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8 Facts About Pepe the Frog

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Pepe the Frog is a popular Internet meme.

An Internet meme is an activity, concept, catchphrase or piece of media which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet.

A frog is any member of a diverse and largely carnivorous group of short-bodied, tailless amphibians composing the order Anura.

Who Is Pepe The Frog? The Creation And Origin Of A Classic Meme by Behind The Meme

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The green anthropomorphic frog with a frog-like face and a humanoid body is originally from a comic series by Matt Furie called Boy's Club.

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions, and intentions to non-human entities and is considered to be an innate tendency of human psychology.

Pepe the Frog - Internet Hall of Fame by TheGamerFromMars

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It became an Internet meme when its popularity steadily grew across Myspace, Gaia Online and 4chan in 2008.

Myspace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos.

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By 2015, it had become one of the most popular memes used on 4chan.

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Beginning in 2015, the character's image has been appropriated as a symbol of the controversial alt-right movement.

The alt-right, or alternative right, is a loose group of people with far-right ideologies who reject mainstream conservatism in the United States.

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The Anti-Defamation League added Pepe the Frog to their database of hate symbols in 2016, adding that not all Pepe memes are racist.

The Anti-Defamation League is an international Jewish non-governmental organization based in the United States.

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Since then, Pepe's creator has publicly expressed his dismay at Pepe being used as a hate symbol.

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The meme's original use has evolved over time and has many variants, including Sad Frog, Smug Frog, Feels Frog, and "You will never..."

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