Keith Morrison with Dateline NBC (hoot) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
Keith Morrison with Dateline NBC

YouTubers start #100outof100 campaign after Dr. Phil makes stupid comment on his show

YouTubers Shane Burcaw and Hannah Aylward have started an online campaign called #100outof100 after Dr. Phil stated on his show "100 out of 100 relationships that involve caregiving fail."

Shane and Hannah, an interabled couple, have been together for 3 years. Shane has spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a condition that causes cells in the spinal cord and brainstem to die, causing progressive muscle weakness. Since they live together, Hannah is Shane's sole caregiver.

In a video posted on their channel, they talked about how they were recently invited to be on the Dr. Phil Show. A producer explained that a couple coming on was in an interabled relationship and the caregiving was taking a toll on their relationship (in addition to other issues which you can learn about if you watch the video). Shane and Hannah turned the show down as they felt as though the show was shoving a "good" example of an interabled couple into this struggling couple's face, which wouldn't be helpful.

When the show aired earlier this week, Dr. Phil made the statement that he has worked with interabled couples on many occasions and "100 out of 100 relationships that involve caregiving fail." This understandably upset Hannah and Shane, as well as other interabled couples. The #100outof100 campaign is directed at Dr. Phil and invites interabled couples to share their stories on social media. So far hundreds of couples have taken part. Dr. Phil has yet to respond.

Sources: 1, 2
Tags: ableism / disability rights, feminism / social issues, internet celebrities, not today satan
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