Nyle DiMarco Is Not Happy With Sierra Burgess Is A Loser!

Catherine Michelle

September 13, 2018

Nyle DiMarco

 

This new Netflix flick is creating a of buzz – and not all of it good.

 

Nyle DiMarco is speaking out over Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’s depiction of a character pretending to be deaf. The model, activist, and past DWTS winner is deaf in real life.

 

 

 

He took to Twitter to post a powerful message voicing out his thoughts on the movie’s portrayal of being deaf for laughs and jokes. Nyle stated:

 

“So one of my close friends’ deaf brother is in Sierra Burgess When I learned, I was elated. Finally more deaf actors/representation & ASL inclusion in films … Only to find out the deaf character was written and used for a terrible joke. PS- pretending to be deaf is NOT ok.

 
There were homophobic and transphobic jokes as well.”

 

 

“It is extremely easy to make jokes about marginalized/disfranchised groups … but that makes you a lazy writer. And honestly you shouldn’t make these jokes AT ALL because our lives are on the line.”

 

 

Netflix has yet to address the matter.