Pepe the Frog meme branded a 'hate symbol'

Pepe the Frog meme branded a 'hate symbol'
 

Online cartoon Pepe the Frog has been added to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL)'s database of hate symbols.
Other logos cited as offensive by the ADL include the Swastika and the "Blood Drop Cross" of the KKK.
The anti-bigotry group said "racists and haters" had "taken a popular internet meme and twisted it".
Pepe has recently been depicted as Adolf Hitler and a member of the Ku Klux Klan.
Pepe made his debut in 2005 in artist Matt Furie's "Boy's Club" cartoons. Since then, pictures of the creature have spread through the online communities 4chan,... read more

 
28 September 2016 in World News, Views: 45
Source: BBC
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