An overly animated sign language interpreter provided an unwitting moment of levity during an incredibly serious time.
As Florida Gov. Rick Scott was telling his state’s residents how to prepare for the monster Hurricane Irma, his sign language interpreter had all eyes on social media on him.
The greatest sign language that I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/QjL6opk7wl
— David Pacansky (@DavePinFL) September 9, 2017
With his dramatic facial expressions, hand movements and sticking out his tongue, he had social media talking. Including some celebrities and media personalities.
Ok for the sign language guy🙌🏾 i can’t help but watch how he interprets this & with so much sauce🙌🏾 https://t.co/F7U2XhcNjk
— Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) September 10, 2017
I couldn’t hear a word of what Rick Scott was saying over all the shouting from the sign-language translator. https://t.co/y7XBwPpQid
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) September 9, 2017
Dude doing sign language with Gov Scott is the next internet star
— Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxCNBCcom) September 9, 2017
What sign language is this here pic.twitter.com/HP0deJAGhY
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 9, 2017
— Troy Hughes™ (@TommySledge) September 9, 2017
This sign language guy is too 💯💯 pic.twitter.com/TveoO3tHfS
— Nyle DiMarco (@NyleDiMarco) September 10, 2017
Too bad this sign language guy wasn’t there for Bill Clintons impeachment and Hillary Clintons election loss. ❤️❤️🌹 https://t.co/cOPxqpRf36
— Nia 🇺🇸🇵🇱 (@effervescentnia) September 9, 2017
It is hardly the first time a sign language interpreter has made news during an important event.
In 2015, as winter storm Juno was set to hit New York City with feet of snow, the sign language interpreter for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had a similarly animated performance that made him a star.
In 2013, there was nothing humorous about the fake sign language interpreter, who was actually a schizophrenic murderer with no known sign language skills, who spent hours within feet of former President Obama at the funeral of Nelson Mandela.
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