Why are disabled actors ignored when it comes to roles like the Elephant Man?
The BBC’s casting of a non-disabled actor in its remake shows how normalised exclusion is: we need to widen the talent pool
To examine the logic flip the proposition.
Should disabled people be able to play non-disabled parts?
Yes, obviously so.
The one legged man playing Tarzan might have some difficulties but the same actor playing anything from the corpse to the detective in 98% of TVs current output none.
So, then bugger off, the non-disabled may play disabled parts.