It is getting easier and easier to get fired for innocently offending someone. This one is bizarre:
Universal Orlando has fired an actor dressed as the “Despicable Me” character Gru and flashed a white power symbol while posing for a photo with a 6-year-old biracial girl with autism and a 2-year-old boy, a representative from Universal Orlando told TheWrap.It seems very unlikely that the actor intended some sort of hate symbol.
The girl’s parents Tiffiney and Richard Zinger told USA Today that they noticed in one of their family photos that the actor was discreetly making the upside down “OK” gesture, which has been recognized as a hate symbol commonly used by white supremacists, while resting his hand on the girl’s shoulder. Video given to USA Today by the family further showed that the actor rested his hand on the girl’s shoulder as normal, and then made the gesture as the photo was being taken.
“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,” Tom Schroeder, a spokesperson for Universal Studios in Orlando said in a statement. “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.”
Maybe it is better to just stay away from a 6-year-old biracial girl with autism. If this man can be blamed for this, there is no telling what you might be blamed for. The SJWs tried to ruin the Covington boy because a facial expression was perceived as a smirk.