu

    I have to just say, they make a lot of really good points. But, when portraying certain disabilities, you can’t just easily find an actor who’s good enough for the role that’s disabled. It’s just not a thing that’s readily available. A lot of actors who play people who have depression, anxiety, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, etc, doNT actually have those illnesses. It all goes into the same category. And, adding on to using actors who may have the disability, they may experience a lot of pain, or certain limitations. Same for mental stuff, they could get triggered by the subject matter being portrayed in the movie/show. Rep is amazing for anything, I agree, but I think we have to understand the factors that go into it as well.

  • Nina Potts
    Nina Potts 17 hari yang lalu

    Reading the comments here from all the non disabled people I'm wondering if you actually listened to anything the disabled people said. I feel like I watched a totally different video from all the able bodied people defending the choices those movies and tv shows made, while ignoring how people with disabilities actually feel about them. (What a shocker, able bodied people ignoring disabled people! Someone should make a video about that... 🤣)

  • Galaxy Narwal
    Galaxy Narwal 17 hari yang lalu

    I have Aspergers

  • Aurochs hunter
    Aurochs hunter 17 hari yang lalu

    Who's seen 'The one armed boxer vs. the flying guillotine'? Although it's not the main focus of the film, the 2 titular characters have disabilities, but don't let this stand in their way. As the title suggests, one of them only has one arm; the other is blind.

  • Thhunter
    Thhunter 17 hari yang lalu

    As as short guy, I'm not sure Tyrion Lannister counts.
    Sure he's short. But he's basically a badass in every other way. He's released dragons; killed dudes in combat; killed his father; strangled his girlfriend; advised monarchs, drank more than is actually humanly possible. The guy is hardcore.
    Plus Peter Dinklage is awesome.

  • Star Cherry
    Star Cherry 17 hari yang lalu

    They made some good points!!