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    Jon Powton

    Muscular Dystrophy UK seems to be using Jon Powton as a poster boy on its website.

    However, it seems to me that Jon Powton is actually a racist ass:

    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/lixiaoan_diversity-linkedin-asian-activity-6670804328166514688-QU2-

    Why is Muscular Dystrophy UK holding up this person as a model of foster care?

    johnwbyrd
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    #188051
    Reply To: Jon Powton

    I totally agree. Not only that joke was not funny. His response about coronavirus is not only racist, rude it is untrue as well. Viruses occur all round the world in different places at different times.
    As someone with muscular dystrophy I try and fight negative stereotypes generally about disability. However, I thought I would step into in this debate as well,
    I, and my family try to give whenever we can to support the charity financially. We will not look to continue until the charity addresses this situation.

    David

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    #188052
    Reply To: Jon Powton

    These comments clearly do not reflect or represent in any way the views of Muscular Dystrophy UK. The article on our website featuring Jon Powton was published before these comments were made and has now been removed

    Online Manager, MDUK
    Looking to get more involved with the MD community

    Emma Smith-Bodie Emma Smith-Bodie
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    Reply To: Jon Powton

    Thank you, Emma. This man is supposed to be a ‘trailblazer’ as well. I hope we will not see him featured on this website again. To do so he should make a full apology. I am notifying other muscular dystrophy sites. We have enough negative images, comments about us as disabled people. We should not be doing the same to others.
    David

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