Advertisements To me the issue is motivation. Jen did what she did with malice of forethought. Luke pushed her the first time incidentally. Both are wrong and he does need to stop using his deafness as a defense but the deliberateness of the actions by Jen is what bothered me. She decided to retaliate for her perceived slight and that was what escalated the innocent contact. Her laughter at the end was also calculated to hurt Luke regardless of wether they were laughing at his deafness or his childishness. Their actions were mean spirited his were not. At least not originally.