The Anti-Defamation League has categorized the “OK” hand gesture as a hate symbol due to alt-right extremists groups.
According to CNN, The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) announced in a report that the “OK” hand gesture is considered a symbol of hate.
Although the “OK” hand gesture generally has a positive connotation, demonstrators from alt-right extremists groups have used it to relay white supremacy ideologies.
On August 20 at a counter-rally in front of the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, an all-male group called the Proud Boys joined protesters and were gesturing the “OK” hand symbol during the rally.
In addition to the “OK” hand gesture, the ADL recently added other symbols of hate to their database such as an image of “The Happy Merchant,” which shows a Jewish man rubbing his hands together to indicate greed.