Marlee Matlin is none too impressed with Thamsanqa Jantjie, the South African sign language interpreter who performed at the Nelson Mandela memorial earlier this week. Jantjie told CNN on Thursday, Dec. 12, that he suffers from schizophrenia, "which is controllable," and stands by his work.
The Switched at Birth actress appeared on the network's Erin Burnett OutFront on Wednesday, Dec. 11. Speaking through a sign language interpreter, the TV star said she was shocked when she realized Jantjie was making up his own signs. "I've been to South Africa before and I can understand some of the South African sign language. But I thought to myself, 'Wait a minute. This isn't anything.' It was almost like he was doing baseball signs. I was appalled. I knew that at any moment, the entire world, whoever was watching, there would be so much noise it would create an explosion. And it did."