How do you know if a person with a disability succeeds because of their inspiring story alone – or does it matter? Last night on America’s Got Talent Judge’s Cuts (essentially the semi-finals) 14-year old visually impaired dancer Benjamin Yonattan got put through to compete at the finals at Radio City Music Hall… but should he have been sent home instead? Is Benjamin Yonattan’s story a case of inspiration porn, writ large?
I’m torn, but Tod was unequivocal. We’ll definitely be talking about Yonattan and his second audition on the next episode, so tell us what you think! Leave a comment below so we can have your thoughts in our next show!