T.V. show Glee makes light of Epilepsy

  • Posted on February 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm

I’ve had Epilepsy for nearly 40 years and was appalled when a episode of Glee in Feb 2012 did a reference to faking seizures. In a scene trying to stop the wedding of two of the ‘kids’ on the show, the charactor played by Jeff Goldblum made a reference to buying time by faking an Epileptic Seizure.  What made matter worse was the theme of the episode was all about intollernce and acceptance. The moral of the story it seemed was accept others for the way they are, but if they have epilepsy it is still ok to poke fun of seizures. As I’ve stated before Epilepsy is a very serious illness and not one to be taken lightly. In Canada here we are passing a bill for Epilepsy Awareness which I hope some day will make people more aware of how serious it can be.

A lot of people think Epilepsy is a joke as they only see Gran Mal seizures in movies and online. There are over a dozen of high level type seizures with many different forms under that.  I sincerly hope there will be a time when we stop making light of epilepsy and seizures.

I will admit I do/did love the show Glee, but I am now questioning whether or not to continue watching it in light of this episode.

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