— Ed LaRose (@metaphorsbwithu) April 28, 2016
As Twitchy told you yesterday, Will Ferrell will reportedly portray a dementia-stricken President Reagan in an upcoming “satire.” Because Alzheimer’s is totes hilarious, you guys.
Reagan’s daughter Patti Davis failed to see the humor, and she penned a heartbreaking open letter to Ferrell:
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) April 28, 2016
From Davis’ letter:
Alzheimer’s doesn’t care if you are President of the United States or a dockworker. It steals what is most precious to a human being—memories, connections, the familiar landmarks of a lifetime that we all come to rely on to hold our place secure in this world and keep us linked to those we have come to know and love.
Alzheimer’s is the ultimate pirate, pillaging a person’s life and leaving an empty landscape behind. It sweeps up entire families, forcing everyone to claw their way through overwhelming grief, confusion, helplessness, and anger.
Perhaps for your comedy you would like to visit some dementia facilities. I have—I didn’t find anything comedic there, and my hope would be that if you’re a decent human being, you wouldn’t either.
@thedailybeast If Ferrell thinks mocking someone who died of Alzheimer's, maybe he should be evaluated. HORRIBLE idea.
— Susan Peters (@PalmBayGirl6) April 28, 2016
@thedailybeast If the goal is mocking the effects of this disease, as a pastor to many Alzheimer's sufferers, I find this reprehensible.
— Chris Caldwell (@drchriscaldwell) April 28, 2016
Michael Reagan, too, was disgusted at the film’s sickening concept:
What an Outrag….Alzheimers is not joke…It kills..You should be ashamed all of you. https://t.co/GNzqR5vjrX
— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) April 27, 2016
Alheimers is not a comedy first it robs you then it kills you.#Alzheimers
— Michael Reagan (@ReaganWorld) April 28, 2016
@ReaganWorld Very true sir. I would not wish it on anyone, liberal or conservative. Nor make fun of anyone with the disease.
— Carmelo Pappalardo (@kwolfburg) April 28, 2016
— Yankee_Diva (@aemdee) April 27, 2016
— Leigh Roche (@LeighRoche8) April 28, 2016
— Lori Lee (@simplylorilee) April 28, 2016
— Susan (@VoiceofaPatriot) April 28, 2016
@ReaganWorld I saw that Michael, totally classless, and I'm sorry that you have to endure such foolishness 🙁
— Free Speech (@x05_org) April 28, 2016
@ReaganWorld Amen and those of us that lived the long goodbye know the cruelty of those that don't respect the sadness of it.
— D Hough (@3catgone) April 28, 2016
There’s still time for Ferrell and Co. to take the high road. But will they?