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Who was offended? Disability groups.

What was their beef? It was supposed to be a fake war that turned into a real one in the movie, and off screen. One speech, or one word really, stirred up a storm of protests by advocates of people with disabilities. “Retard” was bad enough, but it was followed by “moron,” “imbecile” and “dumb.”

“When I heard about it, I felt really hurt inside,” Special Olympics global messenger Dustin Plunkett said. “I cannot believe a writer could write something like that.”

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