Herbie Husker has escaped with his reputation intact. It was just in time, too… because the oversized corn farmer was showing all of the classic racist tendencies. He is white. And he was making an “okay” hand gesture which has been co-oped by lunatics as really meaning “white power” … or something.
As reported by The Hill, the longtime Cornhuskers mascot will no longer give the “OK” symbol, instead his affixed hands will be showing that Nebraska is “No. 1.”
THANK-FVCKING-GOODNESS this has been resolved.
Racism is over.
Nebraska even had to release a statement about the change. Which is equally insane.
“That hand gesture could, in some circles, represent something that does not represent what Nebraska athletics is about,” Nebraska athletics licensing director Lonna Henrichs told the Flatwater Free Press. “We just didn’t even want to be associated with portraying anything that somebody might think, you know, that it means white power.”
The “OK” symbol is apparently not used by all white supremecists — just a smaller group that started using it in 2017 to troll others, per the Anti-Defamation League.
The organization did note that not everyone who uses the gesture is displaying a symbol of hate…. only white people… who are the worst… unless they are liberal white people, then they are fine, too.
Either way, chalk up another victory for the overly sensitive, easily offended society we currently live in. You guys did it, you made change happen… or something.