The fake sign language interpreter whose meaningless gestures during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in December made international headlines.
Thamsanqa Jantjie is the star of an advertising campaign for an Israel-based live-streaming app called LiveLens.
New York Daily News quoted Sefi Shaked of LiveLens as saying: “We needed something surprising. We wanted to choose someone who is the worst presenter for a live app possible – the guy who did the worst screw-up on live TV ever.”
Thamsanqa said he suffered a schizophrenic episode during the memorial service. He makes fun of himself in the YouTube video posted on Tuesday.
The application lets users broadcast live videos of themselves on their social media pages and charges people to watch them.
Thamsanqa is shown in the video making hand gestures that a woman’s voice interprets as, “I speak sign language, not.”
He is also shown on a horse and with his head exploding as if in a cartoon.
Thamsanqa says in the advert that he is sorry about what happened at the memorial service and wants to make it up to the whole world.