ATR today launches a petition to end charity telethons in the UK like Comic Relief and Red Nose Day. ATR objects on 4 grounds.
(1) Participants/celebrities are promoting personal and own political views as an agenda with no agreed assent from charity, the disabled, or its recipient members.
(2) That such events on Television promote pity, 'heroic' images, and negative attitudes towards disabled and vulnerable people.
(3) That such output is against the interests of vulnerable people with regards to their human rights by suggesting charity should replace that with dependency formats instead.
(4) That participating charities are undermining disability rights.