On the TV broadcast, her sign-language performance only showed for a few seconds.
“As a child of immigrants, a grandchild of refugees, a Deaf woman of color, an artist and a mother, I was proud to perform the national anthem and ‘America the Beautiful’ in American Sign Language at the opening of the Super Bowl on Sunday,” Christine Sun Kim wrote in Monday’s New York Times.
Christine accepted the invitation to represent the National Association of the Deaf in partnership with the National Football League, she wrote, “because I wanted to express my patriotism and honor the country that I am proud to be from — a country that, at its core, believes in equal rights for all citizens, including those with disabilities.
“So while Yolanda Adams and Demi Lovato sang on the 50-yard line at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, I signed along on the 40.”
People in the stadium could watch Christine as her image was shown on the jumbo screens. But for the fans watching from home, it was a different story.
Fox News did not show her performance. “Why have a sign language performance that is not accessible to anyone who would like to see it?” she asked.