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An American sign language interpreter for rapper Megan Thee Stallion is under fire for her overtly explicit interpretation of Megan and Cardi B single "WAP" at Lollapalooza.

Megan was the headline act at Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago festival on Saturday.

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The 26-year-old rapper dressed in a rock-n-roll-inspired leotard as she performed tracks from her new album Good News.

Video of the woman's explicit interpretation for the hearing impaired went viral on social media, according to Eurweb.com.

The original Tiktok video has been viewed over 1 million times.

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The sign language was particularly offensive when Megan rapped.

    "I wanna gag, I wanna choke. I want you to touch that lil' dangly thing. That swing in the back of my throat. My head game is fire, p****** Dasani. It's going in dry and it's coming out soggy."

Ticket holders were so shocked by the woman's sign language that they walked out of the show.

Other ASL interpreter's defended the woman for her very graphic interpretation.

The interpreter, who goes by @kelly4access on Instagram, responded to the criticism by trying to deflect the attention.

"Thanks for the love on my page from hearing people but I'm just an interpreter passionate about providing access to a community I love and have learned everything from," she wrote.

"If you're new to my page you'll quickly see this is a space meant to amplify the work of Deaf creators and to provide access to social media content for the Deaf community. I'm a hearing interpreter so I do not teach. In this post I will direct you to some amazing Deaf ASL teachers, Deaf influencers, and other Deaf content creators."

 

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Stephen A. Smith apologized on Monday for making a racist comment about MLB star Shohei Ohtani's use of an interpreter ahead of the All-Star game.

Ohtani speaks some English and Spanish but he has used a Japanese interpreter since 2017. Ohtani leads the major leagues with 33 home runs and is 4-1 with a 3.49 ERA in 13 starts.

Smith's remarks were criticized on social media and he hastily backtracked after his own colleagues called for his suspension.

It all started when the outspoken ESPN host criticized the Los Angeles Angels pitching and hitting sensation for using an interpreter to handle questions from the news media.

Smith said during Monday's episode of "First Take" that the interpreter "harmed" the game of baseball.

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Smith was angry that Ohtani, pictured with his interpreter, is the No. 1 superstar attraction in Major League Baseball.

"I don't think it helps that the number one face is a dude that needs an interpreter so you can understand what the hell he's saying in this country.

"The fact that you got a foreign player that doesn't speak English, believe it or not, I think contributes to harming the game to some degree, when that's your box office appeal."

The public reaction was furious. Smith was accused of being xenophobic in light of the violent anti-Asian attacks in the United States.

Former ESPN host Keith Olbermann tweeted:

"I've supported @stephenasmith when he's been big at @espn and when he hasn't, and when he's been right and when he's been wrong.

But this, about Shohei Ohtani, is straight up racism at a time of dangerous anti-Asian violence.

This requires an apology, and a suspension. Now."

By Monday evening, Smith, 53, wrote a lengthy post in which he apologized profusely for putting his foot in his mouth.

Smith, who earns $12 million per year, said he had screwed up royally.

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