Just weeks after President Obama made headlines when he signed to a deaf student, and we asked whether British band Spring Offensive’s new video featuring the band signing was arty, offensive or just plain daft, movie stars Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman have got in on the act, signing in ASL for the video for Paul McCartney’s new single, ‘My Valentine.’
American Sign Language (ASL) and British Sign Language (BSL) are very different, so I have no idea how good either are with their signing hands.
At a guess, it seems to me that Portman looks more of a natural signer than Depp, but I’d love to know what our American readers think. More broadly, what do you all think about the fashion for celebrity signing? World famous or not, are Depp and Portman arty, offensive or just plain daft? Watch it, then comment below to let us know what you think.
By Charlie Swinbourne, Editor
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