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Respect for People with Disabilities: Humor and Comebacks

In this outtake from American Masters - Tanaquil Le Clercq: Afternoon of a Faun, Le Clercq's friend describes the lack of respect the former ballerina was shown, most likely because she was in a wheelchair. Le Clercq used humor as a comeback to set the offender straight about her abilities.
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