Kevin McHale isn't disabled, but he plays a wheelchair-bound High School kid in the hit series, 'Glee.' In Wednesday's episode, members of the glee club twirl their wheelchairs to 'Proud Mary' in solidarity with Artie, played by McHale. It's a scene meant to be uplifting, but it is just another blow to those in the industry with disabilities and their advocates, who believe it should have gone to an actual paraplegic performer.

McHale tells PopEater that while he understands where critics are coming from, the situation wasn't black and white when producers were looking for their Artie. "The point wasn't to get somebody who was in a wheelchair," he explains. "It was the actor. It's the part that you're playing. It's not about whatever else goes on."