ANTM’s Nyle DiMarco Calls Out ‘Sierra Burgess Is a Loser’ for its Problematic Jokes

Many people have been looking forward to the release of Netflix’s ‘Sierra Burgess Is a Loser’ this weekend in what was hoped to be a fun romantic-comedy starring Stranger Things’ Shannon Purser (aka Barb) in the lead titular role.

Unfortunately, those who have already seen the film have started to question the storyline of the film, as well as call out some of the film’s poor use of jokes.

America’s Next Top Model and Dancing with the Stars winner Nyle DiMarco, who is deaf, has been one of the most notable people to speak up against the film so far. In a tweet, he said how one of his friend’s deaf brother was cast in the film and he was looking forward to seeing more deaf representation in the mainstream media. Unfortunately, the deaf character was used as a distasteful punchline.

But, Nyle hadn’t finished there. Not only did he call the film out for featuring a joke where characters mocked being deaf, there were also some unfortunate jokes aimed towards transgender people too.

It’s such a shame that these jokes are STILL appearing in the mainstream media. It’s particularly bad for a platform such as Netflix, who are not trying to claim the top spot at the box office and are trying to create content for “everyone”, to okay these jokes. Following this and the recent backlash from ‘Insatiable’, could Netflix be losing its touch?

Other people have been sharing their response to the film’s jokes online too.

Written by QWEERIST editor

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