Why do we have a petition asking Yahoo to update its video player to support closed captioning, now? One reason is because deaf and hard of hearing people do not have access to popular Yahoo entertainment productions like Burning Love, a reality dating parody of ABC's show The Bachelor. On the show, a "thick-headed, single man" chooses from among "demented beauties," including a homeless lady.
In fact, Burning Love, which includes guest appearances by celebrities, is so successful on Yahoo that Yahoo together with Paramount, recently ordered two more seasons of Burning Love. This news was reported last week by Variety and others.. If Yahoo does not update its video player soon, this means deaf and hard of hearing people will miss out on not one, but THREE seasons of a top web television program. Season 2 is going to be a parody of The Bachelorette, and season 3 will parody Bachelor Pad.
Burning Love is but one of the many reasons why we need to convince Yahoo to update its video player NOW.
The longer we wait, the more we miss out on. There is no excuse. Other
companies have already updated their video players and are accessible to
deaf and hard of hearing people, while Yahoo remains totally
If you haven't already done so, sign the caption Yahoo petition at http://tinyurl.com/captionYahoo! If you have already signed, pass this URL on to other people - and they do not have to be members of Facebook to sign!
Sample news media reports:
MSN.com: Hilarious Bachelor Parody Leads to Bachelorette Parody
The Wrap: Ken Marino Preps 'Burning Love' Seasons 2 & 3: Which Comedic Heavyweights Will Cameo?
BuzzSugar: Watch Ken Marino, Ben Stiller, and Jennifer Aniston Hilariously Spoof The Bachelor
Wired: 11 Web Series to Heat Up Your Summer (Plus a Few to Avoid)
Tubefilter: Yahoo Picks Up Ben Stiller’s ‘Burning Love’ For Two More Seasons