Dianggap Ejek Tunarungu, Chris Pratt Unggah Video Menyentuh

Sabtu, 06 Mei 2017 23:08 Penulis: Ferry Sanjaya
Dianggap Ejek Tunarungu, Chris Pratt Unggah Video Menyentuh Chris Pratt © Youtube

Kapanlagi.com - Chriss Pratt dikenal sebagai aktor yang jenaka dan penuh canda. bahkan dalam beberapa talkshow, bahkan dalam akun Instagram pribadinya, dirinya selalu menyelipkan candaan yang mampu membuat banyak orang tertawa.

Namun sepertinya tak semua orang bisa menerima candaan Pratt. Aktor GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY itu pernah mengunggah video yang meminta penontonnya untuk membesarkan volume ketimbang membaca subtitle. Sayang, beberapa orang menganggap video tersebut menyinggung kaum tunarungu.

Sadar jika video yang diunggahnya mengundang kontroversi, Pratt langsung mengunggah video permintaan maaf dirinya dalam akun Instagram pribadi miliknya. Yang mengharukan, Pratt meminta maaf menggunakan bahasa isyarat.

Instagram does this thing where it mutes all the videos it shows and forces you to turn on the volume in order to hear them. (maybe because most people are watching those videos at work when they should be working and don't want to get caught. I know that's when I do it. 😬) So when I made a video recently with subtitles, and requested that people turn up the volume and not just "read the subtitles" it was so people wouldn't scroll past the video on mute, thus watching and digesting the information in the video. HOWEVER, I realize now doing so was incredibly insensitive to the many folks out there who depend on subtitles. More than 38 million Americans live with some sort of hearing disability. So I want to apologize. 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. So truly from the bottom of my heart I apologize. Thanks for pointing this out to me. In the future I'll try to be a little less ignorant about it. Now... I know some of you are going to say, "Hey! Chris only apologized because his publicist made him!" Well. That is not the case. As always I control my social media. Nobody else. And I am doing this because I'm actually really sorry. Apologies are powerful. I don't dole them out Willy-Nilly. This is one of those moments where I screwed up and here's me begging your pardon. I hope you accept my apology. And on that note. Why doesn't Instagram have some kind of technology to automatically add subtitles to its videos? Or at least the option. I did a little exploring and it seems lacking in that area. Shouldn't there be an option for closed captioning or something? I've made them lord knows how much money with my videos and pictures. Essentially sharing myself for free. I know they profit. So... GET ON IT INSTAGRAM!!! Put closed captioning on your app. #CCinstaNow

A post shared by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on May 4, 2017 at 5:59am PDT

Tampak ekspresi penyesalan di mata Pratt, sembari melakukan bahasa isyarat yang mengatakan bahwa dirinya sangat menyesal. Video tersebut juga menampilkan caption panjang, yang menyebutkan alasan dirinya meminta penonton untuk membesarkan volume ketimbang membaca subtitle.

Ternyata, maksud video Pratt tersebut adalah ingin agar para followers di Instagramnya mengaktifkan volume saat menonton videonya, tak hanya membaca subtitle saja (Pratt memang baru-baru ini membuat video dengan memakai subtitle). Tujuannya tentu saja supaya paa followers bisa mencerna maksud video yang diunggahnya.

Tak ayal, unggahan Pratt pun disambut hangat oleh internet. Banyak yang semakin respect dengan Pratt karena sikap ksatrianya dalam mengakui kesalahan dan meminta maaf. My respect for you dude!



Ferry Sanjaya