You just know that if someone made such a film of a liberal who suffered a debilitating disease, like Alzheimers, the liberals, all over the country, would be lighting their hair on fire. I don’t know who thought this would be a good idea, but if there is any decency left in this world, at the very least, Ferrell’s career should definitely take a huge hit.
Breitbart.com reports: Will Ferrell came under intense fire on social media Thursday after Variety reported that the actor has been tapped to star as President Reagan in a comedy film that spoofs the 40th president’s Alzheimer’s disease.
Michael Reagan, President Reagan’s eldest son, was among the first to blast Ferrell’s role in the film, Reagan, in a series of fiery tweets:
“The story begins at the start of the ex-president’s second term when he falls into dementia and an ambitious intern is tasked with convincing the commander in chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie,” Variety reported.
“I watched two loved ones suffer and ultimately die from Alzheimer’s. If Ferrel [sic] makes this movie I’ll never forgive him,” one commenter said.
“Alzheimer’s is not funny. I cared for my father as he wasted away for 10 years. Its [sic] soul crushing for those who love them, & how dare you ridicule the Reagan children & all of us who have lived this nightmare,” said another.
Indeed, the furor for Will Ferrell was most palpable on Twitter:
Ronald Wilson Reagan served as President of the United States from 1981 to 1989, and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 1994. He died on June 5th, 2004, after having suffered from the debilitating disease for nearly a decade.
Alzheimer’s disease slowly destroys brain functions, including memory, balance, and coordination, and typically targets those 65 years of age and older. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than five million Americans suffer from the incurable disease.
There is no end to the distasteful core of liberals. More tweets at Breitbart.com