Why are hunchbacks always portrayed as evil….?
Well, it’s true. They are. And it’s wrong! A terrible injustice that I hope will soon be a thing of the past.
Shakespeare turned Richard into something ridiculously grotesque and over the top, yet the truth was that he suffered from scoliosis, a condition that would not even have been evident in his lifetime, except to anyone who saw him undressed. Usain Bolt has scoliosis. So did Richard III. No more need be said.
So how grossly unfair and cruel it is that those who have kyphosis (an abnormal backward curve of the spine) should be labelled in this superstitious, medieval way. This is the 21st century, for heaven’s sake.
The following article contains some thoughts on the matter.