Apr 20, 2020

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by: dexter

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Tags: okgesture, politicalcorrectness, Racism, socialjustice

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Categories: Uncategorized

“OK” Gesture Added To Left-Wing Social Justice Rights Groups List of Hate Symbols

This Is Political Correctness Gone Mad Yet Again/ It Is Not Racist!

 

The finger and thumb gesture – which is also a popular emoji, is being used by some as a “sincere expression of white supremacy,” according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). However the US anti-hate group have stated that the “overwhelming usage” of the hand gesture today is still to show approval or that someone is OK.

The ADL says the OK gesture has become a “popular trolling tactic” from “right-leaning individuals, who often post photos to social media of themselves posing while making the gesture.” The man accused of killing 51 people at mosques in New Zealand, earlier in 2019 flashed the OK hand sign when he was in court.

Dr Paul Stocker, a historian who specialises in far-right movements, says the OK sign is a way for people who are in the far-right to communicate to each other. However the US anti-hate group have stressed that people must take “particular care” and not “jump to conclusions about the intent behind someone who has used the gesture” as largely it still indicated “someone is OK.”

Read more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-49837898