Cartoon frog called Pepe the Frog officially classified as ‘hate symbol’

Cartoon frog called Pepe the Frog officially classified as ‘hate symbol’
 

A little green frog has been officially classified as a hate symbol after gradually transforming into an icon of white supremacy.
In case you’re not familiar, the frog – known as Pepe the Frog – is a meme that is incredibly popular with the so-called ‘alt-right’, a group of far-right, tech-savvy, racist misogynists who tend to fester in online forums such as 4Chan’s /pol/.
Despite being first created by cartoonist Matt Furie in 2005 under completely innocuous circumstances, Pepe’s image has been so deeply sullied that he has now been added to the Anti Defamation League’s Hate on Display... read more

 
28 September 2016 in Hot News, Views: 40
Source: Metro
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