Why is this acceptable for her to say this? Please tell me. If she were to say the word (and I'm going to type this because I feel it needs it's full affect, so forgive me) Nigger, no one would have laughed. Or fag, or whatever other slang people say that is offensive to certain groups of people. Oh Adrienne you've crossed the line comparing it to the "N" word. Have I? It's just as offensive to say the word RETARD or RETARDED even when using it as a slang term!! Get a clue! This word is hurtful! And I'm so sick of people saying it like it's nothing! It's time to stop saying it! Like, why couldn't she say the word stupid- I realize you have to say something to describe how you felt or whatever but to say "like a retard", really? Are you a child?? Can you not come up with a better word? I will not let up on this word. Please, stop saying it if you do say it, plain and simple!