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Advocacy groups decry 'Thunder'

August 13, 2008|From the Associated Press

"Tropic Thunder," the Ben Stiller comedy that opens today, is pushing the boundaries of good taste too far for groups representing the mentally disabled.

Dozens of people from organizations such as the Special Olympics and the American Assn. of People With Disabilities protested the movie-industry spoof across the street from the film's premiere at Mann's Bruin Theatre in Westwood on Monday.

The groups are outraged by scenes featuring the liberal usage of a disparaging term used to describe the mentally disabled.

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