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http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/28/us/pepe-the-frog-hate-symbol-trnd/index.html

Annoying? Yes. Hate symbol? Maybe. Is this politically motivated? Absolutely.
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a meme worth fighting for?
Posted 9/28/16

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a meme worth fighting for?


Of course.

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Posted 9/28/16 , edited 9/28/16
It typically used by people who think vitriolic trolling and online poll raiding is political participation. Losers.


I wouldn't label it hateful, but a symbol of general idiocy.


No need to legitimize it as nothing more than internet fads.
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Not all Pepes are sinister, the ADL said.
The designation does not apply to all Pepe memes because most of them are not bigoted in nature, the ADL said.
"The mere fact of posting a Pepe meme does not mean that someone is racist or white supremacist," the group said.
"However, if the meme itself is racist or anti-Semitic in nature, or if it appears in a context containing bigoted or offensive language or symbols, then it may have been used for hateful purposes."


^^The conclusion of the linked article.

Most of the time I don't think Pepe is used for racist reasons. The image is mostly used as a trollish reaction or shit posting.
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Specifically, the ADL hasn't said that it is a hate symbol, they've just added it onto their list of things that have seen significant use as part of hate speech or racist propaganda. It's certainly not the only innocuous thing on that list that has been put to both good and bad uses.
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The uses of Meme Magic are strong with this post.
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xD Omg lol
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I've never seen a more butchered meme.
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Pepe is getting himself into all sorts of shit these days...
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Posted 9/28/16 , edited 9/28/16

Context matters, though.

"Not all Pepes are sinister." the ADL said.

"The mere fact of posting a Pepe meme does not mean that someone is racist or white supremacist," the group said. "However, if the meme itself is racist or anti-Semitic in nature, or if it appears in a context containing bigoted or offensive language or symbols, then it may have been used for hateful purposes."

This just in. Racist/anti-semitic images on the internet are hateful.
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