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Well, true. Really, my family only figured out about me (as an adult) after watching BBT for a while and realizing that me and Sheldon are very much alike. That was new to them, but not new to me.
Off hand, I can't think of anyone in the main cast who does not exhibit autistic traits. Probably half would get a formal diagnosis but that can depend as much on the diagnostician as on the diganosed.BBT is more accurate to the representation of ASD 1 than Rain Man, who is more representative of ASD 2. The majority of the BBT group demonstrate ASD traits, not just Sheldon, who is the most by the book representation.
Big Bang Theory is one of the go to stereotypes of ASD. More widely recognized than even Rain Man at this point in time. How is this news?
It's a comedy who cares if it was a hard-hitting report on the state of Autism spectrum disorder. My suggestion Lighten up. Or don't it's entirely your choice to which and what you become offended about of course.