The Nebraska Cornhuskers gave its cartoon mascot an upgrade to make sure there were no associations between Herbie Husker and White supremacy.
I mean, okay. No pun intended.
In the original logo, Herbie Husker is making an “OK” gesture. Some over the last few years after connected the symbol to White supremacy – three straight fingers making a ‘W’ and the circle formed next to an extended finger make a ‘P.’
Look at the smugness with which Herbie “Kill all N’s” Husker is boasting about his Aryan Supremacy. Absolutely sickening!
Oh wait, he literally is just putting up the OK hand symbol, and not even extending the fingers. My bad.
The Anti-Defamation League had listed the OK gesture in its hate symbol list.
“A common hand gesture that a 4chan trolling campaign claimed in 2017 had been appropriated as a symbol meaning ‘White power.’ Used by many on the right — not just extremists — for the purpose of trolling liberals, the symbol eventually came to be used by actual White supremacists as well. Caution must be used in evaluating instances of this symbol’s use,” the ADL says.
Thank god we have President Greenblatt making sure to change university mascots from the 1970’s because they have the OK hand symbol.
Herbie Husker first appeared for Nebraska in 1974 and then as an in-game mascot later that year in the Cotton Bowl.
Blond, blue eyed, and square jawed. Truly an Aryan figure, if ever there was one.