Marlee Matlin leads outrage over the choice to introduce the three deaf performers — Shaheem Sanchez, Anjel Piñero, and Daniel Durant — on tv after which (nearly) by no means present them throughout Andra Day, Put up Malone, and Reba McEntire’s pre-game performances.
Followers who had been excited concerning the all-star ASL interpreters throughout Sunday’s Tremendous Bowl sport had been left wildly upset as they had been launched after which nearly ignored on the published. Marlee Matlin was amongst these “shocked” and upset by the choice.
The one ASL second actually spotlighted got here earlier than the crew introductions when Andra Day took to the stage to carry out “Raise Each Voice and Sing.” She was accompanied by actor and choreographer Shaheem Sanchez, who did get a quick second of display screen time. Sanchez additionally signed the Halftime Present.
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Nonetheless, regardless of introducing and displaying the ASL interepreters for Put up Malone’s “America the Stunning” and Reba McEntire’s nationwide anthem — actress, mannequin and dancer Anjel Piñero, and CODA star Daniel Durant, respectively — not one single second of their ASL performances made it to air.
I’m completely SHOCKED at @CBS for introducing the Deaf performers at at the moment’s pregame #SuperBowl after which not displaying even one second (or extra) of their efficiency… as has been custom for the final 30 years. WHY!?
“I’m completely SHOCKED at @CBS for introducing the Deaf performers at at the moment’s pregame #SuperBowl after which not displaying even one second (or extra) of their efficiency… as has been custom for the final 30 years. WHY!?,” Matlin posted to X (formerly Twitter).
The Oscar-winning actress, who’s deaf herself, isn’t any stranger to the ASL expertise on the Tremendous Bowl. She accompanied Garth Brooks again in 1993 when he carried out the nationwide anthem on the massive sport.
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The ASL performances had been out there to look at of their entirety on-line, with CBS Sports activities providing a particular reside stream for that as they’ve in previous years, per LeslyNewsMagazine.
Maybe that is one thing they may have introduced on the published, or why not supply a picture-in-picture ASL expertise for inclusivity? In accordance with at the very least one follower on social media, a time delay on the stream was problematic, too.
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cbs Tremendous Bowl broadcast not displaying one little bit of the ASL performances in any respect this yr. wtf? Idgaf when you have it in your web site, it is extremely straightforward to simply put an image in image on the published. however no, not even a second. that is unhappy. pic.twitter.com/UiTdA9O0jn
Hey @CBS nonetheless don’t perceive how in 2024 you’re incapable of displaying each the singer & ASL performer on TV. You’ve the audacity to introduce ASL performers however can’t present them for greater than a millisecond. Display in display screen & facet by facet is a factor. Study it. @SuperBowl 😡
Why have an ASL interpreter for those who aren’t going to point out them deciphering on television? I’m certain there are millions of deaf individuals who would’ve liked to see Anjel signal. #SuperBowl
If native metropolis council conferences can have the ASL interpreter in slightly picture-in-picture sq. on the display screen, why has the Tremendous Bowl by no means been capable of get that discovered? @SuperBowl
A bit disappointing that the ASL performers weren’t proven on the precise display screen for the Tremendous Bowl all you get was an introduction after which it’s a must to watch it elsewhere do higher #SuperBowlLVIII