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GranolaPanic 1 month ago#1
This used to be a completely innocent gesture with no controversy surrounding it. Then a few years ago prominent white supremacist figures like Richard Spencer and David Duke started using it. After that, other right wing groups like the Proud Boys did as well.

I’ve asked a few right wing people to explain it and they said it was a prank. I’m sorry, but I’m failing to understand how this is supposed to be a prank.

What’s to be gained from trying to redefine it or use it as some sort of hidden code?
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ai123 1 month ago#2
It's supposed to resemble the letters 'WP' (White Power).
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Avirosb 1 month ago#3
No idea, but Hitler adopting the toothbrush mustache did the world of facial hair fashion a favor.
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Avirosb 1 month ago#4
ai123 posted...
It's supposed to resemble the letters 'WP' (White Power).
I prefer WAP myself.
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BLAKUboy 1 month ago#5
It was never a prank. 4chan tried to pretend it was well after self-proclaimed Nazis started using it.
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ai123 1 month ago#6
Avirosb posted...
I prefer WAP myself.
The right don't seem so keen.
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themastah 1 month ago#7
ai123 posted...
The right don't seem so keen.
The right doesn't understand female biology.
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ai123 1 month ago#8
themastah posted...
The right doesn't understand female biology.
How would they?
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Heineken14 1 month ago#9
I feel like I'm taking crazy pills on the "ok" thing because I definitely remember people using it as "white power" when I was a kid.

Anyway, it started as a "joke" to show how easily offended/triggered/dumb the left was that they'd go crazy over a simple "ok" symbol!!!! Something they could use in talking points about how unreasonable the left is and they're just looking for racism everywhere. It's why you get dips***s posting a bunch of pictures of Obama and Biden and other randos doing it and playing dumb like they don't know that context matters.

The problem is, they started using it unironically and turning it into an actual symbol that racists use.
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GranolaPanic 1 month ago#10
ai123 posted...
It's supposed to resemble the letters 'WP' (White Power).


I guess I could kind of see that even if it’s a big reach.

BLAKUboy posted...
It was never a prank. 4chan tried to pretend it was well after self-proclaimed Nazis started using it.


I hate that 4chan has such a large influence on political discourse.
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