Pepe the Frog
Author Eric Hauser denies the book has racist themes. Source materials provided by his illustrator tell a different story.
While witches gather nationwide to cast a binding spell upon our new president, a mysterious 4chan cult claims to have gotten Trump elected through the power of Pepe the Frog and his connection to an ancient Egyptian god.
The TL;DR version? Some dude who calls himself Thuggy-D said that Wendy’s beef patties had to be frozen. What ensued was a Twitter takedown that first swung heavily in Wendy's favor, then took a not-so-great turn.
When blocking hate speech, we should look at the source, not the words.
"I'm worried someone without context will see my hand on a bus or something and start fearing me... or thinking there are more white supremacists and that they are a bigger threat than they really are."
Pepe the Frog's daddy, Matt Furie, wants to Make Pepe Mundane Again.
Like a virus, negative memes are getting into our brains and our collective consciousness.