I had watched the Super Bowl as did many deaf and hard of hearing people. I admit I was not aware that Miss Deaf America would be signing the anthem and another song. Then I started seeing posts on Facebook. And now, an op-ed piece in a Houston community newspaper, by someone promoting a petition on Change.org. The petition is getting closer to its goal of 10,000 signatures.
Not showing it on television is bad enough, but if you look at the petition page, the petition creator also reposted a statement by Miss Deaf America. That statement states that as far as she knew, they did not show her signing on the JumboTron inside the stadium either. To me, that's even worse, because it means any deaf and hard of hearing people who paid big bucks to be there in person for the Super Bowl were deprived of seeing her signing.