ASKING A BLIND GIRL OFFENSIVE QUESTIONS with Molly Burke

ASKING A BLIND GIRL OFFENSIVE QUESTIONS with Molly Burke


– Hi, everyone, it’s
me, Colleen Ballinger. This is my baby, Flynn. And this is not my daughter, even though she maybe looks like it ’cause she’s much younger than me. This is Molly Burke (laughs). – I also like look 15,
even though I’m 25, so. – It does look like I’m the mom, sitting here with my two
children about to do a video. – We have an age gap. – Molly just babysat Flynn,
she completely mom-ed Flynn. – I don’t know about that,
I don’t know about that. – We are going to do just
like of like a sit down. Originally, I think we should
do a mukbang and do this. But I feel like the food
would get in the way of all of the things I wanna say. – That’s the problem with those. I’m like, I don’t wanna talk with my mouth full.
– Right. – But I don’t wanna leave
all the silent chewing time. – Yes, that’s the worst part. – I feel like there’s an art to them. And I don’t have that skill. – We’ll just leave it to Trisha, and we will just talk
without food in our mouths. Molly is legally blind. She is going to tell me everything
about being blind today. – Can I already correct you? – Yes, please, oh, my god, please do it. I’m such a dumb like sighted person. – So, there’s like legally
blind and then there’s blind. And I would just be blind. – Oh, really?
– Mm-hmm. – What’s the difference? – So, legally blind is
when you’re 20 over 200. Which means, what you could
see from 200 feet away, that person would have
to be 20 feet away from. – Oh.
– So that’s legally blind. Basically, all legally blind means is you can’t drive a car. – Really?
– Yeah. – I guess I have heard
like old people be like, well, I’m legally blind
now, you know what I mean? – Yeah, yeah, like they’ve hit that point. – And I’m like, what? – And then, it goes down from there. – Okay.
– So, like, it keeps getting worse
and worse and worse. So, when you just use
the term legally blind, that would reference that I
have see a lot more than I do. – Okay.
– And especially, because I quote, looked sighted, it like would throw a lot of people off. Versus just like saying, I am blind. – Got it. You’re just blind. – Yeah, I’m just blind,
but like legally blind, where there’s a lot of
room to see, potentially. – Got it. – And so, even though I’m
considered totally blind, ’cause I can’t like read, see colors, look at the world around me, I still cam see light and shadow. – Yeah, I’ve seen that. I’ve heard you talk about that in videos. – That’s what I love glitter. – Yes, see, this is why I wanna have this conversation with Molly. Because I am ignorant and naive to the blind community and what it’s like. – But you admit that. – Oh, 100%, I am so stupid
when it comes to this, and I don’t want to be. You know, I want to know, you know, what questions to ask,
what questions not to ask, and just be educated on it. I was talking about this
with Molly the other day, but I have a deaf brother. I know what it’s like to, you know, have my brother be part
of the deaf community and missing one of his senses. But I have never hung out
with or known a blind person. And I wanted to know– – We’re really rare (chuckles). (laughs)
We’re a rare breed. – But I think it would be good for you guys to listen to and know, just education yourselves more on it. Because I feel like that’s the number one problem with all of this. Is that people just have no idea, and are just uneducated on what– – And when you don’t know, you’re scared. And that’s the biggest thing
is when people don’t know, they’re scared of offending
you or saying the wrong thing, so they just avoid you. Blindness is already so isolating because you’re missing so much connectivity with the world around you. To then have people like avoid you, or tiptoe around you, is
the last thing we want. We can’t make eye contact with you across the room at a
party and start chatting. We need people to come up, to approach us, to make conversation. But when people are ignorant and scared or never met a blind person,
they scared, they avoid us. – Yeah, right.
– And that sucks. It’s what my whole channel is, you know, devoted to doing
is breaking the stigma, breaking the stereotype,
breaking the wall down, and saying, let’s have
a conversation about it. Let’s talk about it, ask me questions. I was so angry at society’s ignorance that I was like, I can’t
just sit and be angry. I need to do something.
– Yeah. – So, I chose to actively
dedicate myself to educating. And then, I can’t be mad
when people are ignorant because I’m actively
changing that problem. – Right.
– The thing is, like that’s not every
blind person’s passion. That’s not what every blind person feels like their mission on earth is to do. So, I don’t think it’s
appropriate to go up and feel like you can ask
every blind person a question. Sometimes, you just wanna cross the street and grab your coffee. Like, that’s not your passion, it’s not talking about your
disability all the time. – Right.
– But it is mine. – Well, I’m gonna ask you
all the stupid questions. – Do it. – It’s not like I wanna sit and only talk about your blindness
every time I’m around you. Like, that’s not what I want to do. But there are things I’m like, I wish I knew what I could
say and what I couldn’t say. ‘Cause like you said, people
are scared of offending. – Yes.
– And I would never want to offend you. – Which I feel like is why so many people even still say like, visually impaired. They avoid saying like the B word. Like, people are scared of it. – Oh, really?
– Yeah. People are scared of the word
blind, and it’s really funny. Even my parents, when they were raising
me, were scared of it. One of my blind friends, her mom just told my mom straight up, like, look, you just need to say it. Like, rip the Band-Aid off. Because people don’t understand when you don’t use that word. And when you’ve never met a
blind person and you see me, and all you’ve ever seen is people in movies wearing dark sunglasses, and being completely incapable
and reliant on others, you’re like, she’s not blind. – Which is not true, she is blind. So, one of the first questions I had for Molly about all of this was, my brother, like I said, is– Well, was deaf, now he
has a cochlear implant. He’s always, you know,
been hard of hearing. And then, eventually went deaf, and then got his cochlear implant. So, I have been around deaf
people in the deaf community. And I know it’s totally
different being deaf and blind. They’re like so different. There’s like nothing you can compare. – They’re like the opposite.
– Yeah. The only thing you can compare is that they both are something where you lose one of your senses. – One of your main senses. – But I have noticed the deaf community is really, really proud, for
the most part, of being deaf. Like, it’s a community, it’s a culture. And I think that’s really cool that they are proud of something that, you know, a lot of
society would call a disability. They are like, no, it’s not a disability. This is who I am. And so, I was curious
if the blind community was like that as well. – So, the deaf community is a lot larger than the blind community. I think there is 10 times more deaf people than blind people. – Wow.
– The last time I heard. Like, I could be wrong. We don’t have a strong community because there’s just not enough of us. It’s challenging because
when you don’t grow up seeing yourself in the media, and then you don’t grow up
seeing yourself at school, or at the mall, or at the
airport, or at restaurants, and you don’t have a really strong community of people like you, it can feel like you are the only you, and you are very isolated. Which is another reason I’m so passionate about making videos.
– Right. – And building that community online for people who can’t find it in real life. – I bet that’s helped a lot. I bet making the videos has– Has it opened up a whole
like community for you? – Yeah, my parents worked really hard to immerse me in the blind
community from the time I was diagnosed with my eye
disease when I was four. So, I was lucky enough to
have a small community, but at least a community. But I’ve had so many people
find my videos and reach out, saying I know nobody else who’s blind. That is really touching for me because I know growing up how
isolated and alone I felt, and I had a community.
– Yeah. – So, it’s rewarding
to feel like I can help other people in my
situation feel less alone. In terms of like the pride aspect of it, I would say when I was growing up, I really subscribed to the
medical model of disability, the idea of a cure is the only way you’ll be successful and
happy and fit into society. And I really believed that I needed to be cured to be happy. It almost upset me that
the deaf community was, you know, kind of against
cochlear implants, and wasn’t really accepting of this quote cure of some sorts. And I was like, they’re so lucky. There’s nothing for me,
there’s nothing for my disease. There’s nothing to help me see. As I’ve grown up, I’ve actually
really changed my mindset. And I am now the first to say
that I don’t wanna be cured. – Cured, quote, unquote. – Yeah, quote, cured, exactly. I’m happy as I am. And I’m accepting of who I am. And now I look to kind
of the deaf community and the pride they have, and the fact that they truly don’t view it as a disability in general. And I’m like, you go, like that’s awesome. I wanna empower more communities within disability to feel that way. – Yes, yeah. – To feel that self
love, to feel that pride, to feel that strength, and to find the positives in what so much of society would
view as a negative. – We’ll get into like the
most ignorant question. Or not ignorant but probably maybe the most annoying questions. ‘Cause I know like you get asked like, how do you do your makeup? Which, you guys can
watch your video on that. ‘Cause we don’t need to sit here, and like have you explain
that over and over. But there are some little dumb things. Like, when I knew Molly was
gonna come over to film, I was changing Flynn’s diaper. And I was like, oh, my god. This is an insane poop
explosion everywhere. How would a blind mom, or blind dad, change their baby’s poop? Like, would they just get poop everywhere? So, there’s a bunch of like
little questions like that. And that’s the kind of
stuff I’m interested in. I guess no one uses like
ATM machines anymore. But I always notice there’s
Braille on the numbers. But then, the screen. There’s no way to read the screen. – Well, a lot of them will actually have a headphone jack.
– Really? – So you put your headphones in, once you put the headphones in, it automatically starts to talk, like it turns on that feature. – Really?
– Yeah. – So, another thing is like, I feel like now there’s a lot more technology to help someone who is blind than there was even five, 10 years ago. – We all talk about how much technology has changed over the years. For the blind community,
it’s like that times 10. Like, the difference of where it was 10 years ago when I lost most of my vision to where it is now is like
astronomically different. – Yeah, ’cause everything
is like can become– Like, your texts. – Everything can talk now. – Read to you, or talk to you. – Sight is the sense you rely on the most. It is your number one sense. When you have all five senses, or six, depending on what you believe, sight is the one you use
the most to do everything. And so, there’s a lot of things that sighted people cannot
imagine doing without sight. But if you have to, you just do it. – I know, but it’s fascinating. – There’s so many things that you guys do that I’m like, you use sight for that? That’s ridiculous.
– I know. – I don’t need to use sight for that. – To me, it’s like you’re
a magician (laughs). I feel like you’re like a superhuman. – My girlfriends like open their handbag, and physically look inside of it, I’m like, are you kidding me? Just stick your hand in. Nothing else feels like
your keys in there, I swear. Like, put your hand and
you’ll find it faster. – Yeah, I was telling her– – They root around and they can’t find it. – I know, see, exactly,
that is what happened. She was snapping up Flynn’s clothes, and I was like, oh, these snaps. They’re so hard to snap back together. You know, I was like
making a big deal of it because every time I snap
his clothes back together, I always like miss a button. – They’re like out of line.
– Out of line. And she did it so easily and so quickly because she wasn’t looking. She was doing it with the feeling. And I was like, oh, my god. I’ve been doing it wrong
this whole time (laughs). I never knew. There’s so many things like that that I’m just so curious about. So, like you could see
up until you were four. Could you fully see? Or is that when you were diagnosed, and then it slowly went away after that? – So, I’ve always been legally blind. – Okay.
– So, I’ve never had better than 20 over 200. – Okay, and did you parents
know that when you were born? – No, so the first warning sign was when I was six months old, and my head was constantly shaking. So, you’ll probably notice
my eyes always shake. I can’t stop it, it just always happened. My head would also shake like that. – Oh, okay. – And my grandpa was like, you
should take her to a doctor. This isn’t normal. My parents took me to a
neurologist at hospital, which is a brain doctor. I was diagnosed with spasmus nutans. It’s a brain condition that I believe about one in one million
babies are both with. So, I’m literally one in
a million, no big deal. – Oh, my god. – And they said, she’ll grow out of it. My doctors ultimately called my full diagnosis, a dramatic diagnosis. Because I have a number
of different diseases that are really rare, and that aren’t typically
coupled together. – Is there any reason why you were born– – I’m just lucky.
– You’re just awesome? – Yeah, I’m just lucky.
(laughs) And so, it made it so complicated ’cause they would diagnose
me with something, and I did have that thing. But it wasn’t the whole
truth, there was more to it. And so, when I was four, I was finally diagnosed
with retinitis pigmentosa. There’s a lot of people
who want that dramatic, like, what was the last thing
you ever saw, kind of moment. But that does happen to some people. Say like, a surgery goes wrong, they have a car accident,
something like that. But for somebody like me,
that’s not how it happened. So, I don’t have that like, oh, my god, I woke up blind one morning, and it was terrifying. I always knew I was gonna go blind. I think my parents first told me when I was about five or six years old. I knew I was different, and so I asked. And they told me, and I started public
speaking about my disease, and doing media interviews
when I was five. – What?
– So, yeah. I grew up talking about it my whole life. I have a speech on my channel
that I gave when I was 10. – I have to go see that, oh, my god. – In the video, I talk about how I wanna be an actress and a model. – I love this. – So many people were like, it’s just a YouTuber, ’cause she’s blind. No, this is like who I am. Like, going blind didn’t change who I am. I love fashion, I love makeup. – And ew, who’s saying that? Goodbye (laughs).
– Right? When people are like, she’s only successful on
YouTube ’cause she’s blind. I’m like, I don’t know if you noticed that 99.9% of all other
YouTubers are sighted. (laughs) If anything, I think I
had it going against me. For me, I knew it was gonna happen. And I would tell people,
like I have this disease. And one day, I’m gonna go
blind, and all of these things. But those are just words. Until it’s real, those are just words. I always consider myself
to have been sighted. Like, I talk about
myself through childhood as if I was fully sighted,
even though I wasn’t. What I saw then was all I knew. So, it was sight. I played competitive
soccer on a sighted team. I was a competitive
dancer on a sighted team. Like, I lived a sighted life. I read print, I saw colors, I saw faces. To me, I was sighted. It’s kind of like how we all know that our parent, like our mom or our dad, will most likely die before we will. We know that, but until it happens, we don’t know how sad we’ll feel. We don’t know how angry we’ll feel. We don’t know how long
we’ll lay in bed crying. We don’t know how we’ll deal with it. And so, that’s like me. It’s like, I always knew it. But you’re never prepared for
what it’s gonna feel like. And so, when it did happen, I went from being this like super bubbly outgoing person we see now, to being extremely depressed, very angry. I dealt with self-harm, suicidal ideation. I was in a really bad place. I lost all my friends. Went from being like a pretty popular kid to having no friends and
being horribly bullied. It was like something
I would wish on nobody. So, it was really tough. And it was, you know, a journey, a process to get to where
I am in my life now, and the self-love and acceptance and success and joy
that I have in my life. – Oh, my gosh, I’m getting so inspired. I feel like I’m having like,
you do one of your speeches like to just to me right
now, on this couch. I’m like, oh, my god, I’m so inspired. So, there is something, and I know you’ve explained
this in your videos. I don’t know, I just feel like
you’re very good at fashion. – Thank you. – How does a blind person– Like, explain to the audience. How does a blind person
like decide what to wear, or go shopping, or all of that stuff? Like, explain. – So, I’ve done some
videos where I actually like specifically show how I shop. I’ve done videos showing how
I pair outfits from my closet. Basically, like I said earlier, going blind doesn’t change who you are. It changes how you do things. So, for me, I grew up obsessed
with makeup and fashion. Just like I grew up with
obsessed with preforming onstage. For me, it wasn’t like, oh, I’m just gonna stop caring
about makeup and fashion, now that I can’t see it. It was just like, okay, how
am I going to figure this out? – Figure it out a new way, yeah. – Which is actually how I
got into watching YouTube. When I had no friends left, no girlfriends to shopping with, or like talk about makeup with, I found the beauty community, back in like 2008 and 2009. – (gasps) Who were you watching? – The first girls I
watched were Blair Fowler. – Okay, yep. – Bethany Mota.
– Oh, my gosh, okay. – And Megan Hearts Makeup.
– Oh, my god. – Those were like the three girls ’cause they were all
like right around my age. So I felt really connected,
they felt like my girlfriends. They felt like my sisters. Which is kind of part of why I wanted to start YouTube when I got older. I would listen to them describe clothes that they bought in a haul. Or do an outfit of the day,
or do like a makeup tutorial, or like top five favorite
MAC Lipsticks for your skin. Or like, whatever it was. And I would like go out and
buy that like Angel lipstick. I just learned to do everything but feel. My eyes are my hands. So, like for me, everything I see through
touch and through hearing. So, I say that I watched the movie, but really, I listened to it. So, like when I say, oh, I saw
this cute shirt at the mall, well, I felt that cute shirt. – Self promo, I guess,
but I have a Netflix show. But I remember one time I was
watching one of the episodes, like when it first came out, and somehow the feature had turned on. – Audio description. – Which I had never heard of before. I had never heard of it, I
didn’t know that existed. I guess my ignorant
brain just always assumed blind people when they watched things, just listen to what I listened to. – Right.
– And so, I was curious. Do you use that? Because it literally was
like, you know, I’m watching. And I’m watching myself as Miranda, and all of a sudden I hear like, Miranda stands up and walks
across to Patrick, or whatever. And it was explaining what was going on. I was like, what is happening? And I was so confused by like this extra, you know, description. – The audio track. – And I was like, wait, is this how blind people watch movies and television? Like, do you use that? – So, growing up, it didn’t really exist. I would just figure out which TV shows were naturally more descriptive, which tended to be a lot of medical shows, crime shows, documentaries. They’re just more descriptive. Or I’d would watch it, if it wasn’t kind of
naturally descriptive, I would watch it with like
a friend or a family member, and they would describe it. And then, movie theaters
started integrating it. They would offer headsets
for some of their movies. So, I started kind of
getting a taste for it. For me, Netflix, they
offer audio description on all of their Netflix Originals. – And is that how you watch them? – I do, I do. And once I’ve watched
a whole series with it, I just can’t watch one without. Like, I only now watch
the shows they offer it. They do it for some of
their licensed programming. But not all of it. But it’s on all of their Originals. I used to be like, I’m
not missing on much. And now that I watch it with it, I’m like, I was missing out on so much. – See, what’s so interesting is like when that happened on my
show and I was watching it, I was like, oh, my gosh,
how could anyone watch this? It’s so distracting, is how I noticed it. But, at the same time,
since my brother was deaf, I grew up with closed captioning. So, I cannot watch a movie or television show
without closed captioning ’cause that’s how I was raised, watching television and movies. So, even though I’m not deaf, and I don’t depend on it
to hear what’s going on, I have to read it in order to under– It’s like I can’t understand
them unless I’m reading it. Like, if I watch a movie– – Right, ’cause that’s
what you were raised. That’s what you know. – That’s how I learned to
watch television and movies. So, when other people come over, and they see captions on my television, they’re like, how are you watching this? It’s so distracting. Like, all I can do is read it. So, I guess it’s the same. Where it’s like, that’s all I never knew. So, to me, it’s not distracting. To me, it would be
distracting if it wasn’t on. – Right, and for me, it’s like, I miss so much when I don’t have it that it’s just like a vital
part of my watching experience. – Is it always like
the same type of voice? Do you think they like
find actors to do this who kind of match the theme of like– So, if it was like Harry Potter, would it be someone– You know what I mean? – There’s always a very neutral voice. – It is, okay. – It doesn’t add any color to it. – Oh, okay, okay. – I wouldn’t necessarily say
they’re like voice acting. – Okay, so it’s like very neutral. – It’s like a very blunt read. – I guess that makes more sense anyway. Because you wouldn’t want it
to be confused with the story. – A character. – What’s the most annoying
questions that someone asks you? – I mean, I have a couple videos on that. – I know you do. – Questions to not ask a blind person. – I know, I know you do. Which, you guys can go watch. – And I do encourage people
to always ask questions. – But I wanna know like the one that like just grinds your gears. Or is it more of an attitude? Like, if people talk to
you like you’re, you know– – God, when people talk
to whoever I’m with. Like, if we went to grab coffee. They went to you and
said, what does she want? And I’m standing right here. – That is so obnoxious (laughs). – Super annoying, especially
when I answer the question, but then they keep
asking the other person, as if I’m not answering.
– Right. – I personally don’t like– It’s like controversial. I don’t like when people
say, can I pray for you? – (gasps) I know. Well, okay, yeah, I totally
understand what you’re saying. – It feels condescending. – I very much grew up in the church, and there are two ways to say that. There is way to say that it’s like, you can tell it’s like genuine. And someone that’s just like, I just wanna pray for you,
’cause like I love you. I want to talk to God about you. – But when they say like,
can I pray for your healing? – Yes.
– Now that I am happy as I am and I don’t wanna be cured, I find it offensive that society
assumes I should be cured. – Yes.
– And that society like thinks I should want that. Like, I’m like, who are you to say that my life would be
better if I was cured? So, for you to be like, can
I pray for you to be healed? Kind of says that like I am broken. And I think it’s kind of
silly when people are like, have you seen a nutritionist? (laughing) Like, I’m like, are you kidding me? It’s kind of funny to me. When people are like, I
have a doctor for you. And I’m like, no, you don’t. Like, trust me, I know about everything going on in this medical field
of research for my disease. You don’t have a doctor that’ll cure me. I know that for certain. – Okay, this is not the same. But I understand the sentiment. Because when my son had
colic for a couple months, which is when the baby just cries 24/7, like there’s not really
anything you can do to help, I talked about it finally online. And a bunch of people were messaging me, and being like, did you try breastfeeding? I was like, no, I’ve just starved my baby. Like, (laughs) what do you mean
have I tried breastfeeding? Like, yes, I feed my child,
it’s not ’cause he’s hungry. You know, I like when people give uneducated opinions on things like that. Again, I feel like I have to apologize before my ignorant questions. But I’m sorry if this is super ignorant. – I’m inviting you to do it. – I know, okay, so like. Every person’s sight journey or blind journey is very different. – Yes.
– Right? So, like how much you can
see, you know, shadows, is different than another blind person. – None of us will ever see the same. – Exactly.
– And it’s very frustrating when people, like I had one
person comment on Instagram, saying, she’s not blind, my aunt’s blind, and she can’t look at the camera. – Right.
– You know one blind person. Who can’t do something that I can do. I probably can’t do things she can do. Like, we’re humans, we all
have different abilities. – I don’t even know that you
can answer this question. But for like you, I didn’t
know when you came in, if I would have to like,
explain where to walk. But then I also know that
you could see like lights. Like, if there’s light
coming through the windows. – So, whenever I like meet somebody, they’re like, can we take a photo? I’m like, oh, let’s face this way so we can get the best light because light’s all I can see. And I know like, if we face
the light, the photo’s better. – Is it appropriate to
ask like a blind person– Like, for example, when you were here, you said, where is your bathroom? I didn’t just go like, oh,
you just go down there, and you turn left, then you turn right. I like walked with you. – Walked me to it, yeah. – I didn’t like hold you hand, but I walked with you.
– Right. – And I assumed that was
the appropriate thing to do. But I didn’t know. – The thing is, if I need help, I’ll ask. Your space is very open. So I knew I wasn’t gonna
walk into anything. If I felt like your
space was more crowded, I would say, hey, could you guide me? And I would grab your elbow, and have you actually physically guide me through the space. – ‘Cause my brain went through, okay, well, obviously,
she doesn’t know my house, so I’ll just walk next to her, and like talk to her
while we walk over there. But then, while I was doing it, I was like, wait, is this offensive? Of me being like assuming she
needs my help to get there, as opposed to me just
telling her where to go? – No, definitely it’s like super helpful. I think, at the end of the day, we will ask for help when we need it. One thing that is
important to know is that, you know, I do a lot of talking about my situation on my channel, in this video, on the internet in general. But I am not all blind people. I am Molly and I am blind, and I am sharing my experience
being in this community. But just because I can do something doesn’t mean all blind people can. But, yeah, we’ll verbalize, if you’re doing something wrong. Generally, we will, I will for sure. Verbalize if you’re doing something wrong, if we need extra help, if
you’re doing something right. But yeah, Bird Box
Challenge was definitely, to me, very frustrating,
dangerous, offensive. It was very frustrating. – Well, yeah, of course. – I went on a whole Twitter rant. – Yeah, as you should. – Twitter’s where I rant.
– Me too. – Like, if you wanna be
a part of my ranting, go to Twitter. Like, that is where you’ll find it. – I think the biggest thing to learn is like not to treat blind people like they’re severely disabled, or like there’s something wrong with them. I think is the most important thing. And to ask questions, admit. Like, I don’t know, and I’m only asking this because
I feel ignorant about it, as opposed to just assuming negative things about blind people. I don’t know. I feel like that would be the
best takeaway for someone. – I want everybody to know that, you know, love and self
acceptance is really important. And they are whole,
good enough as they are, and it’s who they are. And that we’re all humans. We all deserve to be treated as equals. So much of society views me as less than, expects less of me, thinks
I’ll be less capable. And I wanna change that
for other disabled people, whether they’re blind, or
whatever disability it is, that, you know, we’re humans. We have the same heart, we
care about the same things, we’re intelligent, we’re capable, and we deserve opportunity. So often, I’ll get comments that are like, oh, my god, I don’t know how she went through what she went through. Like, I would just die if I went blind. I’m like, actually, you wouldn’t. You would just figure it out. – Yeah.
– Right? Like when life hands you a situation, you just handle it because
that’s you’re only option. – Listen to this public speaker over here. Just inspirational speaker for everyone. Make sure to go check out Molly. Check out the video we did
together on her channel. – It was so fun.
– Amazing. And there’s gonna be a lot more from me and Molly in the future. – And me and Miranda.
– Yes. ‘Cause I’m gonna come up with a thousand right when you leave. But the good news is, I can just find the answer
on your YouTube channel. – You can just text me, yeah. – But yay, I’m so excited. Oh, actually, I did have one
other thing I wanted to say. So, before you came over the first time, I took a picture of Flynn, of him smiling. And I almost texted it to you to say, oh, my gosh, look, Flynn’s
so excited to meet you. ‘Cause I’ve done that
with a few of my friends. And I was like, wait, she
can’t see the picture of Flynn. – And phones don’t describe photos. – Right, so I was like, I
can’t send her a picture. – Yeah, so you’ll notice on my Instagram, I do hashtag accessibility
photo description. So, on all of my Instagram photos, I include a photo description. So, you could just send
it to me and be like, look, Flynn’s so excited to see you, and then put in brackets, like photo of Flynn smiling at the camera. – Look at that. I never would have though to do that. Okay, so if I ever wanna
send you a picture, like a GIF or whatever. – Give like a little explanation. – Explanation of what it is. Okay, I just thought of another question that I really wanted
to ask Molly (laughs). A lot of people do videos with you. – Yes.
– And it’s never, Molly and I blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. It’s always blind person.
– Right. – Does that offend you? – I did a whole video,
I think it was titled, like I’m the blind girl
in every YouTuber’s video. – Yes.
– My followers get more offended by it than I do. – Okay.
– I think the best way to do it is be like, say like, asking a blind girl offensive
questions, with Molly Burke. Here’s my thing, I’m blind, right? – But it’s not who you are, you are Molly. – It isn’t who I am. But this is an industry, this is a career, this is a job, that’s clickable. And my thing is I would rather people click on the video and watch it ’cause then they get to be educated. – Yes, understood,
thank you for answering. – No need to be offended for me, but I appreciate you sticking up for me. – See, I’m already coming up with more questions to ask you. But we’ll just have to do
another video, part two. We’ll do an actual mukbang,
and we’ll eat food. – Oh, food.
– And yeah. So, anyway, I love you, thanks for coming. And chatting with everyone. She’s been very patient
with me and my son too because being a mom is hard
making a schedule happen. – Like I said, I literally
don’t know how you do it. – (laughs) Well, girl, I don’t either because I’m very tired. But subscribe to her, make
sure to leave a comment below. And hopefully this has helped you guys open up your eyes a little bit to– – No pun intended.
– No pun intended. To (laughs) the blind community. And what it is maybe it is
like a little bit to be blind. Maybe we answered some
of your questions today. And if we didn’t, go
check out her channel. ‘Cause I’m already thinking
of a thousand more questions. All right, love you guys. See you next time, bye.
– Bye. (lighthearted music)

100 thoughts on “ASKING A BLIND GIRL OFFENSIVE QUESTIONS with Molly Burke

  1. @Katelyn Divis: on YouTube

    Kate is 13 and born blind. She is my bff and I love her more than anyone in the whole world. Go check her out on YouTube!! She is the best!💝🌷🥰

  2. Molly is blind and still has a better fashion sense than me

    That’s offensive to anybody just tell me and I will delete it I promise

  3. This is "funny" your brother is death, molly is blind, and I have no sense of smell or taste (I can taste very little taste tho, about 10%

  4. DEAF COMMUNITY!!! I am really trying to wear my cochlear but it hurts and sounds so so bad when my right ear is hearing a little bit

  5. Wow this grl sounds so much like JoJo siwa . they both have the same personality . I love that😘😍😮💙❤

  6. I'm the same way with Closed Captions! I'm hearing but I have such a hard time watching something without being able to read along because I'm so used to having CC on. Other people get annoyed by the words on the screen but I forget it's possible to not have them because I'm so accustomed to it.

  7. AMEN sister! 42 years w-multiple disabilities. We are happy w-who were are- just treat us like everyone else please. Love u Molly!

  8. LOL. Blind people get the "nutritionist" comment too? I'm Autistic and have gotten that, and it's annoying but at least I can kinda see the logic behind it. How on Earth do people think eating differently would cure blindness?!

  9. Colleen: mhhh mhhh mhhh mhhh mhhh right mhhh yeah yeah

    Me: MMHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  10. Oh the advice thing gets me!!! I have a migraine condition and someone asked me if I drink water. No. I’ve had water in my life. Or people asking if I’ve taken pain killers. Nope never. I’ve been hospitalized from pain but I’ve never taken pain killers.

  11. Wow, I learnt something today about blindness. When I want something from my purse just stick your hand and feel for it instead of searching for things with my eyes. That's fantastic!

  12. Hang on, i don't want to be rude it anything but i have a question

    When molly said "just put in the brackets picture of flyyn smiling" i was confused. Do you read the texts? And If you do, how???

  13. Moose walks around in background with a toy in his mouth while gallop walks right past and doesn’t care

  14. Molly is very pretty. And I would never ask her something offensive cause in her I see a person with a good heart. I would give anything to start a conversation with Molly.

  15. 20:45
    I mean, there are moms who don't breastfeed their babies, right? Some can't, others don't want to for whatever reason.
    They weren't suggesting you don't feed him… Or most weren't anyway, it's the internet after all.

  16. I'm hard of hearing and I also can't watch like a show or something without captioning so me and Colleen have something alike!

  17. Idk I've always wanted to make a youtube channel for real and show off the struggles of having celiac disease and a lot of mental disorders because I want to help other people my age and younger to not feel so lonely but I feel like I couldn't do that and it wouldn't kick start and nothing would work for me idk anxiety is kind of the worst thing ever

  18. you should do more of these with different types of disabled people! your audience is so large and i think both this video and the video with your brother about deafness and hearing problems are informative and entertaining 🙂 also, thank you for being open about what you don’t know and being willing to ask questions!! us disabled folk don’t see that often and it’s very refreshing 💗

  19. I don’t have any disabilities but I can’t watch anything without closed captions. It’s weird but I feel like I can’t concentrate on what I’m watching without reading the captions

  20. Omg the screen went blurry and I got scared and thought I was going blind even though I don’t think that’s how that works😅

  21. I am not blind or deaf I am dislexsixk and A.D.D . It is hard for me because I have a special class and I am 10 years old

  22. I'm type 1 diabetic and people have treated me like I'm disabled. I'm not and I for a long time baked on a cure too. But tbh if I didn't have diabetes I'd probably be more unhealthy than I am. I don't want a cure. So not the same but I can relate

  23. Can blind people get laser eye surgery and get at least a portion of their vision back or is it like, too late or it won’t work that way? Like once someone is blind, is there no way of solving that? I need answers because I’m curious and I don’t understand the blind community as well.

  24. There is a town in Germany that is called by people as the "blind peopel capital", having braille on almost everything, those beepers on traffic lights etc. As much as I like having a town that dedicated to blind people, I wonder why we can't do that just everywhere. How much would it cost and how much more work would it be? I refuse to believe it's a lot. Same for wheelchair users by the way. I only noticed how terrible my town was for wheelies when I had to push the pram. And that isn't nearly as challenging!

    I love Molly and I love to see her on so many Youtube Channels I also love! Thank you for this video 🙂

  25. Oh my gosh!! I totally understand Colleen when she's talking about closed captioning! My family has always watched movies/TV shows with closed captioning because we either were watching a show where the characters have accents or some other reason. My mom has also gotten a bit hard of hearing and might need a hearing aid soon, but my family definitely watches things with closed captioning and it's really distracting to not have them on!

  26. Haha I’m the same way with captions as well I literally have them on now and I never turn them off! 😂🤣

  27. We actually have 8 senses. We often leave out "vestibular", "proprioception" and "interoception". Look them up 😉

  28. Okay I know I'm responding to this video late I haven't seen this one I recently started following you what about your brother was deaf well I know this guy that is deaf that wasn't born deaf he runs his own feed store and now you're from the city so you might not know what that is it's a place where you get food for chickens goats for farm life he runs the whole store while hearing impaired he was such an inspiration to meet he used to do dirt racing I can't remember the actual turn but he has to be really good at it and that's how he lost his hearing is in an accident doing that but he still loves to talk about it and showed his pictures when we met him. By the way he lives in the High Desert if he ever want to meet him .

  29. I loved the part about closed captioning because my whole life I have had a lot of issues with following lectures or conversations. I have trouble focusing and remembering it so I just always would read or record the lectures and re listen later like 50 times to take notes. I also have a speech impediment involving stuttering and lisps and other mishaps when under any stress. Watching a show or following conversations without needing a written version of what is happening is absolutely insane to me.

  30. COLLEEN PLEASE IF YOU SEE THIS would you ever do another video like this but "asking a transgender person offensive questions"???? ik it has nothing to do with blind people but the trans community is another group that people are often ignorant about. (and i would volunteer to be on your channel as the trans person xD)

  31. I dont just watch molly to learn about blindness I do it because she is so bright and happy and her personality is amazing but I do watch her for blindness and her personality I love her channel so much

  32. I have a condition called albinism and I am legally I am not losing my sight my doctors said but this video really helps me cause I can’t see from far away

  33. this is so cool, im blind like her on my right eye since i was born and am slowly going blind in my left, its super cool to see someone who can also see shadows and not be fully "blind" I know no one who is blind and it is awesome to see someone fully capable and functioning who is blind which is something that terrifies me though i know it is coming, is not the reality yet but its inspirational to see her living it up and making the best of her life

  34. Colleen – I can’t watch a movie without closed captioning

    Me – is literally watching the video with closed captions 😲

  35. see my cousins had been blind for 16 years and some of this stuff i never knew thank you for making this video so i can basically understand her more … xx

  36. This is so important to think about these people r blind but they can do so much stuff people think she faking but she's not she wouldn't have a special dog that helps her walk yall gotta believe

  37. Hiii I have a question. Since you did this video with molly who is blind ( not to be offensive ) but can blind people see their dreams???? If you could ask molly than answer to this it would be great. Or anyone who is blind or knows someone blind.😘😘😃😃

  38. I missed a huge chunk of this video because I was staring at the background thinking, 'Look at the size of that kitchen!" Nice. Oh, good video, too. What I saw of it.

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