When is the ‘OK’ gesture not OK?

France’s Marine Le Pen, of the far-right National Rally, is the latest politician to find themselves in hot water for signalling that everything is OK.

While visiting Estonia’s far-right EKRE party, which has just entered government, she made the ancient hand gesture in a selfie with the party’s youth leader, Ruuben Kaalep.

There is just one problem – the symbol has been widely used by white nationalists in recent years, and for many people has taken on a darker meaning.

“I’d never heard of the second meaning of this trivial gesture,” Marine Le Pen said.

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