Make them apologize for making fun of people with narcolepsy.
In the episode "Tori and Jade's Playdate" (Season 3 Episode 6), the cast made a play about when an astronaut (played by Tori Vega) figured out he was narcoleptic and kept falling asleep at the most random moments. He couldn't remember the names of his own twins and fell asleep and collapsed while talking. He kept saying that he was "so dang narcoleptic" that he couldn't different regular things in life. The play was meant to be funny, especially when he kept falling over things, but it was just low.
Narcolepsy is not a joke. Narcolepsy is sleep disorder caused by a malfunction in nervous system. It causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sleep attacks at very inappropriate times, like while driving. Narcoleptics also often experience: Disturbed nocturnal sleep, Abnormal daytime sleep pattern, Cataplexy, Sleep Paralysis, and Dream-like hallucinations may occur during the stage between sleep and wakefulness. Narcolepsy usually occurs in ages 10-25. and affects 1 in every 2000 people. It has no known cure, so narcoleptics have to take medication lifelong just to control their symptoms. Narcolepsy is rare, which is why medication can be expensive.
Why do I care about this so much? Because I actually have severe narcolepsy and I'm a teen. Sadly, I experience all of those symptoms, occasionally cataplexy. Narcolepsy ruined my life and my parents, especially with the cost of treatment. I've been teased for years because of my weird head-rolling habit (part of my narcolepsy). When I saw Victorious perform a play making fun of narcoleptics and their uncontrollable sleeping habit, it hurt. Very much. It had me crying in my pillow. They were right, but I can't believe they made it into a joke. I know a lot of people thought it was funny, but I didn't. It was cold, and I really think they should apologize.
Please help me protest this. Narcolepsy is NOT A JOKE. That play was mean and cruel. Click on the url below to the petition site.
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