Curious. How many negative reviews are from sighted folks?
Murphy, the blind, drunken character, has altered my view of myself, others and the world.
I lost my vision 4 years ago and have struggled to adapt to being ostracized by the general populace. I am often invisible or ignored.
Murphy makes a clear and vivid point of not being invisible. I now have the courage to accidentally tap someone, or brush up next to them, without fear of what they think of me. I now go into restaurants and other places with no anxiety. I won't go to the extreme Murphy does, although I find it amusing.
For the concerns in re of blind folks in the positive and negative reviews; There are various degrees of blindness.
Some do wear make up which they apply themselves.
Some do look at others when conversing, especially if they were once sighted.
Some can see contrast, facial features, large objects, etc.
There are plenty of blogs and videos online if you're inquisitive.
If your concerns are because you know one blind person one should not base their experience solely on that specific blind person. All women are not the same, all men are not the same, all dogs are not the same, you get the picture?
As for the issue of race. When I 'watch' something I know nothing of race unless it is part of the character's lines.
The most wonderful aspect of being blind is I can not judge, or misjudge, others based on their skin, eye or hair color, nor their size, face and clothing.
Unless one is visually impaired one has no experience to express anything negative about Murphy's blindness, and the awkwardness of living in a society of sighted, misunderstanding folks. You're merely expressing an opinion which we all know what that really indicates.
Going blind is a blessing for me.
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