Unless you live under a rock, I am sure you have heard.
Yesterday on an Atlantic Falcon flagship radio station three Atlanta radio hosts made fun of a man with ALS. This man happens to be a former New Orleans Saints player, Steve Gleason.
Thankfully, they were eventually fired. Don't understand why it seemed it took so long for that decision???
You can hear the video here.
It was just downright cruel.
But does that surprise any of us with a disability? Hell no! Although it is not as public for us, we all get it in some shape or form.
I think this incident goes over and beyond what some of us go through. It was a seemingly planned skit. A lot of thought came into that skit.
I wonder how they would feel if someone did what they did if they had a family member with such a debilitating disability.
I ask myself over and over, "What were they thinking?"
In my opinion, these men showed their true characters and it is not becoming at all.
I also wonder what the management of the station was thinking. Don't they have a lapse time where they can edit what they say on radio? It should have been stopped or prevented from even getting on air.
It is outrageous. I can't say it enough.
I am so angry I can't even put it into words.
Nothing they do will ever make it right. They will be remembered for a very long time in such a negative way. Their families will suffer because of their actions.
However I think there are some things these three unprofessional morons can do to try to show how sorry they are, if they truly are.
I think each of them should be put into a wheelchair for only a day as similar as any ALS person like Steve and attempt to do the things they made fun of. Let them feel at least a fraction of how hard it is. Let them believe they have a fatal disease for a day, something ALS has to think about. Every. Single. Day.
They need to go to clinics and hospitals to spend time with patients with debilitating disabilities.
Each of them should personally visit Steve, if he even would allow it and give a heartfelt apology and explain to him and his family what they were thinking. I don't know if I would even want to hear their apologies or see their faces. But it would be an attempt.
Each of them should face America and apologize to everyone for their behavior.
When football season arrives, the three hosts should be made to sit in the middle of the Saint's audience during the Atlanta Falcons/Saints game. Ironically, that is our first game of the season.
The good people the Saints Fans are, they wouldn't hurt them physically. They would just make them feel uncomfortable and scared, like every person who has a debilitating disease like ALS feels.
And as other media has mentioned. Each of the men should donate a large amount of money to Steve's Foundation.
I just keep shaking my head in wonderment of how LOW some people can go.