How Did a Fake Sign Language Interpreter End Up On Stage With Obama?

If this doesn’t finally convince you that Obama is not some genius, I’m not sure what will. Maybe it’s just everyone around him? Or…maybe he makes people dumb by being around him? Oh well, that’s kind of beside the point. Here’s the story from USAToday:

The sign language interpreter used at Tuesday’s memorial service for Nelson Mandela, and whose image was broadcast around the world as he shared a stage with world leaders including President Obama, was being called a “fake” by the Deaf Federation of South Africa.

Bruno Druchen, the national director of the federation, sent this tweet as the event was taking place at FNB Stadium on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa:



The Associated Press also reported the allegation Wednesday, saying that three sign language experts who watched the broadcast said the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages.

“It was horrible, an absolute circus, really really bad,” Nicole Du Toit, an official sign language interpreter, told the AP. “Only he can understand those gestures.”

Hilarious ineptitude…


  1. Libs are idiots

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