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    During a Question Time airing, as the camera moved across the studio, one man could be seen discreetly making an OK sign with his fingers, deemed by some to be a symbol that stands for white supremacy.

    The BBC Question Time audience was driven into a frenzy last night after one member thrust his fingers in a sign that has been associated by some with white supremacy, although it later appeared that it was an innocent drinking joke intended for his friends, a source told the Mail Online.

    Twitter users eagerly weighed in on the OK gesture, which involves putting your thumb and index finger together while keeping the other three outstretched, as it is known to have been used by right-wing groups to mean “WP”, which stands for “white power”.

    “They had a white supremacist throwing up white power signs on question time last night so it's apparently all fine”, one posted, while another fumed:

    “Oh... A white supremacist has fallen through the BBC's very 'vigorous' question time applications”.
    “BBC allows 'White Power' supporters in the audience?” another indignant user posted, going on to assume that they possibly “had Farage on the panel and needed some like-minded folks to back him up”:

    “The BBC should have removed this guy”, another stated unequivocally, with many more reacting similarly:

    Political sides also came in, with some Labour accounts taking a swipe at the BBC for “promoting white power”:

    The audience member has issued no public comment on the criticism, but made it clear that he was deeply terrified at his gesture being interpreted as a racist one after another audience member explained to him what it meant.


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