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Mother devastated after son in wheelchair left to the side in class photo delighted by retaken picture – photos

ANNE Belanger was upset by her son’s school class photo. The picture showed her seven-year-old son Miles with his Grade 2 classmates at Herbert Spencer Elementary in  New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. But he was apart from them, ostracised from the group in his wheelchair.  She wanted the picture retaken. She said:

 “I couldn’t comprehend how the photographer could look through the lens and think that this was good composition . . . this just boggled the mind,” she said. In the photo, the class is arranged in three rows, with the teacher standing on the left… This was not a malicious act, I don’t think it was done on purpose. I just don’t think there was any rational thinking behind it.”

You can see Miles beaming and trying to lean into the picture.


Miles Apart:

class photo disabled


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Posted: 22nd, June 2013 | In: Reviews | Comment

Lady GaGa Didn’t Mean ‘Retard’ Like That, She Meant It The Other Way

UH-OH! Lady Gaga is in trouble again! Why? Has she been wearing meat again, making vegetarians puke? Nope. Has she been living inside a hot water bottle made from tinfoil while wearing a hat made from scrota?

Sadly not. She’s got into a little trouble because she said the word “retarded”.

That’s right. When answering claims that she copied Madonaa’s ‘Express Yourself’ on her (infuriatingly catchy) ‘Born This Way’, she said:

“I’m a songwriter. I’ve written loads of music. Why would I try to put out a song and think I’m getting one over on everybody? That’s retarded.”

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Posted: 21st, April 2011 | In: Music | Comment