Friday, September 30, 2016

Free the Frog

The time has come to take back the meme:
The war started when Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign branded the cartoon frog a “symbol of white supremacy,” basing their claims on a Daily Beast interview with two notorious trolls who have since mocked the author for taking their bait.

The claims have since been echoed by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, NBC’s Katy Tur, Heat Street’s Louise Mensch and Ian Miles Cheong, and even the Anti-Defamation League, who added the cartoon frog into their Hate Symbol Database alongside the Nazi swastika, the burning cross, and the Ku Klux Klan logo.

Attempting to take back their beloved cartoon frog meme, users on Twitter have protested the media’s coverage, using hashtags such as #TheWarOnMemes.
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