'Derek is a fictional character and is defined by his creator. Me…If I say I don't mean him to be disabled then that's it. A fictional doctor can't come along and prove me wrong…Derek is “different”…But then so are a lot of people….
If [Derek] had any specific and defined disability I would either get an actor with that disability to play the role or I would make sure I was an expert in that disability and the best person for the job…There are of course times when it is necessary for an able bodied actor to play a disabled role,” he said. “Born on the 4th of July for example needed an actor to play both a disabled character and an able bodied character. It was naturally easier for Tom Cruise to sit in a wheelchair for half the movie than for a paraplegic to run around for half the movie.’
Ricky will not be invited back to host the show next year, for sure. For sure any movie he makes he can forget about getting nominated. He humiliated the organization last night and went too far with several celebrities whose representatives have already called to complain.