The always loved ‘Wiggly finger’ pointing action was thought to be a fun Wiggles trademark. The truth behind the action will shock you!
The gesture, which involves wiggling the hands with just the thumb and index finger pointing outwards, hides a very sad fact about male entertainers who work with children.
Wiggles co-founder Murray Cook told SBS’ The Feed on Monday that the move was created to show where the entertainers’ hands were when they were photographed with children.
‘The thing of being a man in early childhood [education], when you’re a teacher in early childhood, you have to be aware that you can be accused of things,’ Murray, 58, told The Feed’s Marc Fennell.
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‘In photos for instance, if there are kids there, if you’ve got your hands doing this [Wiggles finger gesture], everyone sees where your hands are.’
He added: ‘It’s a shame that it’s an issue, but it’s an issue and you have to protect yourself, as well.’
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