London, Aug 20 : Former “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston is under fire from disability groups after describing herself live on US television as a retard.
The actress was promoting her new movie “The Switch” on “Live with Regis and Kelly” when she said: “Yes, I play dress up! I do it for a living, like a retard!”, reports contactmusic.com.
The statement angered disability groups including The Arc, an organisation set up to provide support to those with intellectual disabilities.
“She is using language that is offensive to a large segment of the population in this country. Every time folks hear that word, it kind of reminds them of all the discrimination and oppression they’ve experienced in their lives,” said Peter Berns, chief operating officer, The Arc.