Quantcast

<p>To those outside the deaf community, the sign language interpreter for Nelson Mandela's memorial may have looked like he was working very hard, translating the spoken words into gestures for four hours. But he was a complete fake, and his actions outraged deaf people around the world, according to an association for the deaf community in South Africa.</p>

To those outside the deaf community, the sign language interpreter for Nelson Mandela's memorial may have looked like he was working very hard, translating the spoken words into gestures for four hours. But he was a complete fake, and his actions outraged deaf people around the world, according to an association for the deaf community in South Africa.

Stories this photo appears in:

Tease photo

Mandela memorial interpreter asks forgiveness, calls himself champion

He says he's receiving treatment for schizophrenia

The sign language interpreter widely ridiculed for his performance at the Nelson Mandela memorial stands by his work.