Systemic white supremacy has seeped into the golf industry thanks to NBA superstar Steph Curry. During a product launch for his new golf brand in China, Curry donned a hat with the “OK” symbol, which journalists and left-wing activists have labeled a hand gesture representing “white power.”
Watchdog groups like the Anti-Defamation League and Southern Poverty Law Center have labeled it a “hate symbol,” with racist undertones.
The logo representing Curry’s “Range Unlimited” gear that is made by Under Armour is a hand in the formation of the “OK” sign. Although Curry is a person-of-color, a report from The Daily Beast’s Arun Gupta states that young men of color are joining the white supremacist movement at an “alarming rate.”
Twitter went wild last week when a group of Proud Boys gathering in Downtown Orlando ahead of President Trump’s re-election kickoff were spotted marching through the streets displaying the white supremacist “OK” symbol that Mr. Curry has chosen as the logo for his entire brand. The Proud Boys are known to routinely flash the hand sign.
Fellow LauraLoomer.US contributor Andrew Meyer wrote about this last week, disputing an AP journalist’s claims about the meaning of the hand gesture and the Proud Boys use of it.
Enrique Tarrio, the Afro-Cuban Chairman of the Proud Boys, says it is “entirely possible” that Steph Curry has joined his organization and could appear at their annual gathering in Las Vegas this fall.
“His membership application could already be in the mail. Our California chapter recently told me they had someone really famous attend a local meet-up in the Bay Area. It could have been Curry.”
In the past few months, the OK hand gesture has caused uproar across the nation. A Chicago Cubs fan displayed it during a live TV interview, earning himself a permaban from Wrigley Field. A member of the Coast Guard was investigated and reassigned for doing something similar before that.
Following his product launch featuring the white supremacist hang gesture, Curry’s future in the NBA and public life in general are now in question. What’s next for the superstar?
Is he going to pop up center-right behind President Donald “Hitler” Trump at his next hate rally? Could he hit the back nine at Mar-a-Lago?
The NBA has been shaken to its core in the hours since Curry’s product unveil. This is a developing story.
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