Pepe deemed hate symbol

Pepe deemed hate symbol

A cartoon frog turned hate symbol. Pepe the Frog, an animated anthropomorphic internet meme, was added to the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) list of hate symbols late this September. The ADL is an international Jewish civil rights and human relations group based in the United States which was founded in 1913. According to the ADL, they fight anti-semitism and for fair treatment of all.

Pepe the Frog is a character from Matt Furie’s comic series “Boys Club.” The frog quickly spread across MySpace and other social media as an internet meme, which is a humorous image, video, or piece of text that is copied often with slight variations and spread rapidly by internet users.

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