Yesterday, some dumb fuck quotes from Denis Leary’s upcoming book made the rounds and now he’s trying to fix the situation by saying his comments were taken out of his context. In his book, Why We Suck: A Feel-Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid, Denis writes that autism is an excuse used by bad parents. He really brought it to the shit farm by writing, “I don’t give a [bleep] what these crackerjack whack jobs tell you – yer kid is NOT autistic. He’s just stupid. Or lazy. Or both.”
Denis issued a statement to E! saying it’s just a misunderstanding that can be solved by reading his book, specifically the chapter “Autism Schmautism,” where the quotes were taken from. He says that little bites from his book do not clearly represent his point of view.
Denis goes on to babble, “I not only support the current rational approaches to the diagnoses and treatment of real autism but have witnessed it firsthand while watching very dear old friends raise a functioning autistic child. The point of the chapter is not that autism doesn’t exist – it obviously does – and I have nothing but admiration and respect for parents dealing with the issue, including the ones I know. The bulk of the chapter deals with grown men who are either self-diagnosing themselves with low-level offshoots of the disease or wishing they could as a way to explain their failed careers and troublesome progeny.”
Please, he leaked those quotes himself. I would read his book, but I would rather stare at a hot pile of caca. It’s the same thing.
Wait. Hold up. Am I one of the “grown men” he’s talking about? How dare he! He doesn’t know my life! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go lay on the coach and recite my ABCs. It’s a daily thing I do, so that I never forget.