The comedian Denis Leary and star of ‘Rescue Me,’ has apologised to parents with autism. Leary came under fire from all sections of society for his provocative statments on autism. Leary suggested in his book, “Why We Suck” a “Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid” that inattentive mothers and competitive dads were throwing money at shrinks “to get back diagnoses that help explain away the deficiencies of their junior morons.” His comments created a stir all over the world. Here at Blogger News Network we reminded Denis Leary that autism is ‘no joke.’

Leary has now come out with a statement apologising for his uncaring remarks on autism. He said “I have nothing but admiration and sympathy for the people I know who are raising children with autism. In fact, they were the inspiration for the chapter I wrote about the subject. To them – and to all parents of children with autism – I apologize for any pain the out-of-context quotes from my book may have caused.”

The Boston Herald newspaper quoted Denis Leary as saying, ‘“It was never my intention to exploit the serious subject of autism. . . . . What I wrote was not directed towards children who have autism.

“I do not say in the book – and I have never said – that autism does not exist. In fact, the chapter dealing with autism in my book discusses the struggle of close friends of mine to raise a child with autism.”

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