Here's A Video Asking People To Stop Making Fun Of Donald Trump's Autistic Son...Who Is Not Openly Autistic
LawNewz-First Lady-elect Melania Trump has threatened to sue over a YouTube video accusing her son, Barron Trump, of being autistic.
LawNewz.com has confirmed that she’s asked for the video to be removed and has demanded an apology from the person who posted it. The video, which has been viewed more than 3 million times, purports to raise awareness about autism, and claims that Barron exhibits some telltale signs.
This law firm represents First Lady-elect Melania Trump and her 10-year-old son, Barron Trump. A video was posted at YouTube recently speculating that Barron might be autistic. He is not. The video includes the hashtag “StopTheBullying” but yet the video itself is bullying by making false statements and speculation about a 10-year old boy for the purpose of harassing him and his parents. The online bullying of children, including Barron Trump, should end now.
The youtube poster, James Hunter, released a statement to our sister site, Gossip Cop, that said that he was on the autism spectrum himself, was trying to raise awareness and never meant to bully Barron.
“I’m honestly kinda scared right now. The only reason I made the video is because I saw how much social media was bullying Barron Trump, and I wanted it to stop. I’d be really sad if I’ve made the situation worse, but I never could’ve imagined that the video would get so much press,” Hunter said.
So, here's the thing. I'm pretty sure the person that made this video is 100% serious. I genuinely think that he just diagnosed Barron Trump as autistic by (over)analyzing the mannerisms of a 10 year old rich kid - that was raised by oblivious, self important assholes - through a television screen. I believe that the guy that went as far as to put together an entire #StopTheBullying campaign actually had good intentions when he decided to raise awareness of the ailments of a child who may or may not have said ailments.
Now, he - like most YouTube conspiracy theorists - does make a pretty compelling case. That said - if given enough footage - I could probably splice together "evidence" of autism from any bored 4th grader looking unhappy while being forced by his parents to do shit that he doesn't want to do. The non-contact clapping thing was a tad weird, but if not wanting to be touched, acting anxious, rolling your eyes, and looking miserable are the telltale signs of autism then I was the most autistic kid at every single Sunday sermon I begrudgingly sat through. Quite frankly, I have no goddamn clue whether or not Barron Trump is a bit slow, but I do know that creating this pointed propaganda that outrageously labels him such and setting it to a Sarah McLachlan-esque instrumental is the meanest thing someone could do to someone who was.
I'm not even kidding when I say this extensive video would make more sense if it were a super-elaborate attempt at a mocking the mental handicaps of the President-elect's son. The intent certainly wasn't to poke fun at someone potentially suffering from a non-curable disease, but this video zooming in on every abnormal eye movement and suspect social quirk could double as a roast of a kid who may be developmentally disabled. Hell, I would actually be impressed if this was nothing more than a socially acceptable attempt at teasing someone who is almost certain to grow into an insufferable brat considering his lineage. However, as it stands it's just a desperate plea to stop being mean to a kid....made by a stranger who all-but-proclaimed that said kid has special needs. Surely that will go over swimmingly in whatever overpriced classroom full of egotistical narcissists Barron Trump spends his days twitching in.