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Monday, March 27, 2006
Not Even Morgan Spurlock Can Say That in Horsham!
Made sense to invite the the creator of Super Size Me to speak at a school wellness fair. After all, Morgan Spurlock's Oscar-nominated documentary was about how an all McDonald's diet wrecked his health. But when he kidded around about "retarded kids," pot-smoking teachers and workers with Indian accents, officials took offense. So even though he got a standing ovation, a followup speech later Friday was canceled. Spurloch said that he was warned not to talk about McDonald's, and that he's given the same spiel before without any complaints. "To think I'm going to give in to that type of censorship is unbelievable," he said. Some might reply: Yo, you with the fries in your face, being insensitive to the handicapped suggests you might be a little mentally challenged. And shouldn't McDonald's actually be applauded for giving jobs to people who have trouble getting hired?