From Denis Leary's new book, "Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid":
"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."
What is it these days that these celebrities feel free to take potshots at kids with autism and their parents? This is a REAL epidemic that strikes so many families (like mine) without any warning. Yet, these idiot celebrities feel free to open their big fat yaps with their moronic ideas about how autism is some kind of "scam" and that many children who have it are "fakers."
I've witnessed up close what parents of autistic children have to go through, which includes two of my sisters. It's an incredible challenge they have to shoulder, but they adore their children and would do anything in the world for them.
It's simply shameful that jackasses like Leary who know absolutely nothing about it think it's fertile ground for cheap comedy. Leary should be ashamed himself, but as long as his book makes money, why should he care?