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The Creator of Pepe the Frog Drew a Horrific Comic to Work Through His Feelings About Alt-Right Pepe

Many of us are hoping to wake up in 2017 and realize 2016 was all just a dream... And no one wishes that more than Matt Furie, apparently.

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memes pepe hate symbol The Anti-Defamation League Calls the Pepe Meme a Hate Symbol and It Feels Real Bad Man
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 The Anti-Defamation League has labeled Pepe the Frog as a hate symbol because white supremacists on the internet have made bigoted versions of Pepe... not as rare as they ought to be. From the ADL website:

In recent years, with the growth of the "alt right" segment of the white supremacist movement, a segment that draws some of its support from some of the above-mentioned Internet sites, the number of "alt right" Pepe memes has grown, a tendency exacerbated by the controversial and contentious 2016 presidential election.  Though Pepe memes have many defenders, not least the character's creator, Matt Furie, who has called the alt right appropriation of the meme merely a "phase," the use of racist and bigoted versions of Pepe memes seems to be increasing, not decreasing.


via Anti-Defamation League