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Jamie Foxx under fire for mocking sign on ‘Fallon’

Actor Jamie Foxx is under fire for mocking sign language during his recent appearance on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

The Oscar-winner was a guest on Thursday night’s show to promote the premiere of his new FOX show ‘ Beat Shazam.”

At the point, while Fallon was throwing to a commercial, Foxx was making gestures with his hands, if he still spoke in the sign language. But she had no sense if the actor was doing.

Fellow Oscar winner Marlee Matlin struck Foxx on Twitter for his actions.

“Mr @iamjamiefoxx. I would love you sign language classes so you would be funnier.”

Mr. @iamjamiefoxx. I would love you sign language classes so you would be funnier. https://t.co/FwaRsKovrg

— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) May 26, 2017

Nyle DiMarco, a deaf model who won “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Next Top Model” Foxx actions “disrespectful.”

“@iamjamiefoxx, It is simply disrespectful of sign language. Everything is in gibberish,” he tweeted on Friday.

.@iamjamiefoxx, It is simply disrespectful of sign language.

Everything is in gibberish. pic.twitter.com/X5AHkusq3o

— Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) May 27, 2017

DiMarco followed it up with a tweet on Saturday, calling Fallon.

“- @Jimmyfallon @FallonTonight how is this allowed? Where is the cultural sensitivity. No comedy, when you have the pleasure of others.”

@iamjamiefoxx- @jimmyfallon @FallonTonight how is this allowed?

Where is the cultural sensitivity. No comedy, when you have the pleasure of others.

— Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) May 27, 2017

Neither Fallon nor Foxx have responded.

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