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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Coast Guard Member 'Removed' for Making 'Offensive' Sign on Live TV

The U.S. Coast Guard says it "removed" a member from its Hurricane Florence response team Friday after he made an "OK" hand gesture on live TV that the service branch deemed "offensive."

The unidentified team member was caught looking into the camera and then swiftly making the hand gesture, prompting a backlash on social media.

The hand signal was seen in the background of MSNBC's live interview with Sector Charleston Commanding Officer Capt. John Reed, who was providing an update on actions taken by the Coast Guard in response to Hurricane Florence.

Many social media users called for the firing of the individual, accusing him of making a so-called "white power" hate symbol.

The agency immediately responded to the outcry and distanced from the controversy.

"We are aware of the offensive video on twitter -- the Coast Guard has identified the member and removed him from the response. His actions do not reflect those of the United States Coast Guard," the agency tweeted.

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

When did the "okay" hand sign become racist?
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Anonymous said...

It is not! Just a lot of bigots looking for any reason to claim racism. And, non of the bigots know the definition of racism.👎

Anonymous said...

Really?
How about lets get rid of all this B S

Anonymous said...

Since a cracker did it. Anything a white person does these days is racist and offensive.

Anonymous said...

We can get rid of him but we STILL do nothing about the jerks who take a knee and disrespect our flag and country - wrong, just downright plain wrong.

Anonymous said...

Did you not see MSM news when they said ANYTHING a white Republican does or says is racist? Are we 👌 👌 👌 on that?

Anonymous said...

3:36 I know. I was watching this and said 'WTF"? I didn't even know there was a thing called white power until last year. Now, the OK sign is white power.
What happens when a black person tells you it's OK? Are they racist, too?

Rebel Without a Clue said...

We were told that in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, that we were not to use the OK sign because in the Muslim world it is the sign of the Devil. We couldn't show them the bottom of our boots either but that did stop me from using both. I found that most of the Arabs that I worked with used the same symbols.

Anonymous said...

"There's no clear consensus whether the "OK" hand gesture constitutes a hate symbol. While it has been adopted by some fringe far-right figures, it has also been commonly used by many (Trump) supporters."

Well there you go folks. The first time in all my many years I've ever heard this to be deemed offensive. The above explains it in Paul Harvey terms. It has been associated with our great president, therefore it has to be offensive. We have gone off the deep end.

If I were the Coast Guard Member I would break ties with the offensive accusers. Not to mention this was live on MSNBC. If I were in the response team it would be offensive to me being on that worthless station.

Anonymous said...

This is not surprising; the progressive socialists have denigrated themselves to such lows I doubt they will ever recover. I can't imagine being so without hope and never looking for positives. Negative attitudes, negative outlook, negative platform, negative candidates, and negative goals for America.

Anonymous said...

👌👌👌👌👌👌

Anonymous said...

When Trump became President. People have lost their minds. Can't accept it.

Anonymous said...

Just wait until Dr Ford speaks. No white male is safe. It is disgusting. Just because she loose as a good in highschool some white male has to pay. Can you imagine her as your college professor. Scary.

Anonymous said...

Good point

Anonymous said...

And since one person of color does something negative .....whatever is done....all people of color do it. Sound familiar?

Anonymous said...

We have really lost our way!

lmclain said...

Better be buying guns and ammo. Now.

No one is calling you up and telling you at 3AM this morning, things are going to pop off in a big way.
Your first clue will be cell phones don't work.
When the "OK" hand sign is labeled as some kind of racist hand gesture, we are about 20 miles down the rabbit hole.
People really BELIEVE this kind of BS?? Where did they get their degree??
From that bastion of critical thinking, Salisbury U??
Anyone think this is going to get any better?? Nope.
Entropy DICTATES decay and chaos.
It is absolutely unavoidable.
Keep cheering.