Fox has several shows on Sunday nights that have characters who could be considered “special”. Peter Griffin is up to his antics, Ralphy Wiggum is pretending to be a helicopter and monotone Tina, from “Bob’s Burgers” is conducting and interesting experiment. Tina does seem to be somewhat divorced from the zaniness of the other characters in that she is distant and low on the sociability scale. She may have autism or at the very least Asperger’s, but it is difficult to tell about a cartoon character. It is more likely that she has some type of learning disability and that her family protects her as a flipper of burgers.
Popular TV characters are often the butt of speculative talk. The actors and actresses that play them may be singled out by Paparazzi and autograph seekers, but the characters themselves are open to wondering also. Temperance Brennan is a character on the TV show “Bones” and she is both brilliant and socially awkward. A better phrase may be socially unaware. She does not care for the limelight of her brilliance or any other accolade. She just wants to solve the puzzle. She could be someone with Asperger’s, but the show never says. But, speculation will run rampant with fans.
Mashiro Shiina is a manga character and is called the Pet Girl of Sakarasou. The character is a world renowned artist who has moved to the area for a change of scenery. People who watch the show see that she is very talented, but they also see that she is very awkward around other people. She likes to stay by herself and not be bothered by outsiders. Because of this fans of the show believe that Mashiro is probably autistic to some degree. She is also considered something of an artistic savant which lends credence to the claim. Who knows?
Prodigies are wondered at, studied and envied by people with average abilities. Even those who can do extraordinary thing with numbers, musical instruments or other mechanisms are awed by people who come by their gifts naturally and without study. Shakuntala Devi was one of those people. She was a math prodigy from India who could manipulate figures like no one else…she even bested computers with her calculating prowess. She died in 2013 at the age of 82, but no one knows whether she was autistic or not. Some people with mild autism are extremely gifted, but not all prodigies are autistic.
Does Shahrukh Khan have autism
Shah Rukh Khan is an Indian actor who is best known for his role in “My Name is Khan”. He played a man with autism and he researched the character for many months prior to the role. He developed the speech patterns and mannerisms of someone with autism and then he acted that way even when he was at home. Even after the role was completed people reported that he continued to act as someone with autism might. He is not autistic himself, but he does tend to get into his roles. This is just one of many times when he has done this.
The answer to this is more complicated than most inquiries regarding celebrity children and autism. Sylvester Stallone’s oldest son died in 2012 and his mother requested that in lieu of flowers that a donation should be made to an autism research group. This had people thinking that Sage was the one with autism, but, in fact, his brother Seargeoh does. Sage’s death was a tragic and terrible event in the life of Stallone and his family, but they tried to make the best of it in this way. People honored the request and the charity received a great deal of money through this tragedy.
People deserve lives of their own whether they are a celebrity, or not. But, the fact is that celebrities have to accept the fact that they are going to come under more scrutiny than the average person. Sasha Obama is the youngest daughter of the sitting United States President, Barak Obama. She occasionally gets bored by her dad’s long winded speeches and she does not always show interest in their travels. But, it is difficult to deduce from this that she is autistic. The President or Mrs. Obama has never made such a statement so the conjecture is doubtful.
Some people have very poor social skills. The reasons for this can be numerous, but currently it always seems to lead people to assume that the individual has Asperger’s Syndrome or that they are somewhere on the autism scale. Though it is not always true (see speculation regarding Sherlock Holmes), in the case of Saga, a character on the popular crime drama “The Bridge”, it is apparently true. The detective, the shows lead, shows very poor social skills, but because of her brilliance she is very effective. It could be true seeing that people who have Asperger’s Syndrome are often smart and perceptive.
Does Susan Boyle have autism
Many were wowed when a dumpy career caretaker (of her mother no less) came to Britain’s Got Talent one day and sang for the crowd. Her appearance did not do justice to her voice. Like the saying says “You can’t judge a book by its cover”. Susan Boyle has a beautiful voice that is still celebrated the world over. Some may believe that because of her reserved ways that she could be a high functioning autistic. But, that does not seem to be the case. No one expects fame to be thrust at the suddenly and she is appropriately shy.
Motorsports legend Rick Hendrick was tragically killed as he flew to a race in 2004. He was going to a race in Martinsville. The real tragedy is that he left a life behind that many would envy. His daughter, Ricki, was born just five days after his fatal crash and he was engaged to marry his fiancée Emily Maynard. People have believed that Ricki has autism because of the shy way she acts in public, but all signs point to this not being the case. She interacts well with peers and has no other issues associated with autism. So, No.