“The Only Disability in Life Is a Bad Attitude”: So-Called “Inspirational” Media in The Age of Trump

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Eve Bohakel Lee, M.A.C. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4215-2550
Amy Lein, Ph.D. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1153-2518
Kyle Barnett, Ph.D. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7453-3526
Moira O'Keeffe, Ph.D. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2022-9016

Keywords

inspiration porn, politics, Facebook

Abstract

This study explores the reactions of social media users to “inspiration porn” involving disabled persons, which are images designed to elicit sympathy or a feel-good response. Distinctions were found along the lines of respondents’ political, religious, educational, and disability-related identities.

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