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Parents outraged after 'Gru' poses with OK sign | USA TODAY

The parents did not initially see what happened with the actor, but after looking at vacation photos later, they noticed the controversial symbol.
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Tiffiney Zinger said it was painful telling her daughter she couldn’t use a family vacation photo for her second grade class project – the image was marred by what appeared to be a symbol of hate.

The photo shows the 6-year-old girl, who is biracial and has autism, posing with an actor dressed as the movie character Gru from “Despicable Me” during a Universal Orlando breakfast event attended by the Zinger family in March. The character formed an upside-down “OK” symbol with his fingers, recognized by some as a hate symbol, on the girl’s shoulder, according to a photo and video reviewed by USA TODAY.

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  1. Wow this is the dumb. Look at how the piece narrates the event — The Family was “shakened” by the gesture

  2. Another victory for white supremicist trolls, they managed to trick the media into thinking that the 👌 symbol is a hate symbol and now some poor dude is fired over it


  3. WTF is this shit? This is real? my god

  4. This person got fired because of this stupid shit. That is NOT the universal 'hate sign'. That 's the 'lefty hate-instigation group' that wants to control literally what you can say and do….unless you're binary, then you can whatever. The left is nuts! I hope this family has the same strict application of BS applied to them.

  5. Child entertainers do this so they don't have their hands ever full touching random children. I cannot believe you people got this man FIRED because you thought listening to the ADL for advice on combating racism was a good thing. This new outlet which nobody should read should feel ashamed at themselves for what they're willing to stoop to for brand recognition.

  6. Family probably acted outraged in order to get compensation also ain’t it crazy how some trolling can actually influence colleges to act like morons lol the thing that’s supposed to teach people for careers also fall to simple bait like the ok symbol or pepe

  7. About to go delete all my pics where I do that since I thought doing the okay sign only meant ok. I am sorry to the family; there is no way that was an accident since he planted it so well and seemingly without hesitation.

  8. If you look hard for something, you'll find it. Even if it isn't there.

  9. So is the kid gonna get sued for doing the same sign? Or are we gonna ignore that?

  10. You people are getting weirder and weirder by the day! Look at who started this and send them to the mental ward asap before they mess up the rest of the world!! This is sick in so many ways and shows that somebody is a few french fries shy of a happy meal. OK STOP THIS

  11. the media and these people are retarded

  12. Imagine Dora and Diego doing that symbol, OMG!, that could had been funny

  13. hahaha i needed a good laugh thanks

  14. "Who is this 4chan person?"

  15. Little Kid did the same. Let's get him!!

  16. Imagine voting democrat these days. Get triggered over internet trolls and everything is racist to them. I’m ashamed to have ever been one of them. Trump 2020!

  17. Reminder that the "okay sign is a white supremacist symbol" thing is a hoax invented by 4Chan to trick the media, and they fell for it.

  18. Universal white supremasist sign what an ignorant woman…. but i have to accept that its a very sketchy situation….

  19. Literally started by 4chan to bate boomers and media into thinking it was a hate symbol to prove that the media can spin anything into white supremacy. And they just fall for it every time. Kinda like when they tried to claim that the "t pose" was a symbol of white supremacy lmao

  20. Oh no!! Did it ruin your child’s dreams too like trump ruined Greta’s? 🤣

  21. Everything is offensive for a people that play the victim their entire history…

  22. Look for the full picture on google ! You will see how media cropped out the 2 year who is making the same hand gesture… #Hoax #FakeNews

  23. Holy cow how stupid are people

  24. If they're making common things "hate" symbols .. but what if a person does it but doesn't know the secret meaning?! This is getting ridiculous.

  25. The white power symbol is the ok sign up not down the 3 fingers pointed upward is the w and the two together make the p when it’s upside down it is a game / meme that kids do also upside down it makes mo which does not mean white power people just want to make something out of nothing and get free stuff 🤦🏼‍♀️

  26. People get offended by everything. Get a life

  27. Thumbs up now means you support animal cruelty. Peace symbol now means you support war. Pointing now means you support gun violence.

  28. OMG!!! Of all the cruelty and abuse being done to children, this haunts this mother!!! Seriously?! Drag queens "playing" with children, children dressing in drag at gay clubs, children being sterilized, children being told they are nonbinary, children being taught LGBTQXYZS ideology in school, children are being molested/raped by teachers, caregivers, and family.
    Really mom, this is your concern?
    I hope that is the worst your child will ever face.

  29. The person was wrong to troll a family photo but that's the circle game. Kids have been playing it sense the 80's and now it's racist? It's like tag. Now I can't troll my friends in photos anymore?

  30. If the OK sign bothers you… you've been trolled…IT just means "OK" It has NOTHING to do with white supremacy… only a fool would believe that…

  31. That is a filthy Masonic hand sign and I would have beaten that filthy freeloading circus act on the spot if he treated a child like that in my presence. Blood gangs use it too, so the woman is full of it to call the sign "white supremacy."

  32. Disgusting person hiding behind a mask.

  33. The 2 years old son is flashing the same exact symbol in the full sized picture…just saying

  34. It’s the circle game from Malcolm in the middle

  35. What have you done to our 👌 sign😡😡😡😡😡

  36. 1:06 – A "meme". This is disgusting.

  37. “Or a conservative group”. Seriously?

  38. On the surface this seems kinda ridiculous, but in video the guy goes from having his hand on the girls shoulder to making that ok sign on her shoulder. It’s not like he did a traditional ok sign and didn’t know it has been used to troll by some hate groups, he did some weird doing it on her shoulder thing which is just weird and seems very deliberate, not an accident or innocent usage. It also may just be coincidence but he’s taking a picture with a little black girl with ok sign on her shoulder and banana in other hand, doesn’t seem totally innocent.

  39. Poor thing. Probably gets up every morning looking for something to be offended by.

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