This week on VEEP Julia Louis Dreyfus' character (the Vice President of the US) said "The kids had alopecia and the mothers were on crack. It was a freakshow!" - this makes me sad! Words can hurt no matter how funny you think they might be (coming from an alopecian comedian!)
Freakshow? Kids with an incurable auto-immune disease compared to "mothers on crack?" Wow...
After years of being teased and being laughed at and made to feel like a freak, it comes to this. After being suicidal as a teenager because I believe I was a freak, it comes to this. After counseling young children with Alopecia that they are "beautiful just as they are," it comes to this.
Perhaps the writers of VEEP are the ones on crack. America - this is why Alopecia Research gets no funding or attention. This is why the suicide rate is so high.
Forget the Zombie Apocalypse - there's 4.7 Million freaks among us!
CHALLENGE: Go to Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and the mountaintops if necessary and shout our battle cry - "WHAT THE BEEP - VEEP?" Use the hashtag #veep and #whatthebeepveep to spread the word.
We have a new bully in town in HBO - you've picked a fight with some little freaks who have some big freaks on their side.