Obama Sign Language Interpreter Exposed As Fake

Obama Sign Language Interpreter

Deaf South Africans are outraged that the man chosen to interpret President Obama’s speech at Mandela’s Memorial Service Tuesday was a fraud.

Three sign language interpreters say the man was not signing in any known language. They accused the man of “making up his own signs”.

What was supposed to be a dignified, solemn ceremony for a beloved world leader turned into a comedy of errors. From Obama taking selfies and flirting with the Danish PM to a fake sign language interpreter. Mr. Mandela deserved more respect than this.

Obama Sign Language Interpreter

Sign language experts say there are 11 official sign languages used in South Africa.

Sheena Walters, a representative for the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters, said the unidentified man’s hand movements were not recognisable as any type of sign language.

“Most sign languages across the world share a similar structure and pattern and this person seems to be making a lot of repetitive signs and isn’t displaying the usual facial expression or structure of sign language that you would normally see,” said Walters.

The man has been used at previous official events in South Africa. But questions were raised about his lack of sign language skills at those events.

South African sign language interpreter, Francois Deysel tweeted that the interpreter was “making a mockery of our profession.”

Deaf Americans took to Twitter.com to voice their anger over the fake interpreter. But others scoffed at their complaints.

Shame on Obama’s Secret Service for not doing their due diligence. The man could have been an assassin.



 



  • FuturedocDonte

    :lol: He signed for everybody auntie not just Obama :nono:

  • Anna

    Was he signing in “slang”?

  • luVn_liFe…

    Shame on Obama’s Secret Service for not doing their due diligence. The man could have been an assassin.
    ~~~~~~~~~~
    CTHU!!!1 Sandra, Seriously Woman u R touched. how did this Become Shame on POTUS
    :hahaha:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Chile :tea:

  • luVn_liFe…

    WEll did he get paid or Volunteered ??

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    He knows that the deaf cannot vocally boo him off.
    ——
    OBJECTION! :banned:

    *waits for a Road Cooler to come with the truth* :rofl: :rofl:

    Lord, :pray: please forgive me for this laughter, and my thoughts :pray:

  • FuturedocDonte

    :karate: <—- me on stage doing my sign language…. I just gotta remember to make the :shocked: face too. Ima get paid too :yes:

  • gypsyeyes

    SO ARE YOU SAYING THAT THIS NUCCA WAS THROWING UP GANG SIGNS AND SUCH AT THE MANDELA SERVICE.MAYBE HE WAS JUST INTERPRETING.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Anna says:

    Was he signing in “slang”?

    That’d be MY STORY :hahaha:
    :hug: Anna
    :2dance: Jenny!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Me too Doc! I can be a traveling one! :rofl: :rofl:
    I got a dramatic face, and sounds too! <–1 Up on the real guys :lol:

    :ashamed:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    luVn_liFe… says:

    WEll did he get paid or Volunteered ??

    Thee real question is, DID WE pay for this? :hahaha:
    <–Tax Payer
    *waits for the Mother Rd.Cooler's response* :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    New Business: Flamboyant Signing coming to a stage near you.

    Ole boy said yall know what he meant :eek:

    :rofl:

  • Ms Peaches

    @ gypsyeyes- How many languages do they speak over there? Hell he was probably signing in his own native tongue.

  • http://www.sandigrows.com kahmmillion

    :rofl:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    FuturedocDonte says:

    He signed for everybody auntie not just Obama
    ___________________

    It doesn’t matter who else was there. Obama is the leader of the world’s #1 super power.

  • MSVALLDAY

    So it’s the President’s fault for not checking the credentials of a sign language interpreter? LOL LOL ok auntie come on boo did you do this simply for the comments?

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    I will be back later :steer: bout to head out

  • Gigi26

    @Orange: Babyehhhh ima be in Mac first thang once I get off the ship today! :yes: I want that pank lippie ya heard meh?! Im on a misson!

    And I have nothing for this.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Anna says:

    Was he signing in “slang”?
    __________________

    :hahaha:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Obama is the leader of the world’s #1 super power.
    ^^^^^
    :fistbump: That’s RIGHT! Say that ish agane! :woot:

    *changes the direction of this* :lol:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    I can’t even begin to figure out how Obama got blamed for picking a black market signer :facepalm: Now this is just insane. Let me go :kona:

    Wait you know what :stop: I’mma come back and roast the sign language man for being up there signing that bull spit. He up there faking supposed to be saying “Nelson Mandela was a great leader” and instead he up there saying :earphones: BANDS UH MAKE HER DANCE BANDS UH MAKE HER DANCE AT MADELA FUNE PASSING AND I’M UP HERE THROWING HANDS

  • MSVALLDAY

    Dude is wrong though for playing patty cake up on that podium though talkin bout he signing. Just wrong as hail!

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Oh and I answered downstairs… My husband hates Sabin for those leaving the Dolphins Luv. Said he can eat a dack :shock: EVERY TIME HE COMES ON THE TV
    And he said yes he knew about Cherry Hill. I couldn’t ask him more because we had company pop up on us last night but I will ask more later :lol:

  • MSVALLDAY

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    I can’t even begin to figure out how Obama got blamed for picking a black market signer Now this is just insane. Let me go
    Wait you know what :stop: I’mma come back and roast the sign language man for being up there signing that bull spit. He up there faking supposed to be saying “Nelson Mandela was a great leader” and instead he up there saying BANDS UH MAKE HER DANCE BANDS UH MAKE HER DANCE AT MADELA FUNE PASSING AND I’M UP HERE THROWING HANDS
    __________________________________________________________________

    :hahaha: wrong on so many levels with this comment! POTUS POPPIN AND HE AINT USING HANDS!!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    I’mma be on ole boy’s side for 13 seconds! :eek:
    He BEAN wanting to sign ALL HIS LIFE, leave him alone….
    :rofl:

  • SouthernPrincess

    Now Sandra Ann Rose, you know good and well President Obama had nothing to do with this man being choosen to sign at President Mandela’s memorial service. This man has been used at several South African events before. This is not an Obama issue!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    The jokes are gonna write themselves, imagine SNL :rofl:

  • gypsyeyes

    SO IS OBAMA THE PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA? DID HE COORDINATE THE EVENTS? HOW DOES ONE WHO IS NOT DEAF PICK OUT A DEAF TRANSLATER? WHAT IS THE NATIVE TONGUE THAT HE WAS SUPPOSED TO SIGN IN? MAYBE THEY HAVE THEIR OWN EBONICS!

  • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera iAmChan

    I called this yesterday. I knew he was too excited and flamboyant. Dude was up there doing the hearing impaired version of “The Wobble”

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    This man has been used at several South African events before.

    AHHHHAAAAAAAAAA, somebody’s cousin :shrug:

    Damn media screwed this man’s hustle UP :rofl:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Sandra Rose says:

    FuturedocDonte says:

    He signed for everybody auntie not just Obama
    ___________________

    It doesn’t matter who else was there. Obama is the leader of the world’s #1 super power.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    :blink: Everything’s POTUS fault!
    the fact did elian gonzalez had to be sent back to cuba 15 yrs ago – BLAME OBAMA!

    the fact that People’s Republic of China ,North Korea ,Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Cuba
    are still communist countries- BLAME OBAMA

    The fact that China is full of SMOG- Blame OBAMA!

    the fact that I DID NOT WIN MEGA MILLIoNs last night and woke up and had to come to work – BLAME Obama!!

    the fact that . . aknnewho ALL thats wrong in the whole wide world, BLAME :obama:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    He BEAN wanting to sign ALL HIS LIFE, leave him alone
    _________________
    It was on his bucket list yo? :lol:
    Smoke crack with a politician
    Do signs at Nelson Mandela fune < Checked off cause he did it
    Star in a porno with a midget
    :trophy:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Where’s TY? Blame Obama :eek:

    Like this, LuvLife? :thinking:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    I’m willing to bet that Obama and the Taliban knew what that man was signing. Think about it: Obama knew the entire world would be watching his speech. What better way to get a message out to terrorists? :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    I’ll take that bet :yes:

    How many logins we betting? :)

  • Who Dat

    DIS muthafawka was up there throwing South African gang signs?

    *wallslides to hell*

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Only in America :hahaha:

  • The Master Beta :D

    POTUS sits back and laughs @ you Sandra like girl I know you want this dikk

    :ha:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    SR, they say he was flamboyant though :lol: Who was he trying to reach? :lol:
    I can’t stop laughing….

  • luVn_liFe…

    Doesn’t Talk To Strangers says:

    Where’s TY? #BlameObama :eek:

    Like this, LuvLife? :yes: !

    On #34 comment . . IM OUT, BBL
    :smack:

  • Gigi26

    He was probably signing in the native tongue and not English.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    :ghost:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    AHHHHAAAAAAAAAA, somebody’s cousin :shrug:
    _______________________
    :crying1: They got Junebug up there signing. He gave mannie shout outs whilst up there

  • SouthernPrincess

    Sandra, stop it!!!! LOL

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    AHHHHAAAAAAAAAA, somebody’s cousin :shrug:
    _______________________
    :crying1: They got Junebug up there signing. He gave mannie mannie* mannie* mannie* shout outs whilst up there

    Yup Yup :tea:

  • Gigi26

    :blink: ummm Sandra are you accusing our President of being a terrorist? Cuz you know even with free speech..you know what nvmd. :no:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Obama knew the entire world would be watching his speech. What better way to get a message out to terrorists
    ______________________
    *looking like somebody told me there was no Santa Claus*
    You don’t believe that do you? Do you :crying1: SAY IT AIN’T SO SR
    *runs out of the room like Marcia Brady*

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    MsTake, what your “lying cousin” name yo? :wail:

    We shall call this cat, that :lol:

  • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera iAmChan

    Aww hell…..she done called Barack James-Leroy Obama a terrorist.

  • Who Dat

    This dude was up there signing in his Chris Tucker/Rush Hour voice…

    This is for MANDELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLA.

    :ghost:

  • Anna

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    He BEAN wanting to sign ALL HIS LIFE, leave him alone
    _________________
    It was on his bucket list yo?
    Smoke crack with a politician

    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Speaking of crack, what happened to the Mayor of Toronto? Rumor has it, Gang members have footage of him smoking crack.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Gigi26 says:

    He was probably signing in the native tongue and not English.
    ___________________

    Did you read my post, sweetie? Sign language experts say he was not signing in any known language. But I bet Obama and the terrorists knew what he was signing. Obama is shady. How did he become president with no job experience? :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    She did now, didn’t she? :thinking:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

    He up there faking supposed to be saying “Nelson Mandela was a great leader” and instead he up there saying BANDS UH MAKE HER DANCE BANDS UH MAKE HER DANCE AT MADELA FUNE PASSING AND I’M UP HERE THROWING HANDS
    _____________________

    :casket: <—mandela be like they out here showing out at my funeral

  • Who Dat

    How did he become president with no job experience?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Is there a training class for President?

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    ummm Sandra are you accusing our President of being a terrorist? Cuz you know even with free speech..you know what nvmd
    _________________________
    *hiding my IP address*
    Issues PSA :warning: The opinions expressed by Sandra Rose are the opinions of Miss Rose alone. The commenters, namely MisTaken do not :cosign: any innuendos of terrorism or unpatriotic acts.
    They are not finna get me. You ain’t never seen Rosewood? Glory? Independence Day? They will burn this blog down and everybody on it :woohoo: Dey coming ya’ll run!! FADE TO BLACK!! CODE ROSE!!!!!!! REDEEEMED COME PRAY FOR A NUCCA

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    OOOOkay, I’m not going to jail, nor do I want to get fired :pigsfly:

    :obama:
    ———–
    Anna :gossip: He tried to buy the ‘crack tape’ back from them :ha: #aintnohonoramongstthieves :blink: #dafugghethought….

  • Apparition

    :rofl:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    They finna have SR chewing off her own arm meat trying to escape like Mama Pope if she keep this up :no: SR… you don’t want them to keep you from what you like for decades. You know how many backpacks you might miss out on??? :stop: Don’t do it :hugs:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    MsTake, what your “lying cousin” name yo? :wail:
    ___________________
    Do Dirty :rofl:
    Ole Do Dirty up there signing

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

    Doesn’t Talk To Strangers says:

    Only in America
    ________________________

    b-b-b-but……nevermind :rofl:

  • FuturedocDonte

    How did he become president with no job experience?

    Cause u voted for him. At least once. Memba :wink:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

    <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

    SR, they say he was flamboyant though Who was he trying to reach?
    I can’t stop laughing….
    ______________

    flamboyant, you say? must be the gay agenda :tea:

    wonder if EJ Johnson is in the Taliban too :thinking:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Orange, talmbout this blog :lol:

    Yes! :woot: Mr. Do Dirty himself :rofl: is up there signing! :kona:

    :waves: <—American Flag
    :trophy: <–Proud

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    FuturedocDonte says:

    How did he become president with no job experience?

    Cause u voted for him. At least once. Memba :wink:
    __________________

    I’m British. I can’t vote. Don’t blame me for this travesty. :nono:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    How did he become president with no job experience?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Is there a training class for President?
    __________________________
    I think they teach it at ICDC :thumbsup:

  • Who Dat

    I am really mad at Toronto mayor for a lot of things.

    1. Why you not smoking your crack in the bathroom with the door closed, and locked…like a respectable head kind sir?
    2. I aint never forgiving you for saying you have PLENTY of puscee at home to eat. Ever.

    Some other shat… but those two is at the top of my list.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    WELP, Just like in real life, ION hang around unsavory folks…. :bye: MsTake

    ( :wink: )

  • The Master Beta :D

    :cold: my teeth are chattering @ my desk yt folks jsut don’t believe in heat :cry:

  • Hershey

    B6-13 is real Sandra, shyts real Sandra :coffee:

    But since you think Kerry Washington’s acting is stiff, don’t expect her to save yo ass when Huck is licking your face :lol:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    I’m British. I can’t vote. Don’t blame me for this travesty.
    ___________________
    Is this by choice? Only asking because I think you went to high school here correct? And I think you are over 21 :winky: So I would think you’d be a U.S. citizen by now right?

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    DTTS let’s just wait this out till the next story :kona:

  • MSVALLDAY

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    He BEAN wanting to sign ALL HIS LIFE, leave him alone
    _________________
    It was on his bucket list yo? :lol:
    Smoke crack with a politician
    Do signs at Nelson Mandela fune < Checked off cause he did it
    Star in a porno with a midget
    _________________________________________

    So you ain't gonna be shyt today huh! Let's just make that clear from jump.

  • Who Dat

    yt folks jsut don’t believe in heat :cry:
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Too busy running round wearing shorts in the dayum winter to be worried bout it. I am working from home this morning…cause we have icy roads…took daughter to school…yt young lady (no more than 23-24) who WORK there is dressed like she going to a 4th of July BBQ! Bish it is ICE ON THE ROAD.

  • gypsyeyes

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS ONE THING BUT WHAT YOU ARE FONTING IS ANOTHER…

  • Smonae

    Good Morning pretty people :waves:
    Sandra
    DTTS
    Jenieeee
    Luvn
    Anna
    Donte
    MsVall
    Taken
    Beta
    Gigi
    Kdubb
    Orange B
    Chan
    Gypsy
    Apparition
    Southern prin
    Kam
    M Peaches

  • Smonae

    Our President cant control everything :no:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Is this by choice? Only asking because I think you went to high school here correct? And I think you are over 21 So I would think you’d be a U.S. citizen by now right?
    ___________________

    Somebody lied to you. You can live here your entire life and not be a citizen. :coffee:

  • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera iAmChan

    I am Huck. I lick faces. Who’s next?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

    going to chill with Ms Harlem in the :kona: cuz i know she over there where its safe and warm.

  • gypsyeyes

    DEAR MR PRESIDENT,
    I COME HERE STRICTLY FOR SHYTS AND GIGGLES(PLEASE LOOK AT PAST COMMENTS) I DO NOT COSIGN ANY OF THE SHY THAT SHE IS SAYING ON THIS HERE BLOG. DO NOT SEND THE MEN IN THE SUITS TO MY DOOR, BUT IF YOU DO CAN YOU CLEAR MY NAME WITH SALLIE MAE.

    YOU SISTER IN CHRIST,
    YALL KNOW MY GUMMENT ALRET!!!

  • SOTHERNGRL

    my teeth are chattering @ my desk yt folks jsut don’t believe in heat
    ************
    @BETA where is your space heater. Tell purchasing to get you one.

  • Carmez79

    So everything is Obama’s fault on this blog. SMH