Universal Character Made 'OK' Hate Symbol Over Little Black Girl Outraging The Family

Universal Character Made 'OK' Hate Symbol Over Little Black Girl Outraging The Family

The family did not inititally notice the symbol but they were outraged when they were looking at the photos and saw the sign.

The symbol of 'OK' has been identified as one of the hate symbols recently by Anti-Defamation League (ADL). It has been used by the alt-right groups and neo-nazis and has grown to be identified with racial hatred. As reported by USAToday, a family, therefore, was justifiably outraged when they found a Universal character making the sign over their daughter in a photo they took long back.

Tiffiney and Richard Zinger were at Universal Orlando with their daughter to attend the character breakfast on March 23. Their daughter (6-year-old) at that time was posing with a character, Gru, from the movie 'Despicable Me'. The young girl is biracial and has autism but was excited to have her photo taken with her favorite characters.

The family was going through their old photographs when they noticed that the actor who was dressed in Gru's attire was holding an upside-down 'OK' symbol over their daughter's shoulders. Needless to say, they were enraged at this insensitive act and made a complaint. The actor has since been fired. 

The spokesperson, Tom Schroder, of Universal Orlando Resort issued a statement later which said: "We never want our guests to experience what this family did. This is not acceptable and we are sorry – and we are taking steps to make sure nothing like this happens again. We can’t discuss specifics about this incident, but we can confirm that the actor no longer works here. We remain in contact with the family and will work with them privately to make this right."

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