Jamie Foxx is being taken to task by Nyle DiMarco over some faux sign language during the “Ray” star’s recent “Tonight Show” appearance, with the “Dancing With the Stars” champ bashing Foxx for being “disrespectful” to the deaf.
During Foxx’s appearance with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night, one segment ended with Fallon throwing to commercial as Foxx jokingly “translated” Fallon’s words into fake sign language.
This did not sit well with DiMarco, who has been deaf since birth. As a result, the former “America’s Next Top Model” winner took to Twitter to point out that it is “straight up disrespectful to make up sign language.”
In a followup tweet, DiMarco also called out “Tonight” host Jimmy Fallon, asking, “How was this allowed? Where’s the cultural sensitivity? Not comedy when you make fun of others.”
So far, neither Foxx nor Fallon have responded to DiMarco’s tweets.