A pro-Trump nurse had the time to pull out her phone on the job and flash the “OK” hand symbol in a viral TikTok, signaling solidarity with white supremacists.
Prior to 2017, the “OK” hand signal was harmless in virtually any context. But in 2017, a 4chan hoax touting it as a hate symbol that stood for “wp” or “white power” became so popular that white supremacists actually began appropriating the signal. In 2019, the Anti-Defamation League added the “OK” gesture to its Hate Symbols Database, dependent on the context.
The TikTok, posted by Wee Key (@farmernurse), earned more than 72,000 views and 16,000 likes. She made her account private during the writing of this article, but not before other prominent social media accounts reposted her video.