Blizzard bans "Okay" hand gesture

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Note from Grust: This is going to be my last article make as I have been suffering a burnout since even before we moved to Miraheze.

The OK hand gesture has been around for quite a while, it's typically used to signal that "all is well." and is also used commonly by divers. However, in February 2017, the board 4Chan created a hoax project named "Operation OKKK" stating that the "okay" hand gesture is actually a gesture for "white power" and of course several leftist outlets took the bait and ran amuck with it.

During a Blizzard E-Sports tournament, a young fan flashed the gesture as a token of good faith and got reported onto the Overwatch League Twitter account and was told not to use it as it was considered a gesture for "white supremacy." The kid apologized on Twitter and thankfully several Tweets came form people letting him know he did nothing wrong (Grust checked it himself).

This led to a massive backlash over censorship and how things are being banned for no reason.

The theScore Esports YouTube channel defended Blizzard's actions in a 4 minute video "Why the Okay Hand Sign is Not Okay and Blizzard Got it Right, only to get massively downvoted into oblivion and mocked. While the video acknowledged the 4chan hoax, their main arguement is that since the "OK" hand gesture has been adapted by actual white-supremacists, it automatically makes the gesture associated with themn and thus is bad and shouldn't be used. Many comments included how "Hitler drank water and how water should be banned" or how "Nazi breathed air so air should be banned".

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Mar9122

25 months ago
Score 2
Oh boy. I'm going to miss Grust from his depression.
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Grust

25 months ago
Score 8
It was burnout, not depression.
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JaguarByte Productions

25 months ago
Score 6
Blizzard fucks up too many things recently. First, that Diablo mobile game, now this.
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ThunderKat

25 months ago
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Wait, so now a harmless hand gesture is now a sign of "white supremacy"??? What drugs are people smoking?
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Grust

25 months ago
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I don't know whether to praise 4chan for baiting idiot journalists or condemn them for giving SJWs something new to bitch about.
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Backman

25 months ago
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I found out about this incident when I watched TheQuartering's video about it. I got three words to say: epic fail, Blizzard! Seriously, it comes across as if Blizzard staff took some crack.
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Rath460

24 months ago
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Or catnip
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TheLivingDrawing

23 months ago
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The trope "Hitler ate Sugar" in it's natural habitat.
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Nihirichan

21 months ago
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"If Joseph Stalin talked then we should ban talking!'
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What.jpeg

21 months ago
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I guess Blizzard should write a book called "How to Ban Things for No reason and claim that it was "racist""
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SkyBlueYoshi

18 months ago
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When will they realise its just a FUCKING Hand gesture
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LeroyManTheFirst

10 months ago
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This is all 4chan's fault!
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Breakin' Benny

17 months ago
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"When the sun hits that ridge just right" will apparently lead to SJWs calling The Emperor's New Groove supportive of white supremacy.

...Something is really wrong with the parents teaching their children to appeal to extreme left (and definitely the right, too) about not taking things too seriously on the internet and to keep an open mind.
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Maxkatzur

15 months ago
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Besides that, Anton Hand, creator of Hot Dogs, Horseshoes and Handgremandes VR has baned FN F2000 bullpup rifle for his massive hatred. Seriously, Anton?! You can't just ban from suggestions whatever you hate!
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Gilby1385

6 months ago
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👌

It stinks!
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Grammar guy

2 months ago
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I remember seeing the hand shit on the news. 4chan, you successfully trolled the world.
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DNIguy64

2 months ago
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And this is why I hate PC these days, they ruin fun things out of blind rage!

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