Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Glee" producers criticized for not casting actor with disabilities

This photo taken Nov. 5, 2009 shows Janis Hirsch, second from left, a... ((AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Producers of the Fox program "Glee," which portrays a high-school student who uses a wheelchair, are under fire for not casting an actor who is disabled to play the role of the student on the show. While advocacy groups have criticized the entertainment industry for its hiring practices, the show's executive producer said he sought the best talent for the show. An episode of "Glee" in which students use wheelchairs in solidarity with the character who has disabilities is scheduled to air tonight. San Jose Mercury News (Calif.)/The Associated Press

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