Dwayne Johnson slammed by Paralympian actress Katy Sullivan for playing amputee in 'Skyscraper' film



In the new action-thriller movie, Johnson plays former FBI hostage rescue team leader, Will Sawyer, who lost his leg in a mission and now has a new position working as a security guard for skyscrapers.

Double amputee actress Katy Sullivan has called out Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for taking on the role of an amputee in his new movie, "Skyscraper." 

READ HER FULL LETTER TO THE ROCK AT SOURCE 1

▪ Individuals with disabilities make up almost 20 percent of the world’s population.
▪ They are the largest minority and the most marginalized group in Hollywood.
▪ Less than  2 percent of characters were written to have a disability and of THOSE characters, 95 percent of the roles were filled with able-bodied actors.
▪ She is thrilled that this film got green-lit in the first place, the problem is this perpetuates the fact that they’re not given the agency to tell their own stories.

The actress also cited recent films where able-bodied actors have portrayed amputees such as Jake Gyllenhaal who starred in the biopic "Stronger," and Sam Claflin in the romantic-drama, "Me Before You." 










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