Deaf TikToker Scarlet May has gone viral on social media for sharing her unique experiences growing up deaf. In a series of videos posted on July 5, May told her fans about how it is arguing with deaf siblings and how to “shut a deaf person up.”
She began her first video by saying, “If you want to know how deaf siblings argue, that is how we do it. So growing up me and my brother were both deaf. Anytime somebody was to start an argument, they’re gonna immediately finish the argument. Cause when he comes up to me and says his piece and gets his point across, then I’m ready to say mine, he closes his eyes. Now I can’t even hit him with what I gotta say.”
@scarlet_may.1 Replying to @Victoria how deaf siblings argue 🤣 #fyp #foryou ♬ original sound – Scarlet May
The Black TikToker’s other video, posted in quick succession to the first, described an experience that she had when she was at a sleepover when she was younger. In both videos, she signed, included subtitles, and spoke to make sure it was inclusive for everyone who watched.
“If you ever wanna know how to shut a deaf person up, this is how you do it. When I was younger, I was at a sleepover with like all my friends, and we was arguing over this boy, right? And we’re all deaf, so hands were being thrown ’cause we’re all signing when we’re arguing.”
She hilariously told her viewers how her friend stopped them all from fighting.
“We’re all just going on and on like back and forth, and the girl who’s hosting the sleepover is like, ‘come on guys, like let’s be for real,’ she was like ‘let’s just move on,’ and nobody is listening to it. Literally, our hands were like out there like boom boom boom, and then all of a sudden, it’s dark. She cut the lights off. It was dead silent, literally. We couldn’t even argue because we could even see each other. Soon as the lights clicked back on, we just dropped the whole thing y’all cause that was embarrassing. Honestly, I couldn’t even be mad at her cause, like, d***. She really got me there.”
@scarlet_may.1 just cut the lights 🤣🤣💡 #fyp #foryou ♬ original sound – Scarlet May
Scarlet May has nearly 7 million followers on TikTok and 268.2 million views. She focuses on creating content about growing up deaf and educating people about the community.
Source: Black Enterprise