There are a lot of people who need assistance at the airport, such as those who require a wheelchair for various reasons. Nyle DiMarco, the winner of Cycle 22 of America’s Next Top Model, however, is not one of those people.
The 29-year-old American model, actor, and deaf activist was was offered a wheelchair when he got off a United Airlines flight which was meant to help him get through the airport. However, Nyle can get around without assistance and was understandably unhappy with the incident.
Nyle said in an interview:
“I honestly wanted to sit on it and document the entire wheelchair trip, but I didn’t want to take that away from others in need. This has happened multiple times. I’ve tweeted to United several times before.
This time I found their ignorance funny. How hearing people associate deaf with inability to walk astounds me.
Of course not to say that all deaf people do not need a wheelchair or some sort of assistance. But it is just that I never requested one.”
“When it happened the first few times I felt frustrated because the airlines have acknowledged and apologized, but it is clear that they’ve never pushed for change, nor have they trained their employees.”
The model first tweeted United Airlines on Sunday with a video of him walking past the wheelchair adorned with his name, writing, “Ooh a deaf person, give him a wheelchair.”
Unfortunately, Nyle was not the first to experience it. Deaf activist and model Chella Man tweeted that the same thing happened to him when he flew with United.
“Love when @united thinks I need a wheelchair because I am Deaf.”
After the backlash, United Airlines released a statement:
“United is dedicated to providing convenient and comfortable service to all of our customers.
Customers who need additional assistance can contact our Accessibility Help Desk to add information to their reservation.
We do not require information concerning the extent of a disability, however, the more information we have, the better prepared we are to meet our customers’ needs.
Depending on the extent of information provided, we may provide a wheelchair in case it is needed as we would prefer to be over prepared to assist than under prepared. We are reaching out to these customers to understand how we can better assist them in the future.”
Watch the video here:
todays tea according to @united
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ooh a deaf person/ |
give him a /____|
— Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) February 17, 2019
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