The “Fake” Sign Language Interpreter Claims He’s Schizophrenic And Was Hallucinating During Mandela Memorial
Thamsanqa Jantjie, yesterday’s HSOTD and the sign language interpreter who was accused of fake signing his way through Nelson Mandela’s memorial, is trying to clear his reputation and claims that while he was interpreting he had severe hallucinations. He says that he saw angels flying through the stadium. Does anybody know if the First Lady of Cameroooooon Chantal Biya was at the memorial? Because if she was and happened to queef during it, those angels flying through the stadium weren’t a hallucination.
CNN says that there’s a history of Jantjie signing complete gibberish during national events. But Jantjie tells CNN that he is a skilled sign language interpreter and he apologizes to any deaf association and deaf person who couldn’t understand him. Jantjie has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and was due for a six-month check-up with his doctor on the day of Nelson Mandela’s memorial. The company that hired Jantjie knew that he’s schizophrenic, but they didn’t know he had a check-up scheduled for that day. South Africa’s deputy minister of women, children and people with disabilities said during a press conference that they tried to find the owners of the company that contracted Jantjie, but they are nowhere to be found. Bitches packed up, cleared out of their office and didn’t leave a forwarding address.
Jantjie says that he knew the day was going to be fucked-up when he walked into the stadium and saw angels flying in the sky. He told AP (via The Telegraph) that he got nervous, because sometimes he has schizophrenic episodes that cause him to be violent and there were armed guards all around him.
“What happened that day, I see angels come to the stadium … I start realising that the problem is here. And the problem, I don’t know the attack of this problem, how will it come. Sometimes I get violent on that place. Sometimes I will see things chasing me. And remember those people, the president and everyone, they were armed, there was armed police around me. If I start panicking I’ll start being a problem. I have to deal with this in a manner so that I mustn’t embarrass my country.”
Jantjie once again apologized to anyone who was offended and plans to keep on signing:
“I would like to tell everybody that if I’ve offended anyone, please, forgive me. But what I was doing, I was doing what I believe is my calling, I was doing what I believe makes a difference.”
It’s obvious what’s really going on here. Obama, PM Helle from Denmark and PM David from the UK set this dude up to take the heat off of SelfieGate. Thanks, Obama, AGAIN!