Sunday, November 4, 2012

NAD protests Comedy Show

An open letter to Chelsea Handler complains about her mocking of sign language. It was sent by the National Association of the Deaf. The letter complains that the group is disgusted with "for the despicable manner in which you mocked American Sign Language (ASL) and the profession of sign language interpreters" because ASL interpreters “served a valuable purpose in communicating the critical and urgent information during an emergency to everyone including those who are deaf and hard of hearing.” The skit was a “totally offensive mockery of American Sign Language.” NAD is demanding an apology from the Chelsea Lately Show. You can read the full letter here. A group of deaf and hard of hearing have started an online petition which you can see here.

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