David Hogg, the controversial Parkland High School student who has been whipping up a storm on behalf of the anti-gun lobby since the Parkland school massacre, drew more controversy Saturday after he made an odd salute at the end of his speech.
“Thank you. I love you all. God bless all of you and God bless America. We can and we will change the world,” he said in Washington before pointedly throwing his fist in the air.
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) March 24, 2018
Some likened it to a Nazi salute, while others claimed it was communist.
Kyle Kashuv, another Parkland High student present during the shooting, but who doesn’t advocate for gun control, asked followers to caption the photo.
Caption this? pic.twitter.com/61jZcmQ3cb
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) March 24, 2018
“First it was armbands, now it’s salutes. #MarchForOurLives seems dedicated to reviving the totalitarianism that brought so much bloodshed last century. The demonization of groups in society, calls for violence, etc This is why Americans own guns,” one person said on Twitter. “Raised fist is a Communist gesture,” one person noted.
“Not a good look. Gonna be a meme fest with this,” another added.
LoLol…this guy's getting way to big for his britches..rather his skinny pants. https://t.co/2BoO1h0up8
— ★LAZARUS★ (@Terra_Nulius) March 24, 2018
What a clown. Looks like a communist to me. https://t.co/bZlYWzdYJB
— Aulona Bushi Capaj (@AulonaBC) March 24, 2018
Feels a little Hitler-esque. https://t.co/D63qI6cOsa
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) March 24, 2018
This dude's taste of fame is going to his head. Bigly! https://t.co/rlC8Vya1G2
— Black Labrador (@AntiqueSully) March 24, 2018