Big Brother contestant Adam Jasinski, who created an uproar when he referred to autistic children as "retards," has been fired by the United Autism Foundation. When another contestant on the show objected to his use of the term, Jasinski responded, "I can call them whatever I want, okay? I work with them all day." However, the foundation has posted a message on its website saying, "Mr. Jasinski will no longer work for or represent the United Autism Foundation since he caused tremendous damage to UNIAF." Last week, the Lowe's department store chain pulled its ads off Big Brother because of Jasinski's remarks. Jasinski himself has presumably not been informed about the controversy that his remarks touched off, since he remains cut off from the outside world within the Big Brother house.




28/02/2008