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Deaf music fans have shamed Johnny Depp and Natalie Portman for using inappropriate sign language in Paul McCartney’s latest video.

Portman signs the word 'tampon' instead of 'appear', while Depp makes the motion for 'enemy' while attempting 'valentine'.

The Beatles bass player recruited the actor and actress to sign the lyrics to his track My Valentine in a black-and-white video directed by McCartney himself.

Despite the faux pas, the British Deaf Association was pleased the duo made the effort to highlight sign language.

"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."

Wonder what the sign for 'my bad' is.


Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman sign 'tampon' in Paul McCartney video
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