Friday, May 9, 2014

Fake Terp is Back

The man who pretended to be a sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial service is back in the spotlight. A company out of Israel called Livelens is paying Thamsanqa Jantjie to appear in an advertisement for the Tel Aviv-based startup. The National Association of the Deaf expressed "outrage and disappointment that any company would think it appropriate to hire and portray any individual who has become synonymous with mockery of sign language interpreting." Read more from NAD here and more on the story from NBC News here. You can see the advertisement below.