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.
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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.
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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.
By 2015, it had become one of the most popular memes used on 4chan.
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.
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.
Since then, Pepe's creator has publicly expressed his dismay at Pepe being used as a hate symbol.
The meme's original use has evolved over time and has many variants, including Sad Frog, Smug Frog, Feels Frog, and "You will never..."