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Kid Gets Rejected From Ad Campaign “Because He Has Down’s Syndrome”, Mom Fights Back
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Kid Gets Rejected From Ad Campaign “Because He Has Down’s Syndrome”, Mom Fights Back

When Megan Nash was sending photos of son Asher, who has Down Syndrom, to a local model agency, she was told by the owner of the agency that her son’s photos were not submitted to the company because it “didn’t specify special needs.” That’s when Nash knew she had to do something.

She and her son set off on a mission to change the advertising world by making it more inclusive. “My first thought was how in the world does she know they don’t want a child with a disability if they haven’t even seen his picture?” Nash told HuffPost. Since then, Nash has been pushing for her son’s representation in ads even harder.

Megan posted three photos of her adorably photogenic son to Facebook, hoping it would get OshKosh B’Gosh’s attention. “I was hoping by posting the picture and calling out OshKosh … that it just might get enough attention to change the world’s view on people with disabilities and spread awareness about this issue,” Nash said. “I want people to know they are not just a trend that comes and goes in advertisement, they are here to stay.” The photos have gone viral since, as they’ve been posted by other Facebook pages, including Kids with Down Syndrome, where they’ve been shared over 111k times.

More info: Facebook (h/t: huffingtonpost)

Megan Nash’s son with Down Syndrom, Asher, got rejected by a model agency because he had “special needs”

So Nash set off on a mission to make the advertising world more inclusive

“My first thought was how in the world does she know they don’t want a child with a disability if they haven’t even seen his picture?”

She posted her son’s photos to FB hoping to get OshKosh B’Gosh’s attention, and they went crazy viral reaching 111K+ shares

“People need to realize that babies, children and adults with disabilities deserve to be in advertisements just as much as a typical person does”

“I want people to know they are not just a trend that comes and goes in advertisement, they are here to stay”

Let’s hope it will be enough to change their minds!

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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In other words, they want to cash in on the kid... discrimination my ass... just read these comments... "deserve".. "not a trend, here to stay"... not even a professional model can be certain she/he'll have a job next year, but this mom sure wants to be sure... entitlement much? Gazzillion dislikes, not to the kid, he's adorable, but to his mother... Also, noninvasive prenatal... just saying.

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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know she can see everywhere discrimination, but always somebody is not submitted. No matter how cute is etc. Stop looking everywhere discrimination. Women, people with disability, people of other religions, other races, other orientations can be excluded as well. And it's not always a discrimination.

Lynn DeBeal
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They say that one of the main reason's the Trump is so popular is because he appeals to a population that is feeling marginalized and discriminated against, and forgotten. But something tells me that you are a lot more compassionate with that population. Am I right?

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Hugo Raible
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've a bit of a belly. Where can I ask for my pictures being included in a model agency's catalogue? They only seem to accept skinny people...

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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In other words, they want to cash in on the kid... discrimination my ass... just read these comments... "deserve".. "not a trend, here to stay"... not even a professional model can be certain she/he'll have a job next year, but this mom sure wants to be sure... entitlement much? Gazzillion dislikes, not to the kid, he's adorable, but to his mother... Also, noninvasive prenatal... just saying.

Johhn3443234523
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I know she can see everywhere discrimination, but always somebody is not submitted. No matter how cute is etc. Stop looking everywhere discrimination. Women, people with disability, people of other religions, other races, other orientations can be excluded as well. And it's not always a discrimination.

Lynn DeBeal
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6 years ago

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They say that one of the main reason's the Trump is so popular is because he appeals to a population that is feeling marginalized and discriminated against, and forgotten. But something tells me that you are a lot more compassionate with that population. Am I right?

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Hugo Raible
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've a bit of a belly. Where can I ask for my pictures being included in a model agency's catalogue? They only seem to accept skinny people...

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