“This must stop!” Pictures meant to honor kids with Down Syndrome defaced with “R-word”
SACRAMENTO, Ca. (BIKER DAD) — A huge photo of a smiling young man with Down Syndrome was supposed to show support and praise for him. But just days after it went up at at an achievement center for kids with Down Syndrome it was defaced.
Someone vandalized the picture at the brand new GiGi’s Playhouse Down Syndrome Achievement Center in Sacramento. They covered it in the “R-word” and other derogatory terms for people with disabilities.
“The windows that are designed to show strength, courage, and kindness,” Nancy Gianni wrote on Faceboo, “this must stop!! This is a hate crime and we will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law.”
Gianni went on to say that just two weeks ago another participant was attacked, “this is the reason we need ONE MILLION voices (that is only .005% of the US population) to step up on June 5th for our MOVEMENT for acceptance! Take the pledge to have your voice count at www.AcceptanceChallenge.org Do this for Jayden and every person who wears this beautiful diagnosis on their face.”
Gianni also says parents should talk to their kids, “let’s step up for a community whose members are here to teach all of us the true meaning of pure acceptance.” Gianni says Facebook removed her original post which showed the horrible graffit.
Viral social media celebrity “Officer Daniels” stepped up to join in the fight.