Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Actress Holly Robinson Peete blasts Michael Savage's comments on autism

Actress Holly Robinson Peete and son, RJ, who has autism.

MSNBC reports that actress Holly Robinson Peete, whose son RJ has autism, has responded to conservative talk show host Michael Savage's outrageous comments about autism.

“We find it shocking that the individuals who name-call and pass judgment on families like ours have had zero experience with the disorder,” Holly Robinson Peete and husband Rodney Peete said in a statement.

Savage has defended himself on his blog, saying, “My comments about autism were meant to boldly awaken parents and children to the medical community’s attempt to label too many children or adults as ‘autistic.’”

The Peete family say they are proud of their autistic son and have hope for his future.

“We see how brilliant he is in different ways," Holly said of her son. “I would love to encourage the world to embrace these children.”

The Peetes discuss their son's autism in-depth on the Celebrity Babies Web site.