“There is no cause for alarm,” the mayor tells the media, but his interpreter’s wild facial expressions said otherwise
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press conference addressing New York City’s first Ebola case has gone viral, but not because of what he was saying.
Instead, people have been fascinated by what a sign language interpreter was saying — and doing — while translating for deaf viewers de Blasio’s assurance that there is very little cause for concern.
Based on the interpreter, however, it would appear that the mayor ordered the Big Apple into a state of emergency. Thankfully, that was not the case.
“There is no cause for alarm,” de Blasio said. “New Yorkers who have not been exposed to an infected person’s bodily fluids are simply not at risk.”
Watch the video (above) to see the bearded man twist, turn and contort his entire body to get the message across, and check out some of the best Twitter reactions below:
Cool of Penn Jillette to moonlight as an Ebola press conference sign language interpreter.
- Le Vine (@laleviner) October 24, 2014
The Ebola sign language interpreter is so metal
- Megan Johnson (@megansarahj) October 24, 2014
In true New York fashion, no one on my timeline seems fazed by #Ebola and everyone’s poking fun at the sign language interpreter.
- Victoria Rossi (@VictoriaRossi) October 24, 2014
this sign language interpreter for the nyc mayor also fronts a foo fighters cover band on the weeekends
- Anthony Schmidt (@manicpop) October 24, 2014