It’s not easy to take attention away from an announcement of a storm that is predicted to cover a major city in three feet of snow, but one man did just that.
Jonathan Lamberton, sign language interpreter for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, took the spotlight at the mayor’s press conference announcing the severity of the impending storm.
Lamberton’s outrageous facial expressions and theatrical movements lit up social media with commentary.
De Blasio's sign language interpreter's facial expressions properly represent my feelings about this snow storm. pic.twitter.com/d11ePyOmNE
— Jessica Hullinger (@JessHullinger) January 26, 2015
I appreciate the heart, soul, and intensity NYC Mayor de Blasio's sign-language interpreter brings to his job. pic.twitter.com/3YaYmgAK7A
— Taz Painter (@TazWZZM) January 27, 2015
— Laura Bedrossian (@LauraBedrossian) January 26, 2015
— Miss Alissa (@themstems) January 26, 2015
— Jeannie-ology (@jeanniology) January 26, 2015
Is that sign language interpreter for NY Mayor Bill de Blasio for real? Shades of Nelson Mandela funeral? pic.twitter.com/41SAUDzQfS
— Patrick Seitz (@PatrickSeitz) January 26, 2015
And this isn’t the first time Lamberton has trended on social media for his dramatic sign language performances.
In October he was a popular social media figure following de Blasio’s press conference on the Ebola situation in the city.
I am so distracted by the NYC mayor's sign language guy at this press conference on Ebola. It's mesmerizing.
— Kathy Liu (@MsKathyLiu) October 24, 2014
— Ebola Trending News (@Ebolatrends) October 25, 2014
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