Nyle DiMarco Calls Out Jamie Foxx And Jimmy Fallon For Mocking Deaf People

The "Dancing With the Stars" champ asks, "How was this allowed?"

Deaf model and activist Nyle DiMarco has slammed The Tonight Show for a recent promo in which guest Jamie Foxx jokingly pretends to translate host Jimmy Fallon’s comments into sign language.

“How was this allowed?” DiMarco tweeted, adding that the NBC teaser was “disrespectful” and lacked “cultural sensitivity.”

The sexually fluid America’s Next Top Model and Dancing With the Stars winner also posted an open letter on Twitter.

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

Sir, you win yet again.

Nyle DiMarco

EW reports that NBC aired the promo sparingly and has reached out to DiMarco.

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