Pepe the Frog

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Pepe the Frog as he appears in graffiti from the 2019–20 Hong Kong protests.

Pepe the Frog is an internet meme. He is an anthropomorphic green frog who had originated in a comic by Matt Furie called Boy's Club.[1] He appears in many different types of popular memes on the internet. By 2015, he is the most popular meme in 4chan and Tumblr.[2]

He has also appears as a symbol of alt-right movement.[3] However, Pepe's creator didn't like it that Pepe the Frog is being used as a hate symbol, and he will sue any organization who uses Pepe as a hate symbol.[3]

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  1. Khan, Imad (April 12, 2015). "4chan's Pepe the Frog is bigger than ever—and his creator feels good, man". The Daily Dot. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. Hathaway, Jay (December 9, 2015). "Tumblr's Biggest Meme of 2015 Was Pepe the Frog". New York Magazine. Archived from the original on July 25, 2017. Retrieved 2017-09-14.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Swinyard, Holly (June 13, 2019). "Pepe the Frog creator wins $15,000 settlement against Infowars". The Guardian. [Pepe's] image quickly became a meme on MySpace, and later the anonymous message board 4chan, before it was co-opted by the US 'alt-right' in the early 2010s.