person speaking with hand up to mouth on train with caption 'um and someone fully like saw us going past and yelled out from his car cripple' (l) people speaking with caption 'so we just got Hate Crimed and I'm really excited about it' (c) person speaking on train with caption 'and like we're both just really chopped that it's finally happened' (r)

‘Thoughtless and ignorant’: Wheelchair user excited about ‘hate crime’ faces backlash

'We just got hate crimed and I'm really excited about it.'

On Jan 18, 2023 by Tricia Crimmins

Walmart employee speaking with Uber logo above (l) messages between Uber driver and Walmart employee 'I have a service animal. I've been working all day. And the last three already cancelled without coming. And have already been reported to Uber. I can't take animals sorry You have to take a service dog It's not a pet. It's in the Uber policy' '3' (c) Service dog walking with Uber logo above (r)

‘How many Uber drivers does it take to pick up a disabled person?’: Disabled person says 3 Uber drivers canceled on them because of their service dog

'It's discrimination.'

On Nov 26, 2022 by Braden Bjella

man greenscreen TikTok over deaf mute and blind baking challenge TikTok caption 'Also referred to as the Deaf, Mute, Blind Baking Challenge.' (l) man speaking caption 'We need to stop this harmful ableist trend that's growing on TikTok' (c) man greenscreen TikTok over deaf mute and blind baking challenge TikTok caption 'because the perpetuates a negative stereotype of helplessness for being disabled.' (r)

The ‘deaf, mute, blind’ TikTok trend is ableist

The trend is being called out for being 'harmful' and 'ableist.'

On Nov 16, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

woman greenscreen TikTok at restaurant with arms out caption 'I'll take a Cosmo, please' (l) woman greenscreen TikTok at restaurant with waitress outfit caption 'Do you know what you'd like to drink this evening? Soda? Juice?' (c) woman greenscreen TikTok at restaurant with arms out caption 'Do you want to see my ID? Make it a double!' (r)

‘Just ID me like you do everyone else’: Woman with disabilities says she’s infantilized whenever she orders alcohol at restaurants

'Tell 'em queen.'

On Oct 7, 2022 by Jack Alban

woman speaking with hand on chest in front of tan wall and blue painting (l) Wooden Blocks with 'ADA' for American's with Disabilities Act on tan background (c) woman speaking with hand on chest in front of tan wall and blue painting (r)

‘I got fired from my job for requiring accommodations’: Worker exposes company HR for not reasonably accommodating her for her disabilities

'Just because they did not see an external struggle it didn't mean it wasn't there.'

On Oct 2, 2022 by Melody Heald

woman head in hands caption 'This sounds comes with a MASSSIVE trigger warning for the autistic community' (l) screenshot of TikTok sound 'Status: Violations found' 4 times (c) woman speaking hand pointing left caption 'This sounds comes with a MASSSIVE trigger warning for the autistic community' (r)

An autistic TikToker reported an ableist sound that trivializes sexual assault 4 times. It’s still wildly popular

'Most of us had to turn our comments off from our videos calling out the sound.'

On Aug 24, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

woman speaking hands up caption 'This sounds comes with a MASSIVE trigger warning for the autistic community' (l) woman speaking caption 'This sounds comes with a MASSIVE trigger warning for the autistic community' (c) woman speaking hand up caption 'This sounds comes with a MASSIVE trigger warning for the autistic community' (r)

‘This is explicit ableism’: Autistic TikTokers want you to stop using this disturbing sound

The widespread use of the sound is hurting people.

On Aug 24, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

Beyoncé

Beyoncé is removing a word considered an ableist slur from a new song—the same one Lizzo removed

The word is used as an insult against people with cerebral palsy.

On Aug 1, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

PewDiePie sitting in chair holding Maya (his dog)

PewDiePie removes part of video where he appears to mock a deaf Black woman following backlash

In the video, he mimicked a TikToker who was signing a story.

On Jul 28, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

Woman dancing outside caption 'the most ablest thing I've ever seen is this Reddit page' (l) Woman pointing to comments 'you're not even diagnosed' (c) Woman dancing caption ' This page on Reddit out to expose people with 'fake disabilities' with photo above (r)

A woman called out a Reddit page dedicated to outing people with ‘fake’ disabilities. TikTokers are aghast

'Why do people hate disabled people so much?'

On Apr 15, 2022 by Laiken Neumann

Service dog in blue vest

‘This interaction was scary’: TikToker says ‘aggressive’ off-leash pet at Joann Fabrics ran at her service dog, sparking debate (updated)

'The point is PLEASE only bring friendly pets into pet friendly establishments.'

On Feb 5, 2022 by Brooke Sjoberg

ableist thinks blind man is faking

‘Pulling some ableist sh*t’: Man accuses blind TikToker of faking condition in viral video

'Why's his blindness any of his business?'

On Oct 28, 2021 by Kahron Spearman

'fired for submitting ADHD/Autism accommodations and this was the fight between me and my husband about it'

TikToker’s husband calls her ‘incompetent’ after she was fired over disability accommodations

Viewers say she deserves a better job and a better husband.

On Sep 18, 2021 by Cecilia Lenzen

a woman in car mirror, a tiktoker's prosthetic leg, and the TikToker discussing his karen encounter

Karen doesn’t think TikToker ‘looks’ disabled enough for handicap parking spot—so he confronts her with his missing leg

'Obviously you can't see my disability if I'm in the car,' he says before getting out of the car to confront her at McDonald's.

On Mar 13, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

Two women talk to camera.

This TikToker has a super ableist reason for not wanting kids

'You really just kind of outed yourself.'

On Mar 12, 2021 by Jennifer Xia