Pepe The Frog Labeled Hate Symbol By ADL Due To Media Narrative
(Last Updated On: October 12, 2016)

We’ve reached peak absurdity. The Anti-Defamation League have labeled anti-Semite and Nazi depictions of Pepe the Frog as hate speech.

CNN is reporting that the ADL has added certain Pepe images to the database as a hate symbol. According to the ADL’s post on their official website

“[…] because so many Pepe the Frog memes are not bigoted in nature, it is important to examine use of the meme only in context. The mere fact of posting a Pepe meme does not mean that someone is racist or white supremacist. 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.”

They provided examples of Pepe being a symbol of hate, with the following collage of images below.

The media have been waging a war on memes since their open onslaught against gamers in 2014. The ridiculousness of the matter reached new heights of inanity when Hillary Clinton’s campaign began targeting Pepe the frog after the media created a narrative that Pepe represented white supremacy.

The reality is that as a meme anything can mean anything. If trolls wanted, they could associate the CNN symbol or the Gizmodo symbol or PBS with white supremacy. I would be interested in seeing if enough images of Big Bird in a Nazi SS uniform went viral would they also add Big Bird to the ADL database as a symbol of hate?

Pepe has been around for more than a decade and has been depicted in all sorts of imagery created by any and everyone on the internet. His addition to the ADL’s database comes after the media began reporting that Pepe the frog was a symbol of hate and associated with Donald Trump after he appeared in a meme that was retweeted by Trump’s son. The image that was retweeted is pictured above. The image came about after Hillary Clinton labeled Trump supporters as a “basket” of “deplorables”. Following the image, the media have been on a non-stop narrative barrage claiming that Pepe is racist.

It’s at least wise of the ADL to point out that anyone can make imagery of a meme, but if they’re going to add Pepe to the database then they’ll need to add every other meme that has been used with nefarious purposes to the database.

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  • C G Saturation

    Yup. ADL exists to screw the rest of us over. You’re not allowed to criticize their corruption. You don’t like getting screwed over? Well, then you’re racist.

    Meanwhile, I’m hearing that multiple media outlets including Pakham’s show are simultaneously colluding to push the narrative that Trump lies constantly, while insisting Hillary didn’t lie. They say the synchronous timing is “a coincidence”. Do I smell LameJournoPros?

    I watched the “debate” which consisted almost entirely of the moderator and Hillary colluding to constantly attack Trump and paint him as a liar whilst completely ignoring any real issues. You can tell that was the narrative they had planned before they went in.

    From the knowledge I’ve gained over the years, I didn’t notice Trump lying at all. I also noticed Hillary constantly lying. Like I’ve been saying, we live in a bizarro reverse world where facts = lies and lies = truth. Thanks, Soros and friends.

    I wonder how much longer until people realize that trying to exist in reality whilst believing the complete opposite is a surefire path to self-destruction.

    • Hillary cannot do no wrong because she is a woman mate. If you disagree you’re sexist, misogynist, woman-hating chauvinist.

  • Grey

    “If trolls wanted, they could associate the CNN symbol or the Gizmodo symbol or PBS with white supremacy.”

    Why even go that far? It would only take half a million hours or less in Paint to turn the Anti-Defamation League’s own logo into a white supremacist meme. It’s already awash in Nazi imagery. Like so!

    Aryan-Defense League. It’s like the Earth Defense Force, but it only saves white people.

    • durka durka

      hahahah its like Ben Garrison all over again. These people hold important positions and cant do basic google search, i feel bad for all these people at knowyourmeme that archive those things for dipshits like them to learn about them.

  • Hawk Hopper

    I thought the tizzy about ((())) was stupid, but this is completely retarded.

  • Gorgon

    Trump may just win on memes alone.