(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.