Controversial Deaf Artist Will Sign National Anthem at the Superbowl

Controversial Deaf Artist Will Sign National Anthem at the Superbowl

She’ll perform alongside Demi Lovato.

Next weekend Christine Sun Kim will perform for an audience of nearly 100 million people watching the Super Bowl, Artnet reports.

The artist will deliver her American Sign Language rendition of the National Anthem as the pop musician Demi Lovato sings on stage.

At age 40, according to Artnet’s Zachary Small, “the Berlin-based American artist was stunned when she received the offer to represent the non-hearing community in what has become an annual partnership between the National Football League (NFL) and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).”

“I was a bit stunned that they even considered me,” she said in an interview.

But she decided to go ahead. “With the NFL’s massive platform, we can actually bring sign language to millions of homes.”

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