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Stephen Colbert: Saying ‘Retarded’ Is Totally Gay

Apropos of, I’m not sure what, Timothy Shriver is on a tear! After an excellent Real Time With Bill Maher segment, the Special Olympics chairman (and, yes, nephew of JFK) brings his campaign against using the word “retard/retarded” to The Colbert Report. Shriver wants folks to start describing others as “people with,” as in “people with developmental disabilities” (or maybe even “people with homosexual urges”). Colbert, ever the humanitarian, wants to do his part, so he recorded an ad hoc PSA: Kids, saying “retarded” is gay.