Pepe the frog is now a white nationalist symbol Watch
- 15-09-2016 17:42
(Original post by JohnGreek)
- 15-09-2016 18:50
Using a meme in a racist picture doesn't make those who use it to convey other messages anti-Semitic/racist/supremacist by association.
I've seen Pepe being used in a wide variety of memes (if you don't believe me, go on 4chan and look at the different boards in which it's been seen), ranging from making fun of ancaps to trolling the stereotypical fat, lonely dude who's 40 years old and lives in his mum's basement.
What would be more accurate to say is that Pepe can be used in White supremacist images, but that is something that applies to most of the memes out there (including, funnily enough, Kappa and Thomas the Tank Engine). It's always good to be a little more specific in these matters.
(Original post by TheIr0nDuke)
- 15-09-2016 18:54
There's plenty of anti-Semitic art on the internet. Genuine Nazis and trolls from /pol/ convert the original Pepe images to unflattering caricatures of racial stereotypes. Nothing to do with the thousands who aren't Nazis.
Would you call Hillary Clinton a Nazi for being friends with Senator Robert Byrd (an ex-KKK member)?
I didn't say that the many people who used this meme were all Nazis. See my post above.
(Original post by WBZ144)
- 15-09-2016 19:10
Well, of course it has been used in various and diverse instances; like the link said, it started off as an innocent, popular internet meme. But an there is an alarming amount of racist and anti-Semitic art that has made use of the meme lately. No one is calling for it to be banned or saying that anyone who uses it is racist or anti-Semitic, just making the point that certain groups have taken a liking to Pepe.
- Thread Starter
- 16-09-2016 07:32
Pepe is generally popular un alll 4chan boards so no need for paranoia.
(Original post by slaven)
- 16-09-2016 10:43
You have prooveb enough to be insane. You would go far enough to equate Pepe with a swastika.
Besides, Nazis think that colonialism is a good thing too. The closeness of their beliefs to yours is getting ever more defined.
See? I can generalise too
- 16-09-2016 16:38
- Political Ambassador
- 16-09-2016 16:39