Thursday, July 21, 2011

BBC DJ: Captioning is "Daft"

A BBC DJ has upset some of the deaf community in the UK after making a strong comment on Twitter about subtitles. Sarah Cox was watching the movie Bridesmaids with a date and Twittered that captioning was "daft" - slang for "stupid" or "crazy." Cox wrote, "How daft is this? I'm on a date at flicks & Bridesmaids is gonna have English subtitles. I morphed momentarily into my dad & asked if we got any money off. If I was wearing specs I could've put a thin strip of black gaffer tape across the bottom of the lenses to block out the subtitles." She later apologized and the tweets were eventually deleted from her page.