Offensive Use of Deaf Label

I subscribe to news, via Google Alerts, with keyword “Deaf”
Here is the title of an article brought to my attention:

“Kaiso judges deaf to brilliant ‘Tainted Legacy’”

Then in the body of the article, here is written: “Helon Francis, whose classy delivery of his brilliant composition, “Tainted Legacy” was completely ignored by the brain-dead judges. What a travesty!”

I am offended that deaf and brain-dead are somehow similar. It is politically incorrect and ignorant. It would be unacceptable to make reference to other minorities in such a way. You couldn’t say, oh the judge was being black and he is brain-dead, or acting like a woman, being brain-dead, or the judge was being gay and he is brain-dead. No.

barefoot runner, deafhood advocate, holographic projection, off-grid aspirant
david@brotheryellow.com

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barefoot runner, deafhood advocate, holographic projection, off-grid aspirant david@brotheryellow.com
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