Mandela “Interpreter” Wins M.R.I.O.T.D. Award

The memorial service for Nelson Mandela was full of side shows that qualified for the Most Ridiculous Item Of The Day award. Winning out over President Obama’s selfie moment was the man, who’s name is still unknown, that posed as a sign language interpreter.

According to Cara Loening, director of Sign Language Education and Development in Cape Town, part of South Africa’s Deaf Federation . . .

“He’s a complete fraud. He wasn’t even doing anything, There was not one sign there. Nothing. He was literally flapping his arms around.”

Running a close third place to this guy and President Obama, is the security detail that allowed this stranger to be on the stage inches away from our president and other heads of state. In these days of explosive vests and who knows what else, the world can consider itself lucky that it didn’t end up that way.

Link: The Sign Language Interpreter At Mandela’s Memorial Was ‘A Complete Fraud’ Making Nonsense Gestures