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Celebrity hotspot Catch has vehemently denied accusations that its rooftop hand stamps feature a symbol of “white power.”
A rep for the Meatpacking District eatery said that its entry stamp featuring a three-fingered hand gesture — which has become associated with white supremacist groups — has nothing to do with hate, after a concerned diner snapped a photo.
“How did noone notice this blatant offense?” another rooftop attendee asked us.
A rep for Catch insisted that the symbol, which can also mean “OK,” was part of a positive-messaging stamp pack and has nothing to do with hate.
“We just wanted to just say this is absolutely not the case. This was a four-pack from Staples we purchased a few weeks ago, which also included a peace sign, thumbs-up and a smiley face,” the rep told Page Six on Monday.
“All are benign in meaning. The partners of the company are also Jewish and would never condone hate messaging in any form.”
In April, a “Jeopardy!” contestant was accused of flashing the “white power” symbol on air and had to explain that he innocently meant it as a celebratory gesture to mark his third victory.
“I’m truly horrified with what has been posted about me on social media. I absolutely, unequivocally condemn white supremacy and racism of any kind,” Kelly Donohue, a banker from Winthrop, Mass., wrote in a Facebook post.
“People who know me personally know that I am not a racist, but for the public at large it bears repeating: I am not a racist and I reject and condemn white supremacy and all forms of bigotry for the evil they are.”
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