‘OK’ is No Longer Ok
It appears all is not ok in the world of hand gestures. According to a report by the Anti-Defamation League, the symbol that's widely known as a sign of approval has been appropriated to mean "white power" on the forum website 4chan.
The website linked the OK hand gesture as a hoax to stir the pot and bait the media and those with liberal ideals to overreact, but now the ADL states it's really finding it's place in the world of hate. "At least some white supremacists seem to have abandoned the ironic or satiric intent behind the original trolling campaign and used the symbol as a sincere expression of white supremacy," the ADL posted in its report. ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt said in a statement, “We believe law enforcement and the public needs to be fully informed about the meaning of these images, which can serve as a first warning sign to the presence of haters in a community or school.”
The "Ok" sign isn't alone in being deemed wrong. The ADL added a total of 34 symbols to its list including Dylan Roof's bowlcut, the "Happy Merchant" and "Moon Man" images along with the slogan Diversity = White Genocide.
The ADL stands on believing these are the "calling cards of hate", and I'm over here just wanting to wave to my friends without wondering if it's wrong.