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Sara Cox offends deaf people with Twitter comments about subtitles

Posted Jul 21 2011 12:58pm

Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox has outraged deaf people this week, after tweeting that subtitles on a film were “daft”.

Cox, 36, complained on Twitter about having to sit through a subtitled screening of Bridesmaids – and was censured by hundreds of outraged deaf users.

One of her deaf online followers wrote: "Get some respect and realise how lucky you are to HEAR!"

Another said: "I find it very difficult to find subtitled films at cinemas. We're not second-rate citizens."

She later posted an apology, admitting her comments were “not thought through”.

Brian Gale, of the National Deaf Children’s Society, said: “We hope Sarah Cox now understands.”

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