MARLEE MATLIN CRITICIZES SPOOFS OF SIGN LANGUAGE
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UNDATED (AP) -- Shortly after "Saturday Night Live" ran a sketch spoofing sign language interpreters for New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and New Jersey governor Chris Christie, Marlee Matlin is tweeting that insulting a language "that millions use" is "childish and insulting." She says she's a fan of SNL and points out that she never mentioned the show by name in her tweets. But she says she wants people to know that signing is not "mime, it is a legit language." Matlin says no one would think it's funny if a show used fake Spanish or Japanese.