Last year, then sixteen-year-old Joshua Martineau who has Kabuki syndrome and Tourette syndrome, had a challenging experience at his local Cineplex.
According to ChCh, Joshua was excited to celebrate his birthday. He decided that he wanted to see the live action Beauty and the Beast movie. Everything was fine while he was watching the new movie. This was until classic Tourettes symptoms started to bother him. Sometimes Joshua has verbal tics that are uncontrollable. He began making raspberry noises, lip-smacking, and kissing sounds during the movie.
Others watching the movie complained about him making inappropriate sounds. Meanwhile, Joshua’s mother tried to explain to them that he has Tourettes. Unfortunately, they still yelled about his behavior. After the movie was over, his mother expressed how she felt about the whole ordeal on social media. She was upset at the fact that people judged him so quickly even though she tried to explain his unintentional outbursts. She believed that he was discriminated against.