Denis Leary, the star of ‘Rescue Me’ has zeroed out with his attack on autism. He has caused anger and astonishment when his new book, ‘Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Lazy, and Stupid,’ launched an attack on parents, carers and children with autism.

Leary wrote in his book: ‘There is a huge boom in autism right now because inattentive mothers and competitive dads want an explanation for why their dumb-ass kids can’t compete academically, so they throw money into the happy laps of shrinks…to get back diagnoses that help explain away the deficiencies of their junior morons. I don’t give a s— what these crackerjack whack jobs tell you—yer kid is not autistic. He’s just stupid. Or lazy. Or both.’

Autism is a very serious health issue. Denis Leary has failed to understand the disorder by making a sweeping statement on autism in his book. He blames inattentive mothers and competitive dads – Leary should spend some time with a family with autism to try and understand the condition and the struggles both parents and children have to go through in life.

Parents and people with autism are sending out a loud and clear message to Denis Leary: ‘Autism is no joke.’

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