Jamie Foxx filmed a Tonight Show promo and decided to pretend to use sign language, while that simpering enabler of assholes Jimmy Fallon laughed at Jamie’s outrageous antics. (Who knows why Wanda thought that was hilarious, but at least he didn’t sing.) The deaf community, as represented by model/activist/dancing Tarzan cosplayer Nyle DiMarco, was unamused.
Nyle took his outrage to Twitter, and filled Fozz in on a few choice facts about deaf culture and American Sign Language. He began by posting the video and informing the viewers at home that Jamie knows as much about sign language as I know of calculus (translation – none).
.@iamjamiefoxx, It is straight up disrespectful to make up sign language.
He then educated Jamie and the rest of us who weren’t in-the-know about ASL. The full Tweet is below, courtesy of EW:
— Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) May 27, 2017
When Jamie Foxx isn’t transfixing the world with his “is he or isn’t he?” relationship with Scientology defector/professional beard Katie Holmes, he’s occasionally making stupid jokes about the marginalized among us. Despite being someone who (correctly) blanched at aspiring podiatrist Quentin Tarantino’s use of the word “ghetto,” he’s also the awards show host who made some transphobic cracks about Caitlyn Jenner.
Here’s the first word that Jamie Fuxx (such a good typo) should learn in actual ASL: