As Twitchy reported, even though the idea of the “OK” hand symbol being a signal of white supremacy began life as a 4chan prank, apparently enough white supremacists have adopted it that the Anti-Defamation League added it, along with the McDonald’s “moon man” and the bowl cut to its Hate Symbols Database.
We’re old enough to remember when, just after the 2016 election, outlets including LA Weekly, the Washington Post, and Esquire all ran pieces on white nationalist Richard Spencer’s haircut — a basic undercut that suddenly became known as the “Hippler” or the “fashy.” Esquire was even triggered when Eric Trump was spotted emulating Spencer’s white supremacist haircut:
— Esquire (@esquire) June 26, 2017
But now the bowl cut is the thing to watch out for, apparently because it was worn by church shooter Dylann Roof, and Rolling Stone is on it:
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) September 26, 2019
Nope! We Asians owned that cut ages ago! Still do. Just have a look at Kpop. They can keep sporting them bowl cuts, though! It's an awesome look! ????
— Mikey Bustos (@MikeyBustos) September 26, 2019
Doesn’t Megan Rapinoe have a haircut like this?
— clayjohanson (@clayjohanson) September 26, 2019
Megan Rapinoe? Is she still around?
— The Panic (@Gunntwitt) September 26, 2019
— neontaster (@neontaster) September 26, 2019
Better hide all of my high school pictures from the 90s then before i get accused of being a white supremacist
— Cory Armstrong (@coryarmstrong13) September 26, 2019
No, it's a symbol of a bowl cut.
That's all it's ever been.
— Joe (@JoeFL65) September 26, 2019
No .. no it’s not and this is the type of “journalism “ that is ruining America . Just stop.
— Michelle Aczon (@aczon_michelle) September 26, 2019
EVERYTHING IS LITERALLY HITLER!!!!!
— Rob from Jersey (@Robsgymnasium) September 26, 2019
I’m so damn sick of this. Who is being the gatekeepers of what is “racist” and what isn’t
— Keith Frank (@KeithFrank31) September 26, 2019
I had to endure this haircut for yrs as a child, and to think that if I or anyone rocked this now we're labeled as a White Supremacist?
Quit giving people ammunition to bully/ stereotype each other with. Everything's a symbol of white supremacy until it isn't! ? #smdh
— J. Rivs (@thesageRR3) September 26, 2019
I always suspected Rihanna was a white supremacist in deep cover… pic.twitter.com/mB3i6aKkqc
— Chris Bieszad (@ChrisBieszad) September 26, 2019
Don’t tell Charlize Theron
— Michael Thomas Desautels. (@mikedez57) September 26, 2019
— Kimberly Ross (@SouthernKeeks) September 26, 2019
— GIGGITY (@Giggity02) September 26, 2019
Do I even have to look into this to know for sure that you're the dupe of a 4chan prank?
— Stephen Spurling Is… @Drangula (@Drangula) September 26, 2019
Should’ve just headlined this “Don’t Read, Only Written to Meet Quota”.
— Doctor Til (The Hoodoo) (@thehoodoomusic) September 26, 2019
— Jeff Vader (@chaiseloungery) September 26, 2019
Oh my god!!!
How did I not know this. This is terrifying!
Be safe out there and love each other.
— Zen Reflect (@ZenReflect) September 26, 2019
Where I live it just means you are Mormon or a lesbian. Since we are absurdly labeling things.
— pete mortez (@PMortez) September 26, 2019
How long have lesbian women been white supremacists?!?
— ? Slightly Venomous Kirk ? (@jamusp) September 26, 2019
Nazis and Lesbians…maybe this one evens out to not be a hate symbol and just a bad hair cut
— Dan (@ec147c) September 26, 2019
When you write this nonsense do you ever stop to think how nuts you sound? A haircut?
White supremacists don't need secret signs and symbols, they're pretty vocal about their beliefs. It's hard for them to consider themselves superior and stay quiet about it.
— Unlike Superman (@TinpotClarkKent) September 26, 2019
Remember professional journalism? Yeah me neither.
— Niemand (@Chemimechanical) September 26, 2019
Remember anything ever? It’s now white supremacy
— joejoe (@theusurpwr) September 26, 2019
“Please, ratio us.”
— A Standard Deviation (@ARogueEngineer) September 26, 2019
100,000 women would like to speak to your manager, @RollingStone
— ? #Author Abraham Lopez (@AbeLopezAuthor) September 26, 2019
Why did I have to scroll past this today pic.twitter.com/3Ad17HD2HR
— Desi Dark (@desiafterdark) September 26, 2019
?? this magazine is stupid ??
— ?? Potty ? (@PottyFilpot) September 26, 2019
Rolling Stones is not a serious publication.
— aidanjt (@aidanjt1) September 26, 2019
What is wrong with you people? Get psychiatric help. Seriously.
— ??? ? (@infobee) September 26, 2019
— Nick Brown ??? (@nwbvt) September 26, 2019
Wasn't Rolling Stone a well esteemed music magazine once?
— Jazzycane (@Jazzfah) September 26, 2019
The Rolling Stone is the bowlcut of online publications.
— J.D. McNugent (@DarkwingBeaver4) September 26, 2019
MORONS: Dana Loesch ZINGS HuffPost for claiming Eric Trump’s haircut makes him look like Hitler https://t.co/Czl8bDzxFn
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 27, 2017