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Chris Pratt Apologizes in Sign Language for Offending Those Who Are Hard of Hearing

Chris Pratt Apologizes in Sign Language for Offending Those Who Are Hard of Hearing

Chris Pratt took to Instagram to speak to those fans who are hard of hearing who he offended with a previous video.

“Instagram does this thing where it mutes all the videos it shows and forces you to turn on the volume in order to hear them. (maybe because most people are watching those videos at work when they should be working and don’t want to get caught. I know that’s when I do it. 😬) So when I made a video recently with subtitles, and requested that people turn up the volume and not just ‘read the subtitles; it was so people wouldn’t scroll past the video on mute, thus watching and digesting the information in the video. HOWEVER, I realize now doing so was incredibly insensitive to the many folks out there who depend on subtitles. More than 38 million Americans live with some sort of hearing disability. So I want to apologize,” Chris wrote in the caption.

“I have people in my life who are hearing-impaired, and the last thing in the world I would want to do is offend them or anybody who suffers from hearing loss or any other disability. So truly from the bottom of my heart I apologize. Thanks for pointing this out to me. In the future I’ll try to be a little less ignorant about it,” Chris added.

Click inside to read the entire caption Chris wrote to his fans…

“Now… I know some of you are going to say, ‘Hey! Chris only apologized because his publicist made him!’ Well. That is not the case. As always I control my social media. Nobody else. And I am doing this because I’m actually really sorry. Apologies are powerful. I don’t dole them out Willy-Nilly. This is one of those moments where I screwed up and here’s me begging your pardon. I hope you accept my apology.”

“And on that note. Why doesn’t Instagram have some kind of technology to automatically add subtitles to its videos? Or at least the option. I did a little exploring and it seems lacking in that area. Shouldn’t there be an option for closed captioning or something? I’ve made them lord knows how much money with my videos and pictures. Essentially sharing myself for free. I know they profit. So… GET ON IT INSTAGRAM!!! Put closed captioning on your app. #CCinstaNow.”

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  • j k

    Seriously???! Apologizing for adding subtitles? I don’t get it.

  • Sprite

    Good call on access ! … while about 4% of the film clips shown here are not viewable with “video not available in your region” displayed. still enjoy the format – thanks JJ !

  • Sam80

    It’s ridiculous and absurd that he apologized.

  • Gina

    Clearly this guy didn’t mean to offend anyone. It’s time we give people the benefit of the doubt.

  • Heron

    I’m disabled, and my mom is hard of hearing. He didn’t need to apologize. That’s pretty ridiculous.

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