Bill De Blasio’s super-emotive sign language interpreter stole the show at yesterday’s conference on the blizzard, spawning a mini-meme on Twitter.
Mayor de Blasio took the impending blizzard seriously Monday — and so did his expressive sign language interpreter. Interpreter Jonathan Lamberton’s animated gestures and facial expressions got rave reviews on social media. “The sign language interpreter is incredibly animated . . . to the point where I am not really listening to de Blasio,” wrote Twitter user Laura Bedrossian. “De Blasio’s sign language interpreter wins this press conference w/the best facial expressions ever.” Katie Halper chimed in: “You know who’s NOT phoning it in? The sign language interpreter at @BilldeBlasio’s Blizzard presser.”
He’s rather hypnotic.