Artist Christine Sun Kim Becomes the First Deaf Asian American to Sign the National Anthem at the Super Bowl
American Sign Language (ASL) sound artist Christine Sun Kim became the first deaf Asian American to sign the national anthem at the Super Bowl alongside singer Demi Lovato.
The 39-year-old Berlin-based American artist was picked by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD), the oldest civil rights organization in America founded in 1880, as a representative of the signing community at the Super Bowl.
Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja recently performed another phenomenal rendition of the National Anthem at a UCLA Men’s Basketball game.
Hong Kong recently unveiled legislation that would criminalize disrespecting the Chinese national anthem, “March of the Volunteers.”
The new bill, which penalizes offenders with prison sentences as long as three years, has sparked concerns over violation of free speech.
Meet Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja, the 7-year-old Indonesian-American girl who became an internet sensation overnight for her amazing talent when she belted out the national anthem before the LA Galaxy and Seattle Sounders soccer match on Sunday.
Two students at Hong Kong College of Technology (HKCT) were kicked out of their own graduation ceremony on Dec. 16 after they refused to stand up for China’s national anthem “March of the Volunteers”.
School officials had informed all of the graduating students about the rules and their behavior during the ceremony at a Ma On Shan campus, especially while playing China’s national anthem prior to the actual event.
A man was arrested after watching “Justice League” at a Philippine theater for allegedly refusing to stand up while the national anthem, Lupang Hinirang (Land of the Morning), was playing.
Local authorities arrested 20-year-old Bayle Einstein Gonzales at a movie theater in Clark, Pampanga over the weekend.
Philippines citizens may soon be fined and jailed for singing “Lupang Hinirang,” the national anthem, without enough enthusiasm.
The mandate is part of House Bill 5224, which strengthens the rules on the proper use and display of the Philippines’ national symbols and the rendition of its national anthem.