What's up with the One eyed gesture?

I was wondering what views are out there concerning the prevalence in the media of a particular gesture by artists and celebrities and stuff.

He/She covers one eye or make the A-ok hand gesture over one or both eyes. What does this mean and why can this deliberate gesture be seen being performed by so many people?

Is it some religious sign/symbol or something and if so what does it mean? If not then what is it all about? I would appreciate a serious response to this please:

Here is an example here

and another here

One more thing on that long long list to extend that 15 minutes of fame.

Clearly it’s a sign that they are all minions of the evil entertainment industry.

no, really. I have no idea but I’d wagar if we don’t know what it means it means nothing. :shrug:

either they’re getting their vision checked or they’re showing off their bedazzled nails?

I did a quick Bing search and there were a lot of different theories. Can you do a quick search? Then you can investigate and discuss. There really are too many for me to start listing them here for you.

This is the first I’ve ever seen or heard of this being done. I typically avoid all of the celebrity stuff though.

I vote for the eye exam, (notice the glasses in the first example) :yup: :nerd:


Its a revision of “see no evil”. We already know that “Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil” does not include “do no evil”; so we might as well keep one eye open to make sure we’re doing evil halfway right. :smiley:

Or its the new “Junior Birdman” for drunk pilots.


THIS one? :smiley:

Glasses… you’re doin it wrong. Hahahahaha.

Come on everyone…this is a new member who specifically asked for serious responses. I’m all for a little good natured ribbing, but I don’t want to run him/her away either. :slight_smile:

If you look back in the OP, he said, “or making the a-ok sign over one or both eyes.”
Personally, I’d like to think anyone who does it is aspiring to be like JPII. :slight_smile:

But seriously, to the OP, given that the Pope did it, I’m sure it’s nothing serious.

Okay, the serious response is:
Lady Gaga frequently uses the “Eye of Horus” gesture, symbolic of the All-Seeing Eye (her left eye is in her hand, it can look like the A-ok sign). Supposedly it goes back to ancient occult practises. I’d link to the website but I’m not positive that its appropriate…:wink: You could do a google search for one of those terms to learn more.

I meant mine to be a bit of a tension breaker, as the OP seemed a little bit worried about the nature of it. Figured seeing our beloved Pope doing it might put his/her mind at ease until someone comes up with a serious answer. Plus, that picture is hilarious.

The picture is definitely hilarious. :o

I have heard that it is one of two things.

  1. the all seeing eye
  2. more likely the person is saying “What I see is OK” or “I see OK”

For some reason, I suspected the hand of Lady Gaga. It just seems like one of those vaguely mysterious wanna-be avant garde things she would do. :rolleyes:

I wasn’t trying to “get on” you all for joking a bit at all. I’m sorry if it came across that way. I was genuinely concerned about alienating a new member. I have no problems with joking. It looked like it could get out of control is all. :stuck_out_tongue:

This whole trend being the “eye of Horus” thing seems a little more likely when you see things like that Kanye West video loaded to the brim with Egyptian and Masonic imagery. It’s more than a little creepy, but I try not to think too much about conspiracies or anything of that sort because I really have no way of knowing what’s actually going on. Although I can certainly understand why some people tend towards such theorizing, seeing as it’s not all together improbable that such things can happen when you look back at history. MK-ULTRA anyone? So I don’t like to throw the possibility baby out with the probability bathwater.

Pretentious artists have always coopted the occult; it adds to their mystique and sense of “otherness.” However, I’m not at all unfamiliar with the theories (in my younger days, I took the ultimate conspiracy theory primer course, aka David Icke.) There’s no doubt in my mind that the architects of pop culture have an agenda, but things like this I don’t put much stock in.

This amiable gesture simply means “I am watching you and you can’t hide! Hiding won’t do you any good”