The original artist of the pepe the frog character has killed him off.
Matt Furie’s created the socially inept frog back in 2008 for the comic book series called “boys club” but the frog was quickly adopted by the internet and crowned the king of memes. Since then the frog has been used as a meme in lots of different situations and to promote lots of different things. For years pepe the frog was used innocently in memes on the internet but that all changed when politics got the hold of him. Various far right political movements started to use him to promote their agendas making pepe the frog synonymous with white supremacy and fascism.
Matt Furie’s attempt to kill off pepe the frog shows that the creator is not happy with his creation being used by the alt right and white supremacists.
In an interview with the times magazine Matt furies said that “I understand that it’s out of my control, but in the end, Pepe is whatever you say he is, and I, the creator, say that Pepe is love.”
Is Matt furiers right to kill off the frog? Is pepe even his to kill off? There is some doubt about who actually created pepe the frog. Many believe that pepe was not created by Matt furiers but created by an anonymous 4chan user many moons ago and Matt Furie simply plagiarized the design.
Whomever may or maynot have created the frog, pepe’s funeral is an attempt to put the end to the use of him as a “racist” meme character once and for all…. or it might have the opposite effect and just raise pepe’s profile even more and make him even more popular in the meme world.
Pepe’s funeral is an attempt to put the end to the use of him as a meme character once and for all…. well thats the plan anyway wether or not it will work or will is anyones guess. This funeral may just have the opposite effect and just raise pepe’s profile even more and make him even more popular in the meme and alt right world.
But pepe can never die…