The Wow emoticon is now racist

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  1. Apocales 4:35a.m. just one more episode..

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    The Alt-Right Has A New Symbol And It's Everywhere

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    The Alt-Right is notorious for having a wide variety of secret codes and symbols to hide their racism online. The codes evolve so fast that normal people, known to the Alt-Right as “normies”, aren’t able to keep up. Frequently, they appropriate some innocent symbol, such as they have done with "Pepe the Frog" and "Trash Dove". Well, they’ve done it again, and this time their victim is the “wow” reaction on Facebook. Facebook recently added several additional reaction choices besides the traditional “like”. Besides “wow”, users could react with “love”, “haha”, “sad”, “angry”, or for a short time, “thankful”, to posts that showed up on their feed. Recently, members of the Alt-Right have adopted the “wow” reaction as a way to show their support for a racist post. The reason for this is that while other Alt-Righters will know that a “wow” reaction is a sign of approval, a “normie” would see it as saying, “wow, that’s racist!” This way, members of the Alt-Right are able to show each other support for their white supremacist views, without being outed as a racist. But now you know what to look for, so keep an eye out for people “wow” reacting to racist posts, because chances are, they’re a Nazi.
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    It must be utterly exhausting for them to find something offensive in everything.
    When I started reading the article I thought they were going to find it offensive for another reason.

    TBB needs to add a wow emoticon. :)
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