Actor/model Nyle DiMarco stars in an American Sign Language music video, directed by Jake Wilson, interpretation of Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings,” which has received more than 200,000 views.
DiMarco, who is deaf and identifies as sexually fluid, has been an advocate for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community including when it comes to closed captioning in music videos.
When Grande released her single “thank u, next,” DiMarco asked Grande if she could be more inclusive to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
Grande appeared to have listened as her latest single “7 Rings” does include closed captioning. In celebration, DiMarco made an ASL version of the video which is Grande approved.
beyond 🖤 love this so much https://t.co/mO0LSPpal5— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) January 28, 2019