J. Cole Lyrics Insult Autism Community
“I’m artistic, you n—-s is autistic, retarded.”
An autism advocacy group, Autism Speaks has released a statement via their website:
These lyrics are offensive and perpetuate negative stereotypes. There are many inspiring individuals with autism and other disabilities who have achieved great success across a variety of artforms, including music. We encourage J. Cole to recognize their talents and learn from the positive example they have set for all of us.
For those that may not know, I have three children with special needs, including a son with Autism and a daughter with Aspergers and I am deeply offended by the lyrics. Obviously J. Cole has not spent much time with people with special needs, if he had, he would see how talented they really are.