Did a South African Interpreter Flip Off President Obama?
There’s been enough hoopla over the errant sign language interpreter at the Nelson Mandela memorial service. But, was there a hidden message slipped in?
Looking at a still frame of the coverage from the service, it looks like the interpreter may have been giving President Barack Obama the middle finger.
The interpreter, Thamsanqa Jantjie, says he is a schizophrenic and was distracted by the voices he was hearing in the head. Jantjie says that prevented him from delivering the signs correctly.
National officials say they made a mistake in hiring him. Sign language experts say he wasn’t even close to being right with his signing.
Is the interpreter telling the truth that this was all because of his mental health or do you think he had another motive?
Let us know what you think about the pic!