Joel and Victoria Osteen Caused A Stir With This Hand Gesture

In 2017, Joel and Victoria Osteen finally had their controversies line up. Both of them were getting the heat for 𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑔𝑒𝑑𝑙𝑦 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑒𝑣𝑖𝑙 during their son’s graduation ceremony.

According to the Daily Mail, the pair were celebrating Jonathan’s graduation from the University of Texas when they posed for some photos throwing up the  “𝐻𝑜𝑜𝑘 ‘𝑒𝑚 𝐻𝑜𝑟𝑛𝑠.” For some, this may signal the devil. For others, it’s literally a hand gesture that’s been used for ages representing the school’s mascot Bevo, a Texas Longhorn steer. Apparently, the devil and bovines both have horns in common. If you’re in a metal band, it may also be a signal that you’re rocking out particularly hard.

Though the Daily Mail claims the Osteens received mostly positive comments about the graduation photos, other users did push back. One said, “I honor you but that hand gesture sent a very bad signal sir! Can’t believe it’s you.” Another reportedly chimed in, writing, “Congratulations for belonging to the [devil emoji] or what? [Please] Victoria kindly explain.” Now, it’s impossible to tell if the hand sign has goaty Baphomet vibes or if the finger curvature is distinctly more cow, but the Satanic Temple didn’t go ahead and sue the Osteens for intellectual property theft like they did with Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, so it’s probably okay.

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