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I happened to catch the first couple of minutes of the new sitcom '2 Broke Girls' on CBS the other night. The show does not seem to be very good to begin with, but I was particularly irritated by the following exchange:

Waitress 1 approaches Waitress 2 and says that one of their customers has asked if they have anything gluten-free. Waitress 2's reply is,

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I saw that and didn't appretiate it either. A better response from the snippy one might have been something like 'She wants to eat gluten free here! What does she want... to die?'

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I saw that too. I actually was enjoying the show. I watched the first 2 episodes and then this was the third. They have lost me as a viewer. I wont watch again.

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I happened to catch the first couple of minutes of the new sitcom '2 Broke Girls' on CBS the other night. The show does not seem to be very good to begin with, but I was particularly irritated by the following exchange:

Waitress 1 approaches Waitress 2 and says that one of their customers has asked if they have anything gluten-free. Waitress 2's reply is,

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Also......since when is making fun of people funny? I watched a few other of the new sitcoms. I heard penis and vagina and fat jokes. Not funny to me. TV is literally crap anymore.

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I will admit, I wondered if I made a mistake 14 years ago when I looked in the review mirror at the charity where I gave away my only TV as I was driving away.

14 years later and sitcom comments like this, make me feel good about that decision.

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I was watching that too, and shut the t.v. off right after that joke. Not watching that show. I don't mind being the butt of a joke, but my biggest fear is eating out and having the server not take me seriously. Or my 8 year old. It really just makes it so dangerous for all of us to have that opinion passed off as humor.

I've been on vacation and out at a restaurant and gotten the feeling the waiter wasn't really taking me seriously. I told him if I got gluten I would be in bed for days and my only girls' weekend in 2 years would be completely ruined. A light went on in his eyes and he had the chef come talk to me. I really just don't think people who serve our food care and, well...like I said it is terrifying

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I started to post about this yesterday but didn't have time! It made me mad too! I was liking the show and I understand the character is supposed to be abrasive and offensive but it's not cool to make fun of a medical condition! Two medical conditions in this case! As if we don't have enough trouble being taken seriously while dining out!

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To be honest maybe we do need to lighten up---but--- it really pissed me off too.

Food & eating out is my thing & for the last few months I've not been able to as my allergy has become so sensitive it's a liability... In fact a restaurant was so kind to me today in London that I stood there sobbing afterwards--- so sad!!

It's hard enough for gluten-free to be recognized & taken seriously without crap like this hitting our screens---- I'm MAD!!!!

I agree guys!

Xx

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Looking at that diner, it is kinda funny if someone really thought they could get gluten free food. I don't think it would be safe to get a glass of water or a Coke there! :D

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Oh hell ya I saw that, and had a complete freak out, and turned the channel, and I will never watch the show again. You know it is hard enough to get some people to believe in our gluten free lifestyle and this is our only way to stay healthy. Wow still cant believe they likened us to an eating disorder, these are clueless insensitive people. Ok rant is over B)

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I sent in a complaint as well. Probably won't do much good but it's the only thing we can do.

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I put in my 2 cents on their form.

Funny, my eating before going gluten-free was disordered. I binged a lot. I ate and ate and ate. I was very sick for all of the multiple servings per sitting of whole wheat pasta, whole wheat bread, and whole grain cereals that I ate. Now food and I have a solid relationship, and it nourishes me and makes me strong. :) Eating gluten-free is anything but an eating disorder.

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I didn't see this episode but I saw the first 5 minutes of the very first episode of this show and changed the channel after a similar bad joke that wasn't even funny (can't remmember what it was now but I was disgusted and changed the channel). Hopefully if they get enough complaints the show won't be on much longer. I can't but wonder how many people had never even heard of gluten and now they think it has something to do with an eating disorder?!??!

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First time I have ever felt it necessary to leave a comment for a show...they have lost me. I suggested next time they need a laugh they should "show a Celicac patient who has been fed any type of gluten writhing in pain, vomiting all over, has diarrhea so severely they cannot leave a bathroom, or one who's joints and muscles are so sore and inflamed the only option to get to the bathroom is to crawl, to say nothing of the headache that causes you to cry just by opening your eyes...there are many more hysterical symptoms if only your inept writers care to research first....pretty funny stuff...huh?" I do not know how much good it will do but hope if enough of us comment it will at least get their attention. :angry:

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I don't offend easily at all and I wasn't particularly upset about this. Considering the crap that Hollywood chews out these days, you are surprised by this? I don't watch new TV shows at all because they are garbage. My taste runs to TV Land where I see re-runs of I Love Lucy, Dick Van Dyke show and all the other stuff that was actual entertainment and non-offensive. Most of these new shows fail anyway so it won't be long before this is gone too.

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I threw my TV away back in the early 80's because of how insulting it was to my intelligence and my moral values.

But I just chimed in to CBS, and I attatched a link to this post so they will know how we ALL feel!

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I actually have heard of this. Anorexics will fake having celiac disease. Saying they are gluten-free knocks a bunch of food off the list for them (as we all know) and makes it easier to disguise their disorder. I have heard this on more than one anorexia board. I'm guessing that is where the "joke" comes from.

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I won't watch sitcoms anymore. The only shows I like to watch are those crime shows or British sitcoms but I rarely watch any of them. Those current affair type show p*ss me off too because I'm a sole parent in a low income part of town which means I basically live off society (I work full time but none of that seems to matter to these people - apparently I'm given 900/fn free money from the government and of course must take in 1000/month in child support from her "poor" father) and don't care for my child and of course we must live in filth. None of that is true but it's surprising how many people take it as gospel. I hate the media when it's turned against people. When a minority becomes picked on even though they are already at a disadvantage.

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I'm glad to have found this post on here, because I was absolutely disgusted about the "joke" as well. I posted on facebook about it & was told (more than once) that I was overreacting. Of course, by people who don't have celiac disease, so I guess I should consider the source. I sent a sharply worded email to CBS letting them know that the joke was in poor taste. Ignorant attitudes like this are the reason we aren't taken seriously. I've been accused of having an eating disorder bc of my weight & not only is it untrue but also extremely hurtful. CBS just lost me as a viewer completely.

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I actually have heard of this. Anorexics will fake having celiac disease. Saying they are gluten-free knocks a bunch of food off the list for them (as we all know) and makes it easier to disguise their disorder. I have heard this on more than one anorexia board. I'm guessing that is where the "joke" comes from.

I heard that too. I have also heard of anorexics using vegetarianism as a way to cover for their anorexia too. But, the joke wasn't very funny.

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