Deaf Culture Icon Nyle DiMarco Called Out Jamie Foxx About Using Fake Sign Language

Deaf Culture Icon Nyle DiMarco Called Out Jamie Foxx About Using Fake Sign Language

If you watched The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this week, you know exactly what’s going on.

Nyle DiMarco spoke out about Jamie Foxx‘s appearance, which saw Jamie making random movements with his hands as if he was doing sign language.

The deaf model and former DWTS winner, who started a foundation to help people learn about deaf culture, isn’t having it — and neither should anyone.

Later on, Nyle released a longer statement about the situation.

“We simply do not make fun at the expense of other cultures, especially those with a history of being marginalized. When we do this, progress takes a step backward.”

Deaf culture IS a culture and we need to respect it.

If you want to learn about it, and even some ASL, take these tips from Nyle, plus Switched at Birth stars Katie Leclerc and Vanessa Marano.

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