First "Today," now Fox News?
Just one day after NBC's morning show was forced to apologize forairing a video mocking the sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial service, Fox News has done the same thing.
"Fox & Friends" co-host Brian Kilmeade made meaningless sign language gestures Thursday morning while reporting that the "fake" sign language interpreter is now claiming he had a schizophrenic episode on stage.
Fox News staffers could be heard off-camera laughing while Kilmeade flailed his arms aimlessly.
NBC's "Today" apologized on Wednesday for a similar video in which the show's producer also made fake signs while the co-hosts were talking.
Viewers once again expressed their disbelief on Twitter:
— Hilary Tone (@HToneTastic) December 12, 2013
When reporting on sign language controversy, Fox thinks it's hilarious to just wave their hands around http://t.co/sKnfMcYnuS
— Hannah Groch-Begley (@grouchybagels) December 12, 2013
— tee deeum (@teedeeum) December 12, 2013
Wow Fox News. You really effed that one up. Pretty bad. I like how they keep making little jokes about people who are deaf. /s
— Kelsey (@kelskc) December 12, 2013