An actor playing a character from the movie “Despicable Me” is out of a job after posing for a photo with a controversial hand gesture.
Tiffiney Zinger, who is black, and her husband Richard Zinger, traveled with their children to Orlando in March.
During a day trip to Universal Orlando, the family stopped at a character breakfast at one of the resort’s hotels.
The actor flashed the OK sign during the breakfast event at Universal Orlando.
The gesture is recognized by some as a symbol of hate.
The parents of a six-year-old biracial girl were looking through their family photos when they noticed the actor playing the Gru character was making the symbol, clearly visible, on the girl’s shoulder.
Apparently, it never occurred to the brain trusts running Universal Orlando that the “OK” symbol means, uh, “okay.” “Good job.” We’re good here.” “You’re awesome!” “Thanks!” “Have a nice day” or a hundred other friendly salutations.
In fairness, Universal Orlando management were likely merely answering to Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts, who has been on a search and destroy mission for any Comcast worker using the “OK” sign to communicate that everything is great.
In a November 16,2018 “article,” Yahoo‘s (are they still around? Well, yes. Apparently so) Elsie Solie claimed the “OK” sign is a symbol of white supremacy? Really? Seriously? Since when? Probably since the military wing of the Democratic Party, AntiFA (Anti First Amendment) said so.
The petition contained a photo of Kovalic making the “OK” hand signal, which is typically associated with white supremacy.
Sole was writing (gloating? Praising?) the firing of Comcast cable technician Andrew Kovalic. Kovalic is a member of a Philadelphia “Proud Boys” Chapter. In other words, he stands for the flag, kneels to Christ and God, and knows the constitution is this country’s original one, only and forever Contract With America. And, oh yes, if AntiFA picks a fight with him, he may just clean their clock.
A picture of Kovalic, flashing the “OK” symbol, surfaced. As a result, a petition signed by – wait for it- Four Hundred and Forty people – was submitted to Roberts, the Comcast CEO. Four hundred and forty people? Or about a quarter of the population of just ONE Philly public housing tenement.
In a September 26, 2019 article, the New York Daily News announced the “OK” sign was, indeed verboten. Says who? Why, none other than the Anti-Defamation League. Ahh, Now we’re getting somewhere…
An “OK” hand gesture is now on par with a Nazi salute.
The Anti-Defamation League this week added the hand symbol to its longstanding database of symbols, memes and other tools used by white supremacists and hate groups.
In a statement announcing a number of new entries to the “hate on display” list, the ADL said the gesture started as a hoax on the web forum 4chan and grew into a symbol of white supremacy.
“By 2019, the symbol was being used in some circles as a sincere expression of white supremacy,” the ADL said in their statement.
The ADL might want to send word up to former Toronto mayor Mel Lastman and son Blaine, a local furniture. Both have used the “OK” sign in their advertising for decades. Perhaps the congregation will let them know the next time they attend synagogue.
The fact that the “OK” sign has been around for decades is not news to the left. This has nothing to do with “white supremacy” (as if pride in the accomplishments of a European’s ancestors is any more insidious than, say pride the past accomplishments of Africans or even jews). This is all about changing the language and the culture by extreme leftists and getting as many innocent people caught in its net as possible.
So congratulations Democrats. You got a minimum wage worker in Orlando, Florida (where the minimum wage is $8.35, just for the record) fired for flashing a friendly “OK” sign over a child guest. You must be ecstatic.
No word on how much the “Zingers” (seriously?), the instigators of this whole business at Universal Orlando, have already netted from the park, or how much . they stand to gain in the future. And, uh, just a reminder, they didn’t even notice the “OK” sign until they were perusing their vacation photos.
Your humble correspondent looks forward to the re-election of President Trump and the resulting explosion of hundreds of thousands of Democrat heads, not unlike countless robots and computers dispatched by Captain Kirk.