A university the UK has voted to replace hand clapping 'jazz-hand waving'. The University of Manchester Students' Union voted favor replacing clapping 'jazz hands' to respect people who can be negatively affected by loud noise. The jazz hands action is the British Sign Language's form clapping. It is simply the practice waving one's hands the air. Students' Union spokeswoman Sara Khan said the vote was taken of respect many people who are affected by loud noise, which includes clapping and cheering. She said many people conditions like autism, sensory issues and deafness tend to avoid public events because loud clapping and cheering.
The vote has sparked a lot criticism online. British broadcaster Piers Morgan tweeted that, "Britain is losing its mind". The debate even reached as far as the USA, where former Florida governor Jeb Bush tweeted: "Not cool, University Manchester. Not Cool." Representatives the Students' Union hit , saying they represent the majority of students' views the university. The Union said: "The policy was passed to encourage the use British Sign Language clapping our democratic events to make those events more accessible and inclusive all." It added: "We are not banning audible clapping. We understand that some people may be more comfortable to continue using it."