Watch: Nyle DiMarco experiences deaf discrimination on ‘What Would You Do?’

By : Mariah Cooper OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0
ABOVE: Nyle DiMarco on ‘What Would You Do?’ (Screenshot via YouTube)

Actor and model Nyle DiMarco, who identifies as sexually fluid, brought to light the challenges deaf people face on an episode of hidden camera show “What Would You Do?”

In the episode, J.W., a deaf actor, attempts to order food from a rude waiter (Tyler). Whenever J.W. tries to communicate his order, Tyler gets frustrated and begins harassing J.W. DiMarco, who is also deaf, watched the interactions behind-the-scenes with host John Quiñones.

Continue Reading >>

Nyle DiMarco slams Netflix film for deaf joke

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
Comments: 0

Actor and model Nyle DiMarco blasted Netflix’s new film “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” for making fun of deaf people.

In the film, Sierra Burgess (Shannon Purser) starts catfishing Jamey (Noah Centineo) after popular girl Veronica (Kristine Froseth) gives him a fake phone number. During one scene, Sierra and her friend Dan (RJ Cyler) run into Jamey and his brother at the park. Sierra doesn’t want Jamey to recognize her voice so she pretends to be deaf. Jamey reveals that his brother is deaf and Sierra has to pretend to understand ASL.

Continue Reading >>