Virginia’s tourism agency will eliminate images of people making heart symbols with their hands in its upcoming advertising campaign because the gesture is also used by a violent street gang. The “Live Passionately” campaign will remove images of models making the hand gesture, one of several signs associated with the Gangster Disciples, Corp. officials said Friday. The gesture shows thumbs and index fingers formed into a heart.
Bad move. Gangsters take vacations too, y’know.
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