The anti-defamation league (ADL) has declared ‘Pepe the frog’ a symbol of ‘far right hate’ and ‘white supremacy’.
Initially, Pepe began as a non-political cartoon adored by teens and social media users. Later, Pepe became popular among Donald Trump supporters and members of the alt-right.
The ADL says Pepe represents several ‘bigoted themes’ as well as ‘anti-Semitic’ vitriol.
Earlier this month, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted an image featuring both himself as well as the cartoon frog. Trump’s daughter Ivanka and her husband are both Jewish however- and Donald Trump has many positive ties with Jewish organizations despite charges by the ADL.
The ADL says that “Although Pepe memes have many defenders, not least the character’s creator, Matt Furie, who has called the alt-right appropriation of the meme merely a ‘phase,’ the use of racist and bigoted versions of Pepe memes seems to be increasing, not decreasing.”
The fact that a cartoon frog has gained such noterietay among leftists is proof of how backward and regressive liberals and Democrats have become.
Even Hillary Clinton has dedicated an entire page on her website to attacking Pepe. It just can’t get any more ridiculous than this.
Interestingly enough, liberals aren’t the only group that has slapped a proverbial ‘ban’ on imagery it does not like. Muslims as well have banned cartoons of the prophet Mohammad for instance.
Truly the left has become the new ‘puritans’- a bulwark against free speech in the West.