Gun control proponent and Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg was mocked on Twitter for raising a clenched fist in what some saw as a “Nazi salute” following promises to secure more restrictions on the Second Amendment.
Hogg gave a four minute address at the end of the Washington, DC march for gun control and included promises to vote out Congressional members who side with the NRA. He said politicians were “shaking” over the students’ march for gun control and Bustle quoted him saying, “Let’s put USA over the NRA.”
Following the speech, he stepped back from the podium and pushed his clinched fist into the air:
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) March 24, 2018
Second Amendment advocate and Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv responded tweeted a photo of Hogg with his fist in the air, asking followers to caption it.
Caption this? pic.twitter.com/61jZcmQ3cb
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) March 24, 2018
The Blaze observed that many of Kashuv’s followers “compared the gesture to the Nazi Party salute.” Twitter users posted:
— michael c. di maio (@moonlightdimaio) March 24, 2018
No caption needed! pic.twitter.com/RrhtmoVPZF
— bcsurvivor (@jacknbridge) March 25, 2018
Another Twitter user compared Hogg’s clinched fist with a socialist gesture:
— longhawl (@longhawl) March 25, 2018
And many others simply mocked Hogg for striking a pose, suggesting it was a throw back to America’s disco days.
On March 24 Breitbart News reported that Hogg told Axios his teachers are “very understanding” when it comes to letting him skip school for gun control rallies and commitments.
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