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Nyle DiMarco Calls Out Netflix Film’s ‘Terrible’ Treatment of Deafness – Out Magazine

Nyle DiMarco was hopeful when a close friend’s deaf brother was cast in Netflix’s upcoming film Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, excited to see a deaf character played by a deaf actor, a good step towards better representation. But this week the actor, model and activist took to Twitter to express his disappointment in the film’s “terrible” treatment of deafness. In the film, the titular Sierra Burgess — played by Stranger Things star Shannon Purser — pretends to be deaf to trick a boy she has a crush on.

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