There was a sign language interpreter on stage at NELSON MANDELA'S memorial on Tuesday, signing what all the world leaders said . . . including PRESIDENT OBAMA.
There's just one problem. It turns out the guy was a COMPLETE FAKE.
He didn't know sign language AT ALL, and was just moving his hands around randomly. You and I might not have noticed, but obviously deaf people knew IMMEDIATELY, and started pointing it out on Twitter.
But no one's quite sure how a bogus sign language interpreter managed to get hired for one of the biggest events in South African history. His name hasn't been released.
But now the guy who did the interpreting is defending himself, and says he was having a schizophrenic episode.