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Keenan Revue offensive

Observer Viewpoint | Monday, February 13, 2006

After hearing a lot of extremely positive buzz, I was excited to attend last Friday’s Keenan Revue. However, I was appalled when I saw “Global Guts: Special Olympics Edition” listed as one of the acts in the program. The act mocked disabled individuals, going as far as to refer to them at “tards.” I realize the show is meant to be light-hearted and should not be taken seriously, but making fun of the handicapped is not at all funny under any circumstance. It is simply a display of incredibly poor taste. It is a travesty that this University, which will not sponsor “The Vagina Monologues” or the Queer Film Festival, has no problem endorsing this kind of cruel humor. I am disgusted with those who wrote this act, horrified that the rector of Keenan Hall allowed it to be performed and truly saddened that there are students at Notre Dame who are ignorant or insensitive enough to find this funny. I sincerely hope Keenan Hall uses a little more tact when putting together next year’s Revue, but I definitely will not be attending.

Lauren BehrfreshmanLyons HallFeb. 12