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Beyonce's Sign Language Interpreter Has Some Serious Moves And We Were Obsessed

Beyonce's Sign Language Interpreter Has Some Serious Moves And We Were Obsessed

Appearing alongside Queen Bey (aka Beyonce) would have most of us feeling a little intimidated.

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Unless you're David Cowen, American Sign Language interpreter, that is.

Signing along to the singer's dancehall-influenced and ultra-physical 2006 track Get Me Bodied at Atlanta Pride, it quickly became apparent that David was no sideline act - oh no, he came to deliver.

There was body rolling. There was booty shaking. Basically, we were not ready for David's jelly.

David Cowen really went for it while interpreting Beyonce through sign language Credit: Nyle DiMarco
David Cowen really went for it while interpreting Beyonce through sign language Credit: Nyle DiMarco



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Social media promptly went nuts for the signer's sassy moves.

A video shared to Twitter by deaf and gay activist, actor, and model Nyle DiMarco quickly went viral, shared with the caption: 'Sign language interpreter at pride ATL is [fire emojis]'.

At the time of writing, the video has 19,175 retweets and 120,443 likes...and we're not surprised, tbh.

Responses included: "Oh my god. David. I've been waiting for you my whole life."

While another user wrote: "He's feeling every little bit of it, I love it!"

Beyonce's sign language interpreter proved it's not just her that has moves Credit: PA Images
Beyonce's sign language interpreter proved it's not just her that has moves Credit: PA Images

The Deaf Queer Resource Center's Twitter account chimed in with a little background information on the mover. "David rocks!" they wrote. "[He] is the first Deaf LGBTQ person to be chosen as an Atlanta Pride Grand Marshal (in 2017)."

If that wasn't enough, it turns out that Cowen is a pillar of Atlanta's LGBTQ community. Outside of his work as an Atlanta Pride Grand Marshal he has signed at anti-Trump demonstrations, the Women's March, and several Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the city.

David previously told The Georgia Voice: "It's been my passion to make language accessible in our community. It's a privilege to break down the communication barrier."

The signer didn't let his social media fame go to his head though, humbly responding: 'Thank you, @NyleDiMarco for posting this.... That crazy guy is me!"

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Viral, Celebrity Entertainment, Music, Celebrity News, Funny, Beyonce

Mary-Jane Wiltsher

Mary-Jane Wiltsher is a freelance lifestyle and culture journalist. Elsewhere she writes for Stylist, Euronews, PHOENIX and What We Seee.

 

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