NAD and NFL Super Bowl 2018

DISCLAIMER: *The views expressed here are those of Aidan Mack. They do not reflect the views of the interpreters engaged in interpreting her. *

The Transcript:

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Hey everyone and welcome to The Aidan Mack Show!

This year’s Super Bowl NFL Champion game was a heated one!

(Insert picture of the Super Bowl trophy and the two teams helmets on either side of it. On the left is the Patriot’s silver helmet and on the right is the Eagles’ dark teal helmet.)

Eagles vs. The Patriots, and the Eagles won! I was like #unreal. Congratulations, Eagles!

(Insert portrait picture of Alexandria Wailes)

 I also want to recognize the person who signed the National Anthem and America the Beautiful during this year’s Super Bowl, her name is Alexandria Wailes. She’s a choreographer, director, actress, and an ASL consultant. Congratulations, Alexandria!

(Insert portrait of P!nk)

This year’s Super Bowl singer was Pink, P!NK with an exclamation mark!

(Insert picture of P!nk’s album cover, “Beautiful Trauma.”)

I really love her!

(Insert picture of P!nk in a black dress with a hot pink background drop)

I love her music; she’s one of my favorite singers. She’s confrontational. She pushes people outside their comfort zones. She’s not afraid to bring up taboo topics. She makes a difference for young girls and women in the community. She wakes people up from thoughts in their subconscious into their consciousness. She raises awareness with what’s going on in the world. I just love her and have a lot of respect for her!

And I feel, in some ways we share some similarities. Guess what? Her last name is Moore, just like my last name was before I got adopted. Moore, maybe we’re related? Oh I’m just kidding!

(Insert picture of P!nk’s single cover for “Stupid Girls” where she is covered in bubbles on a car)

I love her one song, “Stupid Girls.” Which she talks about girls who just promote themselves as pretty girls. Girls are more than just a pretty face. Girls are doctors, athletes, and just overall doing something other than being just a pretty girl. I love that song, and other of her songs as well! Again, I have so much respect for her.

(Insert picture of NAD’s logo, black letters N,A,D forming a circle with drawings of hands waving underneath it)

Now it’s the perfect time to discuss NAD (National Association of the Deaf), which is a civil rights organization. They’re a great organization! They fight hard for our rights. They make sure we have access to all information. They make sure we get the same opportunities. Equality. They make sure we get jobs without discrimination because of us being Deaf. The list is endless with what the organization does for us Deaf people.

(Insert picture of NBC’s logo for L II Super Bowl coverage)

 NBC Super Bowl decided to reach out to NAD to select the person who will be signing at the Super Bowl. Personally, I don’t feel like NAD, the National Association of the Deaf is the right organization to make the decision. They are more of a political organization, and concerned with their appearance as an organization. Which means they will select a non-confrontational person that behaves well and will represent NAD appropriately.

On the other hand, you have the Super Bowl which hires artists that are can be confrontational, out of this world, and totally random artists. Because that’s what artists are. Now these two have joined forces and working together to make the choice, ehhh that’s something I disagree with. Just like any political organization, they have favoritism, NAD has their own favorites and will pick from their small pool of favorites.

Personally, what I feel is right is that the Super Bowl NBC have a director or coordinator, and for the Deaf people who want to sign at the Super Bowl can submit videotapes through YouTube. Videotapes, what an old word! Sorry about that, I guess I’m still old fashion! Anyway, sending them through YouTube or some private website. Then review the submitted videos and pick out the one that is a good fit, I think that’s a fair process, right? They can pick any artists ranging, from the most confrontational artist to the more reserved artists, there’s a huge spectrum of artists whereas NAD will pick from their limited range of only noncontroversial and people pleasing artists.

I don’t think Alexandria is a good match for P!NK. Alexandria is not confrontational, she is so comfortable in her comfort zone, and she doesn’t push people outside their comfort zones. She’s more of a people pleasing who gets along with everyone.

(Insert picture of Adele and Jennifer Lopez)

Personally I think she’s a better match for singer Adele or Jennifer Lopez that makes more sense. But P!NK? She’s very confrontational, and speaks out even though it’ll make people pissed off she still speaks out. I didn’t think it was a good fit, do you know what I mean? That’s why I feel that NAD is not the right organization to pick artists for the Super Bowl.

Thank you for watching to my show!

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Thank you Casey and Domenick for your fabulous voice over!

 (The two interpreters appear signing, “Thank you, Bye!”)

(Music fades)

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