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Second family claims Universal Studios costumed actor made racist OK hand gesture in photo with child
NY Daily news ^ | 1/24/2020 | David Matthews

Posted on 01/24/2020 4:55:00 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda

Second family claims Universal Studios costumed actor made racist ‘OK’ hand gesture in photo with child

A second family has come forward to claim a costumed actor at Universal Studios made a racist hand gesture while posing for a photo with their child.

In 2019, a Colorado family went public with complaints that an actor dressed as “Despicable Me” character Gru made an upside-down “OK” hand gesture while posing with their 6-year-old daughter who is biracial and has autism.

According to the Anti-Defamation League and several other organizations, while still common as a gesture to convey assent or approval, the “OK” symbol has also been co-opted by white supremacists.

Following news reports of the photo, a Hispanic family from Florida reviewed photos of their own trip to Universal Studios and found a costumed actor dressed as Gru making the “OK” gesture in a photo with their 5-year-old daughter.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


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Can you believe this crap? This is a hoax invented by the left, so now anyone who touches their thumb with their index finger is now branded a "white supremacist".
1 posted on 01/24/2020 4:55:00 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

It’s okay to say OK.


2 posted on 01/24/2020 4:57:12 AM PST by a fool in paradise (We need a tax to stamp out Communism- If you espouse Marxism we’ll redistribute all of your money.)
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Until one of these corporations decides that "enough is enough" and fights this crap, hopefully bankrupting the individuals that brought such a frivolous lawsuit, this will continue....

Grifters gotta grift
3 posted on 01/24/2020 4:57:34 AM PST by Karma_Sherab
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The Left is the master of the hoax.


4 posted on 01/24/2020 4:57:50 AM PST by workerbee (America finally has an American president again.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The word liberal has been co-opted by Communists.


5 posted on 01/24/2020 4:58:05 AM PST by a fool in paradise (We need a tax to stamp out Communism- If you espouse Marxism we’ll redistribute all of your money.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

What about these guys?


6 posted on 01/24/2020 4:58:16 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (As long as Hillary Clinton remains free equal justice under the law will never exist in the USA)
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To: a fool in paradise

7 posted on 01/24/2020 4:58:52 AM PST by Karma_Sherab
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

8 posted on 01/24/2020 4:58:59 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (As long as Hillary Clinton remains free equal justice under the law will never exist in the USA)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’ve actually had to block George Takei’s leftist spam.


9 posted on 01/24/2020 4:59:56 AM PST by treetopsandroofs
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

And it’s not surprising, given this sort of garbage, that Mel Brooks tells people that he would never be able to make a movie like “Blazing Saddles” in Hollyweird’s current climate.


10 posted on 01/24/2020 5:00:04 AM PST by OttawaFreeper ("The Gardens was founded by men-sportsmen-who fought for their country" Conn Smythe, 1966)
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yep, all racists, I suppose.


11 posted on 01/24/2020 5:00:53 AM PST by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War")
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Having lunch today in Istanbul speaking with a young lady from Dubai, she said she liked America, asked if she liked jazz, she said, I like hip hop and n-—gas - about fell out of my chair.


12 posted on 01/24/2020 5:01:23 AM PST by Jolla
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It’s only racists when white supremacists do it and a white supremacist is a white person who isn’t a Democrat.

The same rule applies for white people wearing blackface makeup or leading the KKK. If you are a Democrat then it is OK.


13 posted on 01/24/2020 5:02:24 AM PST by a fool in paradise (We need a tax to stamp out Communism- If you espouse Marxism we’ll redistribute all of your money.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

This is a satirical hoax now being pushed as fact

Kind of like genders numbering > 2,
but I digress


14 posted on 01/24/2020 5:10:06 AM PST by Phil DiBasquette
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15 posted on 01/24/2020 5:12:48 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (As long as Hillary Clinton remains free equal justice under the law will never exist in the USA)
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To: Phil DiBasquette

The emperor’s new clothes are magnificent, as anyone can see, don’t you agree? / s


16 posted on 01/24/2020 5:13:29 AM PST by a fool in paradise (We need a tax to stamp out Communism- If you espouse Marxism we’ll redistribute all of your money.)
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White supremacists? LOL!

That crap went out in the 50's. Just how many weekly klan kross burnings are in their neighborhood on any given weekend?

17 posted on 01/24/2020 5:16:12 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfuAJcWl6DE Kill a Commie for Mommie)
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Well, see, when you do it upside down, that’s when it’s racist.

Although Gru seems to be doing it sideways or horizontally...


18 posted on 01/24/2020 5:17:06 AM PST by Alas Babylon! (The prisons do not fill themselves. Get moving, Barr!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

:: the “OK” symbol has also been co-opted by white supremacists ::

the “OK” symbol has also been co-opted BY THE MEDIA AND PROJECTED ON NON-EXISTENT white supremacists


19 posted on 01/24/2020 5:19:08 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (The Republican Party: Freeing Americans since 1865.)
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The hypocrisy of the left is breathtaking.


20 posted on 01/24/2020 5:19:11 AM PST by polymuser (It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and so few by deceit. Noel Coward)
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