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‘Fake’ Sign Language Interpreter At Nelson Mandela Memorial Provokes Anger

Source: Alexander Smith / NBC News 

Deaf people watching the Nelson Mandela memorial were bemused and shocked by a “fake” sign language interpreter on stage whose gestures were unintelligible, activists said Wednesday.

The interpreter was watched by millions as he stood beside speakers at the event including President Barack Obama.

Hundreds of people took to social media to express their anger at the interpreter’s gestures, and several deaf groups confirmed his signing did not reflect the comments being made to honor the anti-apartheid icon.

Paul Breckell, chief executive of the U.K.-based charity Action on Hearing Loss, said: “We are shocked by the quality of sign language interpretation at Nelson Mandela’s memorial — if it could be called interpretation at all.”

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  • RB RADIO SHOW

    I don’t understand the point of having an Idiot up there doing fake signing? For what? They couldn’t find anyone Black to actually do it?

    TKCAL

    • Caroline A. Hinton

      As not being perfect, I have not always done everything right, but I do know: “HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY”.

  • James Ali Bashir

    HOW ? HOW ? HOW? DOES THE “SECRET DUMMIES ” OOOPS! I MEAN THE SECRET STUMBLE BUMS . (OMG) I MEAN THE SECRET SERVICE , DO I HAVE IT RIGHT ????? IS THAT WHO THEY ARE ! OKAY ! LET’S RUN WITH THAT! ALLOW SOME “OBVIOUS LUNITIC GET THIS CLOSE TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WITHOUT HAVE “ANY RESPONSIBLE PERSON THERE TO INTERCEPT HIM BEFORE HE GOT THAT CLOSE ?????/

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