OKAY I’VE SEEN THIS EVERYWHERE SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS EXACTLY WHAT RIKO IS DOING HERE
in America, thumbs up means good.
In Japan, thumbs up means good.
In America, thumbs down means bad.
In Japan, thumbs down means go fuck yourself.
When I was teaching in Japan, this was literally part of my day 1 initiation, and they warned us that everyone from overseas tends to make this mistake—but if you’re teaching in Japan and you accidentally do a thumbs down for bad, sometimes students will literally push back from the desks/fall down in surprise and shock. It’s SO rude. There’s not really a ruder gesture she could have chosen without grabbing her own genitals.
Riko is my queen.