Video: WATCH Fake Interpreter Made Up Hand Gestures

The interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s stadium memorial was a fake who was making up signs as he went along. “The structure of his hand, facial expressions and the body movements did not follow what the speaker was saying.” said Braam Jordaan, a deaf South African and board member of the World Deaf Federation. Many of his gestures seemed repetitive and robotic. There is a comparison with a real interpreter towards the end of the video.

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