UPDATE: ADL Declares the ‘OK’ Gesture ‘Not a Hate Symbol’ Following Hit Piece From The Independent
In a new update, ADL declares that the ‘OK’ hand gesture is not a hate symbol following The Independent hit piece on journalist, Cassandra Fairbanks.
The Independent claimed that ADL characterizes the ‘ok’ symbol as a ‘racist hand sign’ which is completely untrue.
The left and MSM were duped into believing the false narrative that the ‘OK’ hand gesture was a symbol of white supremacy. It now looks as though The Independent may be in a little hot water after falsely stating that the ADL characterizes it as a ‘racist hate symbol’.
The meme originated on 4Chan as a way to troll the MSM and it quickly turned into a catastrophe for them.
Has the simple thumb-and-forefinger “OK” hand gesture become a white supremacist hand sign? Well, no, it hasn’t, but you are likely to hear just the opposite from social media, thanks to the latest hoax from members of notorious website 4chan.
The site 4chan is an anonymous discussion board with an outsized cultural impact on the Internet. It has been responsible for everything from the “I can haz cheeseburger” cat meme to the concept of rickrolling. There is little that 4channers like so much as a hoax and in recent months they have served up a number of fakeries with white supremacist themes to largely credulous on-line audiences.
The “OK” hand gesture hoax originated in February 2017 when an anonymous 4channer announced “Operation O-KKK,” telling other members that “we must flood Twitter and other social media websites…claiming that the OK hand sign is a symbol of white supremacy.” The user even provided a helpful graphic showing how the letters WP (for “white power”) could be traced within an “OK” gesture. The originator and others also suggested useful hashtags to help spread the hoax, such as #PowerHandPrivilege and #NotOkay. “Leftists have dug so deep down into their lunacy,” wrote the poster, “We must force [them] to dig more, until the rest of society ain’t going anywhere near that s***.”
— *Carter (@espiziocruz) May 3, 2017
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) May 3, 2017
Even the ADL was forced to admit it. 👌🏼😄 pic.twitter.com/V1NlASqPB9
— Paul Joseph Watson👌 (@PrisonPlanet) May 3, 2017
Cassandra Fairbanks posted The Independent’s response to her Twitter account:
This is what the Deputy Managing Editor of the independent said to me in regard to their reckless defamation. pic.twitter.com/4ac5iB4s0c
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) May 2, 2017