OK symbol added to list of hate gestures

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

The OK hand sign has been added to a list of hate symbols.

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).

But the US anti-hate group says the "overwhelming usage" of the hand gesture today is still to show approval or that someone is OK.

Therefore "particular care must be taken not to jump to conclusions about the intent behind someone who has used the gesture".

Other symbols added to the list include burning neo-Nazi symbols, images of the "Happy Merchant" and the slogan "Diversity = White Genocide".

The Anti-Defamation League started its "Hate on Display" list in 2000 with the aim of helping people recognise signs of extremism.


 

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I thought that was the "perfect" sign? I mean, you can't say "pico bello" without making that sign.
Because then it doesn't make sense anymore.
 
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So..they make these lists in order to catch people making "mistakes", and then start a twitter war about it? And then it becomes TV news and every celebrity has something to say about it, which will result in even more twitter wars.
 
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