Tuesday, August 3

How a disability joke ended up before the Supreme Court of Canada


Jeremy Gabriel y Mike Ward

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Jeremy Gabriel and Mike Ward want the Canadian justice to solve the case.

A decade ago, as part of his number, a Canadian comedian started telling a joke about a young singer with a disability. That joke ended in front of the highest court in Canada.

Jeremy Gabriel was born with Treacher Collins syndrome, a genetic disorder that can affect facial bone structure. In your case, it caused a severe deafness.

Despite this, he fulfilled his dream of becoming a singer, and went on to perform before public figures, from singer Céline Dion to Pope Benedict XVI.

He became a celebrity in his native Quebec.


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