NBC makes the following report:
In the book, "Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide To Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid," (Denis) Leary makes light of autism and says it's an excuse used by "inattentive mothers and competitive dads" to explain why their "kids can't compete academically." In an excerpt of the book published in the New York Post, Leary writes: "I don't give a [bleep] what these crackerjack whack jobs tell you -- yer kid is NOT autistic. He's just stupid. Or lazy. Or both."
Denis Leary is a complete ass. I'm sorry, I can't say it in a gentler way. I have three nephews who struggle with autism-spectrum disorders, and I can promise you, none of them can blame their inattentive mothers and competitive dads. Denis Leary should come meet these three wonderful young men - and my siblings. He wouldn't have the gall to say those things to my face, or theirs.
No one understands the rapid rise of autism, but I think every autism researcher in the country would agree that Denis Leary is just stupid. Or lazy. Or both. What an ass.