Marlee Matlin says SNL crossed the line!
The Oscar-winnning actress was screaming over the show's opening spoof New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter, Lydia Calas's VERY animated signing.
Marlee, who is deaf and is an outspoken member of the National Association of the Deaf, took to Twitter to express her disgust with the sketch, writing:
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Hunter Spanjer is a young deaf boy whose name in sign language looks a little like finger pistols.
A little too much for Grand Island Public Schools!
The district's Zero Tolerance policy means absolutely nothing that resembles a weapon will be allowed into the school.
Including a preschooler's fingers?!
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) and see if U think Hunter is dangerous!
Zero Tolerance? Come on, guys, how about just a LITTLE common sense instead!
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It's either that or he's really wants help escaping!
A chimpanzee finds himself in a hairy situation. There's a delicious cracker on the ground and he wants it BAD!
But there's a glass door in the way and he doesn't English.
Have no fear though, the chimp has a few tricks up his sleeves.
He knows British Sign Language!
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Time for the critics to get a 'lil critique from Johnny Depp!
Back when he and Natalie Portman spent their time working on a lil' sign language for Paul McCartney's My Valentine videos, some said their signs could easily be misinterpreted.
They said Natalie was saying "tampon" instead of "appear" and Johnny was actually calling his valentine his "enemy."
And since the videos were clearly being entered in the Sign Language Contest of the Universe, they had be to be 200% correct! No excuses!! Ha!
Well! Word finally got back to ole Johnny!! And according to him:
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Someone is breaking Paul McCartney's heart!
In his new music video collection for My Valentine, Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp pay homage to the beautiful language of sign.
Unfortunately, the sign amateurs hit a few wrong gestures and ended up saying "tampon" instead of "appear" and "enemy" instead of "valentine."
So a rep for the British Deaf Association has spoken up:
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