Jazz hands are now the inclusive form of support. Notably, there has been a movement to have people snap rather than clap around the country, but snapping would also seem non-inclusive for deaf people. Thus, in the span of a year or so, “snappers” went from the cutting edge of inclusive angst to sound-producing reactionaries. As they say, revolution like Saturn devours its own.
The National Union of Students have taken this further to crackdown on those clapping as marginalizing others. Estelle Hart, an NUS elections committee member declared: “No whooping, it does have a serious impact on some delegates ability to access conference.”
Other members gave warnings that people were heard to “whoop” and that such conduct would not be permitted in order to protect those triggered or marginalized by vocalization of support.
One student actually proposed a ban on all future clapping and whooping from all conferences in the interests of the “safety and wellbeing” of disabled students.
While the fist pumps and country heels may be triggering, here is a tutorial for those who need to be reeducated on the use of the jazz hands: