Friday, April 27, 2012

Is Music Video an Insult to ASL?

Some members of the deaf community say a new music video is an insult. The video created by Mark Nakhla uses the Kanye West and Jay-Z song No Church in the Wild . Nakhla says he has studied ASL for a couple of years and utilized "American Sign Language shapes and sign language gestures." But the National Association of the Deaf says the video is "not an ASL interpretation in any sense, shape or form." Judge for yourself by watching the video posted below on


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The performances were own style or sign body language and a very basic ASL. I have not seen any insults. Unless they used "ASL Music Video", there is some misrepresented ASL.

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