The Rape of Pepe the Frog

(In the olde sense of “evil absconding  …”)

You have to feel most sorry for Matt Furie. Unfortunately, denouncing the appropriation and how wrong it is will not, I fear, keep Pepe’s original image from being buried. The ugly fact is that, once an overwhelming number know an image as a symbol of something it did not start out representing, the earlier meaning is doomed. Pepe is well on the way to becoming a stoned-out swastika.

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