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Marlee Matlin Blasts CBS for Not Showing ASL Performers at Super Bowl: ‘Absolutely Shocked’

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Michael Schneider Variety Editor at Large Deaf artists Anjel Piñero, Shaheem Sanchez and Daniel Durant were set to perform ASL during this year’s Super Bowl — but viewers watching the CBS telecast may not have actually seen them on air.

That’s according to Oscar winner and Deaf actor Marlee Matlin, who expressed her frustration with the network on social media. “I am absolutely SHOCKED at CBS for introducing the Deaf performers at today’s pregame #SuperBowl and then not showing even one second (or more) of their performance… as has been tradition for the last 30 years.

WHY!?”I am absolutely SHOCKED at @CBS for introducing the Deaf performers at today’s pregame #SuperBowl and then not showing even one second (or more) of their performance… as has been tradition for the last 30 years.

WHY!? Piñero performed “America, The Beautiful,” while Sanchez was tapped for “Lift Every Voice” and Durant was behind the National Anthem.

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