Pepe the frog, a cartoon character that has long been used as a popular internet meme, has been declared a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) after its increased use by anti-Semites and white supremacists.
The initially innocuous character joined the ranks of the Swastika, Confederate Flag, Aryan Fist following its induction on Monday. The ADL created the “Hate on Display” database of racist terms and imagery in 2000.
Pepe the Frog, the cartoon used as both an innocuous online punchline and an anti-Semitic meme, is now a hate symbol.
A cartoon character has been declared a hate symbol after the character reportedly became a meme and spread virally on social media. The Anti-Defamation League announced Tuesday that it has added “Pepe the Frog” to its online “Hate ...
Pepe the Frog, the popular internet meme adopted by the ultra-conservative alt-right movement, has officially been deemed a hate symbol. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) added Pepe to its database of hate symbols on Tuesday, calling...
Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character turned Internet meme, has been added to the Anti-Defamation League’s database of hate symbols.