People Living With Disabilities Review Characters With Disabilities


  1. Honey Bear

    Honey Bear9 days ago

    I love that guy. Every time he said something sarcastic I had to stop the video because I was just laughing so hard.

  2. Christian Skinner

    Christian Skinner9 days ago

    It’s insane that What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, arguably the most beloved piece of content featured in the video, is the piece of content that’s receiving the most defense in the comments. There is no defending that movie (or anything that involves characters with a disability) unless you are a person with a disability. If you have a disability and seek to defend that movie because it provides solace for you, that’s valid and should be heard. But this video is entirely from the perspective of disabled people, and 100% of them do not approve with the movie’s representation. There should be no questioning of the words of those people, whose opinion is based off real world experience and feeling, rather than opinions of people that aren’t disabled and simply like the movie. Like Christopher said: To them, it’s like watching old, racist war movies. I guarantee many people felt the same way about Mickey Rooney’s blatantly racist character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s in the 1950s as people do in this movie about DiCaprio’s performance today. Think about that.

  3. Dominic Bambi

    Dominic Bambi12 days ago

    It’s truly strange to me how ‘Breaking Bad’ can feature a character with CP played by an actor with CP and that performance can be LAUDED for its authenticity, but then Bryan Cranston can turn around and defend his casting as a quadriplegic character in ‘The Upside’

  4. Elivanvan

    Elivanvan23 days ago

    90% of the comments are just glee fangirls haha

  5. BoomerTelly

    BoomerTelly2 months ago

    These comments are really disappointing. It's like the people didn't really listen to the people making this video. It seems they all think their opinions as non disabled are just as valid and insightful as well, when they are not.

  6. sittingRobot

    sittingRobot3 months ago

    I’m in a chair, and that’s exactly how i would have written the dance dream.. because it’s exactly how i feel. Acting like you never want what you used to have or don’t have what everyone else has. If you’re saying you’ve never felt upset because you’re different you’re LYING to yourself. But, you kinda just get over it and move on. Movies are fiction... so ya know, let them be fiction. idk, i just don’t get these guys.

  7. Nick Desroches

    Nick Desroches4 months ago

    Everyone Check out Chris Scopo in roast battles... He's a beast! (dude with the arms)

  8. Jeff hayes

    Jeff hayes4 months ago

    Seems like they only picked Millennial disabled people .....

  9. Bobby Adams

    Bobby Adams4 months ago

    They should’ve had more mental disabilities. People that struggle with mental disabilities/illnesses aren’t seen as having a disability due to the fact that people don’t see us having one, but mental disabilities are just as challenging as physical ones.

  10. Sergio Quiroz

    Sergio Quiroz5 months ago

    You should get it no matter what

  11. mochilover _

    mochilover _5 months ago

    In Wonder, they didn't give August an award in the book for precisely the reason the people reacting in the movie said. It's weird that they changed that in the movie.

  12. Ardo Con

    Ardo Con5 months ago

    This was very good! Thank you!

  13. Amanda Actriz

    Amanda Actriz5 months ago

    You should do this with mental illness! I feel like movies and shows tend to make mental issues so beautiful and romantic when it's not really like that

  14. kimaya panash

    kimaya panash5 months ago

    "i am here and i am hard to kill"...hell yeah

  15. O. C.

    O. C.6 months ago

    Peter Dinklage is a complete and utter badass. Full stop.

  16. Jacinta Schneider

    Jacinta Schneider6 months ago

    please tell me toph is in here somewhere

  17. Veronica Victor

    Veronica Victor6 months ago

    "I'm here and I'm hard to kill."

  18. Shea Pierson

    Shea Pierson6 months ago

    I wish they'd had someone with an intellectual/developmental disability give their take on it too.

  19. AJ McRobert

    AJ McRobert6 months ago

    Don't you think it's pretty hypocritical that they were reviewing disabilities they dont even have? They are doing this while basically telling us that we don't understand. What the hell do they know about having Down syndrome or being a little person?

  20. TheIrishninjas

    TheIrishninjas5 months ago

    A lot more than the able-bodied people playing and writing the characters, that's for sure.

  21. Bridget Anderson

    Bridget Anderson6 months ago

    Speaking of Peter Dinklage, trailer for I Think We're Alone Now seems really promising!

  22. Kenzie J

    Kenzie J6 months ago

    The comments they made about "Inspiration Porn" meant a lot to me. As a victim of abuse as well as someone who has dealt with invisible disabilities for most of my life, I know what it is like to be used as a source of feel-good fodder for the average person. There is something weirdly dehumanizing about people using other's hardships as a way to pat themselves on the back, and it hijacks the complexity and meaning of our stories. Good disability representation should be an inspiration to disabled people, not inspiration porn or comedic relief for the non-disabled.

  23. Libby Mackenzie

    Libby Mackenzie6 months ago

    Becky is THE WORST. She was so exploited!

  24. Eddie Brock

    Eddie Brock6 months ago

    Tyrion is one of my favorite characters on GOT followed by Daenyrs and Jon Snow. I also like Tywin. I love to hate Cersei.

  25. elarcand

    elarcand6 months ago

    I feel bad but all I could think at 1:46 is deadpool going "Well.....that's just lazing writting"

  26. sierra mist

    sierra mist6 months ago

    artie DID have an arc about self love and acceptance. why didn’t they show that?

  27. Silver Bat

    Silver Bat6 months ago

    BTW I don't think the misunderstanding of Leo's character in what's eating Gilbert grape shows a lack of empathy or understanding on behalf of the main characters but on behalf of the country town the characters live in. Artie seems sorta autistic with some type of mental diminishment. He looks and sounds like people I have seen in real life. No one mentioned the disabled, obese mother, who is negligent of her kids but she also has a problem and is MORE the subject of "how crappy for the rest of the family." I see it more that the family NEVER felt truly ashamed of each other and they had solidarity no matter what despite their disabilities, but it also shows the psychological affects on the caretakers.. Gilbert, and his sister, who themselves are left by their father and are themselves thrust into the "mom and dad" roles for their cognitively/behaviorally challenged brother and physically handicapped mother.

  28. Silver Bat

    Silver Bat6 months ago

    Times when he flips out/climbs the water tower are usually when Gilbert is late, doesn't show up, et c. or he is in deep turmoil. Nice symbolism there.

  29. Silver Bat

    Silver Bat6 months ago

    Eye-opening video. I also love Peter Dinklage and his portrayal of Tyrion! You guys forgot a great movie: "My Left Foot."

  30. Silver Bat

    Silver Bat6 months ago

    Daniel Day Lewis plays Christy Brown with cerebral palsy in working class Ireland in the 1930s. Being uneducated about his disability, the family assumes he is not mentally capable, but as the movie shows, they eventually are taught by Christy that this is not the case.

  31. thebacon

    thebacon7 months ago

    sometimes it's really not disrespectful. the actor's job is to literally act like someone theyre not.

  32. Eunoia

    Eunoia7 months ago

    They ignored quite a lot of scenes that did what they wanted to do.

  33. Arthur Morgan

    Arthur Morgan7 months ago

    Poor bastards made to sit and watch other more fortunate vegetables on TV

  34. Nikki Sweet

    Nikki Sweet7 months ago

    I think that these people don't understand how Glee works. The point of Glee is that there are a bunch of kids who get bullied and who have these insecurities and they learn to love them. This also includes Artie. There is no "sensitive way" to bully someone

  35. Margaret Phelps

    Margaret Phelps7 months ago

    I think they were a little hard on the Arnie character. He wasn't representing a physically disabled person, he was mentally disabled. Completely different

  36. ActiveAnimals

    ActiveAnimals7 months ago

    Physically disabled people get so offended when confronted with the idea that mental disabilities exist too.

  37. Judy Nguyen

    Judy Nguyen7 months ago

    I felt that way too about Artie. I’ve spent too long wishing I didn’t have my disorders...instead of working on how to just live with it.


    QUARTERMASTEREMI67 months ago

    8:42 - _"We want to be inspired. Inspired by our own gifts, and our own talents, and our own stories and struggles..."_

  39. Bagel

    Bagel7 months ago

    Wonder was, in all honesty, a terrible movie. The book was so much better. In the book the movies based off of, it says to imagine auggie as different as you’d like, and to give a mental image as the story takes place. This movie ruined the entire idea of that and designed the movie characters all wrong. But besides that, this video was great.

  40. Matdy James

    Matdy James7 months ago

    Awesome vids, please make this a regular thing, Buzzfeed! Do Deaf people review deaf characters on films and shows (like Switched at Birth).because so many complaints about how Deaf characters are treated in tv.

  41. yana romanova

    yana romanova7 months ago

    that dude is really hot

  42. Pixxie

    Pixxie7 months ago

    What was Pamela’s disability? She’s really annoying.

  43. sora

    sora7 months ago

    Disability porn thanks

  44. Jelena Jeanine

    Jelena Jeanine7 months ago

    Don't agree with their assessment of Arnie Grape. Leonardo DiCaprio did an amazing job with the character. And also, they never specify what disability Arnie has, so how do they know what his expected life span should be? None of these people are qualified to speak on mental disabilities. I don't think they even watched the movie and understood the plot. SMH. Next time Buzzfeed, include medical professionals and people with mental disabilities to speak on the subject.

  45. Trinity Prothro

    Trinity Prothro7 months ago

    If I was disabled I wouldn't want to get a part just because I was disabled. I'd hope to get the part because I was good enough. My friend who is physically disabled agrees. She's doesn't make her disability the only thing that makes her her and doesn't get offended by actors playing disabled characters.

  46. bluemermaiid

    bluemermaiid7 months ago

    Basically: give people with disabilities space in the media/arts industry and let them tell their own stories instead of having people who don't even do their research write it.

  47. aeroangel3321

    aeroangel33217 months ago

    Calling Becky from Glee a band-aid is kind of offensive too isn't it?

  48. Jade Ferra

    Jade Ferra7 months ago

    I've thought it would be really good for movies if casting would be blind. Like... have the bones, have the necessary bits of the story and then cast blind from there. If the story takes place in modern-day America and is about coworkers that hate each other but end up falling in love - it doesn't matter the ethnicity, gender, or disabilities. Disabled fat black man falls in love with a standard Hollywood white guy and the story doesn't have to be about being gay, having disability, or comedy because someone is overweight in it - it can still be exactly the same as any silly feel good hot white guy hot white girl fall in love romance. I would love to see shows portrayed like that. And if it does matter cast accordingly as well (don't cast white people in place of every other ethnicity Hollywood COUGH COUGH). There will be a lot of stories about hot white people, but how much more interesting would it be to have an appropriate diversity of people cast as long as the story is being respected. Movies would be so much better

  49. Marjorie Wheatley

    Marjorie Wheatley7 months ago

    If Peter Linkage was of normal height,it would be so unfair to all adult men surpassing George Clooney & Pitt by far!

  50. hoseok's cute elf ears

    hoseok's cute elf ears7 months ago

    oh my god i love this video

  51. SmokeyFiizz

    SmokeyFiizz7 months ago

    When he said "Forrest Gump" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" my heart actually broke. I always knew representation mattered. But boy did that actually hit me right in the chest.

  52. Ashling and Hurricanes

    Ashling and Hurricanes7 months ago

    "I'm here, and I'm hard to kill." GIrl marry me!

  53. Tine turnt

    Tine turnt7 months ago they just made wonder sound aweful…..he didn't get an award just because he was disabled...

  54. Sparklesenshi

    Sparklesenshi7 months ago

    You could’ve let them watch the cast of American Horror Story: Freak Show - Behind the scenes where the actors actually DO have the disabilities that they portray

  55. Dennis Hendrix

    Dennis Hendrix7 months ago

    melt comfortable wind return ridiculous stir Democrat perception victim.

  56. Meg

    Meg7 months ago

    What about Toph?

  57. meb1879

    meb18797 months ago

    If you're looking for disability being well represented, both by the presenters and the subject matter, check out British chat show "The Last Leg"!

  58. daniel burton

    daniel burton7 months ago


  59. Luke Skywalker

    Luke Skywalker7 months ago

    Buzzfeed must relate because you know, they’re disabled too

  60. TheNavyBlue Wolf

    TheNavyBlue Wolf7 months ago

    Yeah I agree with what they were saying about Wonder. I have a sister with SMA and we are so close that it's almost like we are the same person. I know what she's thinking and feeling in a certain situation, so I know that she is uncomfortable when she's being given attention because of her disability. So when we watched that movie, I kinda got uncomfortable when he got that award because I kinda felt like they were giving it to him because they felt bad for him. People give my sister gifts all the time and I can feel how uncomfortable she is because she knows why they are giving it to her. She wants to be seen as a person, not a person with a disability. She wants people to remember her because of her personality, not the huge wheelchair she's sitting in. I feel all kinds of secondhand embarassment when people do things for her because they feel bad for her.

  61. Lucie Kulhankova

    Lucie Kulhankova7 months ago

    I dont get why people have a problem with an able-bodied actor playing a disabled one. I mean, its called acting. There, its hard enough to find an actor who can nail the part and if you will be looking only at disabled actor your choice will be very limited. Also with Artie, he was there for five seasons and he literally had this one episode when he had a short-lived issue about his diasbality, the whole story made sense for the character, that was normally super happy and ok. People should stop being so negative about all this :).

  62. OohlalaHolly

    OohlalaHolly7 months ago

    not everyone, black ppl and asian people hardly see themselves in movies!

  63. OohlalaHolly

    OohlalaHolly7 months ago

    where are the people of color?

  64. cj222100

    cj2221007 months ago

    I have a crush on Peter Dinklage too 😊 Also I would have been interested in hearing their opinion on AHS season 4. The characters were very interesting & had lots of different storylines, but at the same time, it was set in a 1950s circus freakshow. So that would've been a really interesting one for them to discuss imo.

  65. AllonsyRapunzel

    AllonsyRapunzel8 months ago

    Tracy Beaker returns / the dumping ground Frank was awesome. The only time I remember his cerebral palsy being a big topic was when his best friend was complaining about how hard his life was and Frank was like "I have to talk REALLY slowly and people still struggle to understand me. You think you're the only one with problems?" But that's a CBBC program in the UK so of course they haven't seen it. Lola was good too in the original Tracy Beaker. Also there's Sasha in the Dumping Ground who has dwarfism and refers to others as "shortie" which I love (she's played by Annabelle Davis, Warwick Davis's daughter). However I don't have any major disabilities so I wouldn't know. However I know that watching the Tracy Beaker programs growing up made me see that people with disabilies are just people like you and me. Nobody is "normal", there is statistically not a normal person so having a disability shouldn't be a problem.

  66. Aatikah

    Aatikah8 months ago

    Their feelings are valid about the Artie episode, because it is their own feelings. So many comments, "well you should see it.." Guys, relax. Their feelings are valid. Maybe some day they'll look back on it and think different, or maybe they did finish the episode and not dislike it as a whole, and that's fine. Let people feel things, damn.

  67. weahhh63

    weahhh638 months ago

    Completely off topic, but my uncle was in a wheelchair, and I always thought it was neat that he would let me play in it, and his car and truck was so cool since it had been modified so he could drive it.

  68. Laura Hoke

    Laura Hoke8 months ago

    Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar. He did a fantastic job and deserves to be recognized for his talent not how it hurt your feelings and is offensive boohoohoo crap.

  69. Stephanie Palladino

    Stephanie Palladino8 months ago

    I disagree that only people with disabilities should be portraying people with disabilities. Actors aren't actually anyone that they play - they are playing a role, pretending. No one would be pissed off that a firefighter wasn't played by a real firefighter. Pretending is the whole point of acting, and the only stipulation is whether or not they acted well. Also, films and television are a form of art. Art isn't supposed to be politically correct, or 'validating', or 'inclusive'... it's not supposed to be anything except an expression of the artists creative vision. The idea that art should be policed, is ridiculous.

  70. Alli 3

    Alli 38 months ago

    Leonardo DiCaprio was not even a well known actor when that film was made . I personally don't see anything wrong with that movie . It's based off a book.

  71. julia howe

    julia howe8 months ago

    as somebody who looks fucked up in a swimsuit (my leg is literally a birthmark from my ankle to my high thigh, as well as many others in varying sizes all over) I laughed out loud in ready player one like OMG so bad

  72. Monica Michelle

    Monica Michelle8 months ago

    Getting out of bed does not make me inspirational

  73. ferociousgumby

    ferociousgumby8 months ago

    This is great and enlightening and reveals popular stereotypes. Can you do mental health next? Oh boy oh boy oh boy. There is a tremendous need. It's all this "a memoir of madness" stuff. And people look at movies with mentally ill people in them and call it a "heartwarming struggle towards the light". At the same time, "whack job" is one of the favorite expressions in our culture."Oh come on. He's just a whack job" (total dismissal).

  74. Kath Moon

    Kath Moon8 months ago

    ''I'm here and I'm hard to kill'' That's my sentence of the year!

  75. Vere Witch.

    Vere Witch.8 months ago

    "I'm here and I'm hard to kill" < life motto!

  76. Jo WL Leung

    Jo WL Leung8 months ago

    In casting actor with disability for Artie's role. A lot of comments go into how a disabled actor can't do what an able-bodied actor can. What about the other way around. All the things an abled body can't do while a wheelchair user can! Of course the team can choose who they want and how they want it, it's their show. Just thinking it may give a different level of artistic possibilities. After all, the show is about celebrating variety of talents right!?

  77. stiras1

    stiras18 months ago

    I don't get why they didn't like What's Eating Gilbert Grape. Leo did an amazing job. I know kids like that, so he didn't do a poor job. It was realistic. It is also a movie about a family's struggle, and I don't see anything wrong with that. Lots of families struggle for different reasons. Why should we hide that some families with kids who are disabled struggle? It is the truth. Much better to get it out in the open then pretend it doesn't happen.

  78. Bob

    Bob8 months ago


  79. Starry Night

    Starry Night8 months ago

    The way Glee handled Artie, bisexuality and Asian characters sucked sooo bad. I'm glad that show is over

  80. Elin

    Elin8 months ago

    Why isn’t Dare Devil in this? Or any blind/deaf reviewers???

  81. Rocket Leaves

    Rocket Leaves8 months ago

    I like wonder but my main gripe with it that the character wasn’t deaf like they said in the movie overall the person who played him did really well

  82. TeaandFiona

    TeaandFiona8 months ago

    I always thought Dinklage was hot even in Elf

  83. Morgan MacRae

    Morgan MacRae8 months ago

    peter, goddamn why does he do it to us

  84. MnMPryoBanana

    MnMPryoBanana8 months ago

    Good stuff.

  85. Pretty Little Liar

    Pretty Little Liar8 months ago

    What an inspiration. "We want to be inspired too".. What a slap in the face. Wake up humanity!

  86. Jolie Mwah

    Jolie Mwah8 months ago

    I loveeeeee this! Its refreshing to hear such insight, thank God for the internet because this can definitely be addressed all over the world! We want to see more of this!

  87. Karissa Santana

    Karissa Santana8 months ago

    Could y'all make a similar video of: Deaf people Review Characters that are "Deaf" In TV and Movies?

  88. Ed Lothia

    Ed Lothia8 months ago

    They didn't bring up Jamie Brewers AHS roles which I think are so great! especially from "coven"


    LUCIA CURRAN LANE8 months ago

    I didn’t see that part in glee

  90. - CallMeCrazy -

    - CallMeCrazy -8 months ago

    What about Reggie in Call The Midwife? Those episodes get me in tears every time. He's such a great character!

  91. Nicola Locke

    Nicola Locke8 months ago

    The crush is real!

  92. Hannah G

    Hannah G8 months ago

    As a person with many disabilities, I feel like the majority of what they say in this video is petty and purposefully negative. Nothing annoys me more than people nit picking the hell out of things. By the time it got to the discussion of Arnie in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, I was just plain annoyed.

  93. Esme.Equine

    Esme.Equine8 months ago

    Look. Just because you are disabled, doesn’t mean you can be the police on “properly portrayed disabled people.” It’s sad, that you have to go through what you go through, but please, don’t get mad at directors and actors for trying. It’s like saying just because I’m white I can criticize the movies with white females and say “well this isn’t how I live, I’m offended by the character.” That isn’t right.

  94. CrappyOneshots

    CrappyOneshots9 months ago

    No bran?

  95. Phoebe Congloebe

    Phoebe Congloebe9 months ago

    Where's Sean Murphy from The Good Doctor?

  96. SlothSlow

    SlothSlow9 months ago

    Wish they added Ivar the Boneless from Vikings probably one of the more badass characters on the show (After Ragnar and Bjorn)

  97. Gianna Faith

    Gianna Faith9 months ago

    Wow that guy is a savage 😂

  98. Andrianna Lu

    Andrianna Lu9 months ago

    what about Dustin from Stranger Things?

  99. Michal Danek

    Michal Danek9 months ago

    "I'm here, and I'm hard to kill." That is hands down one of the most badass things anyone has ever said.

  100. jennifer yvette reyna

    jennifer yvette reyna9 months ago

    I can see why people would find Leonardo DiCaprio's acting offensive but I don't agree that the movie is supposed to make the audience feel sorry for the family because of Arnie's disability. The story is about Gilbert and his struggle to take care of his family while trying to live his own life. The relationship between Arnie and Gilbert is a big part of the story but it isn't all there is to the movie. Also, you can't forget that the Arnie wasn't the only character in the movie with a disability. The mother is morbidly obese and is a shut in.

  101. Darmath

    Darmath9 months ago


  102. Cait P.

    Cait P.9 months ago

    It's also worthwhile noting that using "name actors" can be a really good in for people who otherwise aren't exposed to media featuring disabled people, and the choice of actor very rarely impacts a character's narrative (the writer and director do) .

  103. Cait P.

    Cait P.9 months ago

    Would have been great for you guys to touch on what successful movies featuring disabilities exist from the 90s onward so your audience have some inspiration about what they can look up and watch.