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Blizzard tells OWL fans not to use OK gesture

Another meme is now discouraged in the Blizzard Arena alongside Pepe the Frog.

During an interview with Los Angeles Gladiators’ DPS Jang “Decay” Gui-un, a fan in the back side made a hand gesture of Ok symbol. In an interesting tweet by a popular Esports personality Rod “Slasher” Breslau stated that, Blizzard told a fan in the Overwatch League arena they are not allowed to use ?for its ‘association as a white power symbol’ after they flashed it on stream and a complaint was made to the OWL account on Twitter.

Now it is evident that the OK hand gesture is banned in the Blizzard Arena.

The real reason behind this ban is the OK gesture has been part of many white supremacy movements in past. Also, a campaign named Operation O-KKK was active in 2017 which involved this gesture.

So the ban of Pepe the Frog and OK gesture makes one thing apparent that Blizzard discourages meme culture associated with hate groups.


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