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Portman signs 'tampon' in music video

Ever wanted to see actress Natalie Portman sign the word for tampon?

Monday 30 April 2012, 03:15PM

Okay, you probably didn’t, but now you can anyway, and it’s all thanks to Paul McCartney and that woefully named new album of his, Kisses on the Bottom.

The Beatles legend recruited Portman and fellow Hollywood star Johnnie Depp to sign the lyrics to his track My Valentine in a black-and-white promo directed by McCartney himself.

However, deaf devotees have now pointed out errors made by the actors – Portman signs the word ‘tampon’ instead of ‘appear’, while Depp makes the motion for ‘enemy’ while attempting ‘valentine’.

However, a representative for The British Deaf Association has heaped praise on
the duo for their efforts.

“It’s great that famous people such as Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman are highlighting the use of sign language. Their use of it is more a poetic expression,” a spokesperson said.

“The sign for tampon does seem to come up from both Johnny and Natalie, which causes some confusion, especially as American and British sign languages are different.

“It would have been nice if genuine deaf people had been used. But it’s still great.”



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