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Sunday, 16 July 2017

'Australian Ninja Warrior': Paul VIDEO

Have you been watching 'Australian Ninja Warrior'?

I have, in between writing and blogging, and I love watching people who have a sensational backstory.

Always 'rooting' for the little guy, or the girl who trains like mad after a huge weight loss, or the guy who has recovered after a car accident... how can you not want them to do well?

And so, Paul.

Hearing impaired, he was a fave from the start, and it seems the internet agrees... the social media comments of support were huge.

But then... this:



The social media comments were not kind.

Read below, and tell us what you think...

Personally, I shed a tear for Paul. I was a little confused about what was happening, and poor darling was also.


Leilani Bourke So you considered how to overcome him not being able to hear the buzzer at the beginning, but clearly didn't think of the support and adjustments he would need beyond there. Handled very poorly. The shock look on his face and the audience said it all.
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Jim Starr Shame on you Channel 9. You don't show all of the people who make it through, but you highlight the confusion of a deaf athlete who was unaware that he was disqualified. 

This segment could have been edited to empower Paul, but you chose humiliation instead.
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Flynn Peacock Completely disgraceful, you have nailed the issue perfectly! Shame on Channel 9 indeed, so disappointed and disheartened.
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Lucy Clifford Devastating, and just goes to prove how our society is so skewed towards the hearing and able bodied... I can't help but wonder whether perhaps the rules might've been lost in translation too? I think he should be given an invitation to the next series, to show just what he's capable of!!
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Melissa Kimberley Totally agree as he was so unaware for the rule of touching the water im so sad for him literally wana just cry for him
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Simon Anderson Shocking job accommodating his disability... You could've easily built visual start and fail signs, or at least hired an official who could sign...
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Holly Frostmorris He knew he touched the water he looked at his foot and was drying. It they would of all jad a copy of the rules. Sorry but he would of known and just kept going to take a chance.
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Danielle White That's a really big call Holly! His face said it all... he wasn't just trying to take a chance he genuinely didn't know!
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Holly Frostmorris Ask him that will clear it up.  if he didnt know then contact the organisers and ask them why he signed a different form then everyone else ??
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Holly Frostmorris And sorry not knowing still doesnt change the rules there has been at least 2 others i have watched touch the water and keep going and none of this started a discussion like this
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