"Kiernan learned to sign for the film, & now she’s flawless, like she’s been signing her entire life. She seems to have an almost innate sense of what it’s like being a deaf person"
- John Leonetti, a hearing Director with no understanding of Deaf peoplehttps://t.co/YbUZO6Octt
First of all, I hate, hate to be the police here but the casting is dangerous. A misrepresentation.
Second of all, the assumption made by a hearing person regarding "impeccable" acting as a deaf character is disgusting, disturbing, and patronizing.
And mastering sign language, which takes years and years, does not mean you're flawlessly Deaf????? Extremely insulting.
To be Deaf is SO much more than sign language.
It's an experience that no one can EVER understand. Not even hearing actors.