Red carpet events are noisy events: entertainment reporters trying to get the attention of the celebrities walking past for quick interviews, photographers trying to get celebs to move the exact right way for the perfect photo. Though, hilariously — it doesn’t always work out, as you’ll see in this Nyle DiMarco paparazzi video, where the paps apparently didn’t know that the sexually fluid model and disability rights activist is deaf.
As DiMarco walked down the red carpet, you can hear paparazzi calling out to him. It even sounds like one of them thinks his name is “Kyle.” So, considering they couldn’t quite remember his name, it’s not surprising that they forgot that DiMarco also couldn’t hear them.
But to be fair to the paps, it’s not like Nyle DiMarco is a well-known deaf activist with a foundation named after him to help increase educational opportunities in sign language for deaf children or anything. (Oh wait, that’s exactly what he is.)
Of course, DiMarco’s also known for his sense of humor. When he shared the video on Twitter, he added the caption, “Retweet if you can hear paparazzis yelling to my deaf-ass ears lmao.”
Fun fact: The term “paparazzi” comes from the Federico Fellini film La Dolce Vita. An annoying news photographer, played by Walter Santesso, was named “Paparazzo” in the film. Fellini said the name came from a word in an Italian dialect that meant “a particularly annoying noise,” like the buzzing of a mosquito. And the word just took off.
Watch the Nyle DiMarco paparazzi video below
retweet if you can hear paparazzis yelling to my deaf-ass ears lmao pic.twitter.com/5TUmFUTny5
— Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) August 21, 2018