A member of the Special Olympics decided to strike back against conservative pundit Ann Coulter and her distasteful tweets calling the President a "retard."
After Monday night's presidential debate, the controversial commentator received a storm of backlash when she tweeted:
Last month she referred to the "47 percent" that Mitt Romney talked about in a secret recording as "retarded" too:
In response, John Franklin Stephens, a 30-year-old Special Olympian with Down syndrome, took it upon himself to pen an open letter to school Coulter on the impact of having to struggle "with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow."
After I saw your tweet, I realized you just wanted to belittle the President by linking him to people like me. You assumed that people would understand and accept that being linked to someone like me is an insult and you assumed you could get away with it and still appear on TV.
I have to wonder if you considered other hateful words but recoiled from the backlash.
Well, Ms. Coulter, you, and society, need to learn that being compared to people like me should be considered a badge of honor.
No one overcomes more than we do and still loves life so much.
Maybe Coulter will finally realize how hurtful her hateful speech really is!