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.



 


83 Responses to “Obama Sign Language Interpreter Exposed As Fake”

  1. 1
    FuturedocDonte says:

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

  2. 2
    Anna says:

    Was he signing in “slang”?

  3. 3
    luVn_liFe... says:

    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:

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  5. 5
    luVn_liFe... says:

    WEll did he get paid or Volunteered ??

  6. 6

    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:

  7. 7
    FuturedocDonte says:

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

  8. 8
    gypsyeyes says:

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

  9. 9

    Anna says:

    Was he signing in “slang”?

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

  10. 10

    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:

  11. 11

    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:

  12. 12

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

    Ole boy said yall know what he meant :eek:

    :rofl:

  13. 13
    Ms Peaches says:

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

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  15. 15
    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.

  16. 16
    MSVALLDAY says:

    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?

  17. 17

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

  18. 18
    Gigi26 says:

    @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.

  19. 19
    Sandra Rose says:

    Anna says:

    Was he signing in “slang”?
    __________________

    :hahaha:

  20. 20

    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:

  21. 21
    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    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

  22. 22
    MSVALLDAY says:

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

  23. 23
    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    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:

  24. 24
    MSVALLDAY says:

    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!!!!

  25. 25

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

  26. 26
    SouthernPrincess says:

    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!

  27. 27

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

  28. 28
    gypsyeyes says:

    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!

  29. 29
    iAmChan says:

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

  30. 30

    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:

  31. 31
    luVn_liFe... says:

    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:

  32. 32
    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
    :trophy:

  33. 33

    Where’s TY? Blame Obama :eek:

    Like this, LuvLife? :thinking:

  34. 34
    Sandra Rose says:

    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:

  35. 35

    I’ll take that bet :yes:

    How many logins we betting? :)

  36. 36
    Who Dat says:

    DIS muthafawka was up there throwing South African gang signs?

    *wallslides to hell*

  37. 37
  38. 38
    The Master Beta :D says:

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

    :ha:

  39. 39

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

  40. 40
    luVn_liFe... says:

    Doesn’t Talk To Strangers says:

    Where’s TY? #BlameObama :eek:

    Like this, LuvLife? :yes: !

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

  41. 41
    Gigi26 says:

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

  42. 42
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    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

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

  44. 44
    SouthernPrincess says:

    Sandra, stop it!!!! LOL

  45. 45

    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:

  46. 46
    Gigi26 says:

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

  47. 47
    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    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*

  48. 48

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

    We shall call this cat, that :lol:

  49. 49
    iAmChan says:

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

  50. 50
    Who Dat says:

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

    This is for MANDELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLA.

    :ghost:

  51. 51
    Anna says:

    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.

  52. 52
    Sandra Rose says:

    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:

  53. 53
  54. 54

    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

  55. 55
    Who Dat says:

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

  56. 56
    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    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

  57. 57

    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….

  58. 58
    Apparition says:

    :rofl:

  59. 59
    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    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:

  60. 60
    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

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

  61. 61

    Doesn’t Talk To Strangers says:

    Only in America
    ________________________

    b-b-b-but……nevermind :rofl:

  62. 62
    FuturedocDonte says:

    How did he become president with no job experience?

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

  63. 63

    <–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:

  64. 64

    Orange, talmbout this blog :lol:

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

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

  65. 65
    Sandra Rose says:

    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:

  66. 66
    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

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

  67. 67
    Who Dat says:

    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.

  68. 68

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

    ( :wink: )

  69. 69
    The Master Beta :D says:

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

  70. 70
    Hershey says:

    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:

  71. 71
    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    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?

  72. 72
    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

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

  73. 73
    MSVALLDAY says:

    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.

  74. 74
    Who Dat says:

    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.

  75. 75
    gypsyeyes says:

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

  76. 76
    Smonae says:

    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

  77. 77
    Smonae says:

    Our President cant control everything :no:

  78. 78
    Sandra Rose says:

    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:

  79. 79
    iAmChan says:

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

  80. 80

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

  81. 81
    gypsyeyes says:

    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!!!

  82. 82
    SOTHERNGRL says:

    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.

  83. 83
    Carmez79 says:

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

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