This is the tail wagging the dog. It wasn’t anything until the media deemed it was, after they fell for a 4 chan hoax. So let Colin Kaepernick, Obama, Oprah and all the other folks who have used the symbol know it’s off-limits now.
NEW YORK — The gesture made to signal “OK” is now considered a racist hand gesture, according to the Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish nongovernmental organization.
CNN reported that the ADL added the symbol, along with 35 others, to its ongoing Hate on Display Hate Symbols Database.
According to the ADL, the gesture, in which the index finger and thumb connect to form a circle and the pinky, ring and middle finger stick straight out, was labeled a white power symbol as a hoax.
“The ‘okay’ gesture hoax was merely the latest in a series of similar 4chan hoaxes using various innocuous symbols; in each case, the hoaxers hoped that the media and liberals would overreact by condemning a common image as white supremacist,” according to the organization.