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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 5:08 pm | Updated: 6:51 pm, Tue Nov 12, 2013.

I recently read an online article published by Latina Magazine about Kat Von D. offending people with the name of her new lipstick, Celebutard. I have a hard time understanding why people would promote the use of that word - the "r-word" - when it is already known to be offensive. Do they know?

Who knows about this word or any other words being offensive? Maybe only those who work closely with people who have disabilities. But even some of our professionals who work in hospitals, schools, clinics, etc. do not use the proper terms when speaking of people with disabilities.

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