Saturday, May 27, 2017

Mocking Sign Language on the Jimmy Fallon show

During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, guest Jamie Foxx started doing fake sign-language to the camera.  The winner of both "DWTS" and "America's Next Top Model" Nyle DiMarco says it was disrespectful for Foxx to mock deaf people. Fellow Oscar winner Marlee Matlin tweeeted at Foxx, "I’d be happy to give you sign language lessons so you could be funnier." Here's a video posted by TMZ that shows what happened.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I dont see anything funny and that is insulting to our Deaf Community!

Anonymous said...

Need to boycott them

Anonymous said...

not cool Jamie Foxx, same to you Jimmy Fallon just laughing along to his mocking sign language, when you should have stopped it, cut to commercial and made Jamie Foxx apologize publicly on set!

Sistahp said...

I agree. As a hearing parent of a deaf adult, I didn't think it was funny. My daughter didn't think it was funny.