A cartoon frog cannot be racist, you f*cking idiots

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When Hillary Clinton’s PR team first wrote a hit piece on Pepe the frog being racist, I have to admit that I found it really hilarious. It was one of those things that was so bad that it kind of became good in an ironical way. Like the movie Troll 2 or Birdermic. Nothing to see here, just old people failing to understand Internet culture and memes. Its all good.

And it was all good up until seemingly sane people begun to go full retard, giving credence to this ridiculous notion. Ian Miles Cheong who was instrumental in exposing chat logs of SJW harassers a few weeks ago Tweeted about how he was wrong about Pepe and it was indeed an anti-Semitic meme:

ian pepe racist

Ian had written an article for Heat street just a week ago defending Pepe, but upon second thought after pressure from his superiors, went full 180 on his views. Heat street published a new article, apologizing for saying Pepe wasn’t racist:

“A week or so ago we published a piece by a valued contributor, Ian Miles Cheong, one of our best gaming writers, stating that the Pepe the Frog meme is not antisemitic and that Hillary Clinton’s explainer was wrong.

That piece was inaccurate. We apologize for publishing it. The piece was floated and rejected in a story meeting yet somehow, at high volume, this one slipped through the net.”

First of all, let me just say that the fact that a green frog is an important topic in a presidential election, says quite a lot about us. We could be discussing the economy, foreign affairs or our national debt right now, but hey, if you want to talk about a frog, then we’ll talk about a frog.

Did memes gain sentience and no one told me? Have scientists gone too far this time? Can memes think for themselves now? Because that seems like what these people are saying. Pepe gained sentience and can now think for itself. Being the evil frog he is, in his new found sentience and enlightenment, he decided to join the far right in order to fight Jews.

In their article, Heat street said that Pepe wasn’t always racist, but had been “co-opted” by racists in the pat few months. To prove this, they posted some anti-Semitic Pepes they supposedly found online:

pepe 1 pepe 2 pepe 3

So just because Nazi variations of Pepe exist, that makes Pepe a Nazi meme? Is Nicki Minaj a Nazi?

nikki minaj pepe

What about Katy Perry?

katy perry pepe

Last year alone, Buzzfeed, the supposed progressive stronghold published at least 9 articles promoting Pepe. That’s some nice white supremacist propaganda, Buzzfeed.

Sure are quite a lot more racists online that I thought.

Since we’re already down that road, here’s a couple other things you should know:

There’s a communist Pepe:

pepe communist

There’s also a Pope pepe:

pepe christian

Here’s an Islamic pepe:

pepe islamist

Nobody “co-opted” pepe, because nobody owned pepe in the first place. Nobody owns any meme on the internet. Anyone is free to use any meme if they want.

This entire argument boils down to “X group of people use item Y, therefore everyone who uses item Y from now onward now possesses the attributes of X”

Pepe is racist because racists have used it? Well here’s a couple of things racists also use:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Sarcasm
  • Satire
  • Science text books
  • Mobile phones
  • Computers
  • The Internet

Guess we’re all racist now.

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