JERKS, NOT AUTISTIC
Stop using Asperger's as an excuse
CALL THEM OUT
Some people are using the autistic spectrum disorder, or Asperger's syndrome, as an excuse to be total jerks. They create a disservice to all of us on the spectrum who do our best to be a better person, even if small talk is the only language we can never master.
So let's be clear.
Being autistic is not an excuse to be a jerk. People featured in this list are jerks, full stop. It doesn't matter if they are also autistic, white, Sagittarius, Miley Cyrus fans or vegans. They are just jerks.
Let's call them what they are.
We only feature people who used autistic spectrum disorder (diagnosed or not) as an excuse for their own behaviour. View the full list here.
Elon Musk reveals he has Asperger's syndrome, DW.com, 9 May 2021
'I see things differently': James Damore on his autism and the Google memo, The Guardian, 17 Nov 2017
The Vines’ Craig Nicholls: ‘I already thought I was a genius', The Guardian, 12 Sept 2014
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