[Nfbmo] Fw: Fwd: Blind people are not "funny"

Matt Sievert matt.sievert at gmail.com
Mon Sep 24 19:00:11 UTC 2012


Below is the response I received from Revision 3.
Regarding the "blind woman" video on their web site.

Matt Sievert
-----Original Message-----
From: Michele Husak <mhusak at revision3.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:37:55 
To: <matt.sievert at gmail.com>
Subject: Fwd: Blind people are not "funny"

Hi Matthew
Thanks so much for taking the time to write to us - we really do welcome feedback. 

I wasn't aware of this episode until you brought it to my attention and I will now forward your note to the production company for Just For Laughs as well as our internal programming team.

I hope you continue to enjoy Revision3 shows; please know that we will take this feedback into consideration, moving forward.


Michele Husak
Senior Director, Communications
Revision3, A Discovery Communications Co.
direct: 415-734-3526
mobile: 650-291-9911

Begin forwarded message:

> ----- Forwarded Message -----
> From: "Matt Sievert" <matt.sievert at gmail.com>
> To: info at revision3.com
> Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:10:25 AM
> Subject: Blind people are not "funny"
> Dear Revision 3. 
> My name is Matthew Sievert. 
> I am legally blind, I am a cook, and I work as a computer programmer. 
> I have been watching Revision 3/REV3 for a very long time. 
> I find your "hidden camera" video with the "blind" women very offensive in this day and age. 
> Blind people are very capable, and even if this is an "old" video your continued display of it will propagate a stereotype that needs to be eliminated. 
> I am very disappointed in your organization. 
> Here is a link to the video. 
> http://revision3.com/classichiddencamera/blind-woman-pours-water-everywhere 
> Thank you for your time, and have a good day. 
> Matthew Sievert 

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