While Kevin McHale may not actually be bound to a wheelchair, he really does put his heart and spirit into the role of Artie. But once taking notice of the storyline of episode 9, “Wheels”, advocates for the disabled see things a little differently.
Advocates see the casting of McHale, who is not disabled, as a lost chance for someone with an actual disability to get the role.
As for me? Let’s just say I appreciate Glee executive producer Brad Falchuk’s response, who kindly points out that there’s always more than one factor at work. Read his response and get the full details in the full TV Guide article.