Actor Chris Pratt apologized after he urged fans in a social media post to turn up the volume in a video to get the full effect. His comment received a backlash when it was seen as discriminatory toward deaf fans, so the “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor made an Instagram video with an apology in sign language.
“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,” Pratt wrote. “I hope you accept my apology.”
On Tuesday’s “Pat & Stu,” Stu Burguiere and Jeffy Fisher talked about political correctness and a world where jokes are dangerous. “Really? Are you really offended that a guy made a joke about subtitles promoting a comedy movie?” Stu asked.
Jeffy said the actor didn’t really need to apologize but noted that Pratt at least used the opportunity to advocate in a positive way. “He made a good point on Instagram by calling Instagram out a little bit to add some kind of technology that would be able to add subtitles to video,” Jeffy said.