The Anti-Defamation League has named Pepe the Frog….a meme you’ve seen everywhere and probably wondered what the fuck it was over the last decade of internet…as a hate symbol.
This is a pretty funny story, that I assume is a staged bullshit story, in a 4chan or Reddit troll that made it into the mainstream media…or maybe 4chan is filled with racist internet trolls, making the site some hate group who make racist memes that the Anti-Defamation League doesn’t think are funny ..or maybe the joke behind Pepe…is that he’s not a joke…
But what I do know is that I always hated Pepe the Frog and I always hated seeing him in Memes so I’m glad someone is trying to take the fucker out….
“A cartoon frog tied to anti-Semitism and racism that has become an unofficial mascot of the alt-right has been added to the Anti-Defamation League’s list of hate symbols, joining the ranks of the swastika and the Confederate battle flag, the group said on Tuesday.
The frog, known as Pepe the Frog, did not originally have anti-Semitic connotations, the league said in a news release. The meme proliferated in outlets such as 4chan, an anonymous online message board, and the social media site Reddit, and morphed into a symbol associated with anti-Jewish and bigoted ideas, the release said.”
The alt-right, a movement of extremists that uses white-supremacist iconography and mixes it with pop culture, co-opted the frog cartoon to appear with a Hitler-like mustache, wearing a skullcap or a Ku Klux Klan hood, the league said, adding that the images were used “in hateful messages aimed at Jewish and other users on Twitter.”
This is the world we live in….
Via NEW YORK TIMES