Calling All Artists: The Creator of Pepe the Frog Wants Your Help in Reclaiming the Character
Pepe the Frog is the little green character you’ve seen associated with alt-right message boards and white nationalism. As we told you before, his creator Matt Furie was devastated to see his drawing co-opted in that way. Today, at the “Never is NOW!” anti-semitism summit put on by the Anti-Defamation League, Furie explained how he is planning to take his character back.
— Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) November 17, 2016
— (((MarjanKG))) (@MarjanKg) November 17, 2016
The project has been going on for a few days now. Furie created the Twitter account @bigfroggreasy to promote the #SavePepe initiative.
— Pepe (@bigfroggreasy) November 16, 2016
— Pepe (@bigfroggreasy) November 15, 2016
— Pepe (@bigfroggreasy) November 12, 2016
Here’s where you come in! Start drawing Pepe doing things that don’t advance the ideas of white nationalism and do promote peace.
— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) November 17, 2016
Obviously, hashtag your creations with #SavePepe.
— rob corddry (@robcorddry) November 15, 2016
Alternatively, send your creations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Matteo Farinella (@matteofarinella) November 13, 2016
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