Man of Myth and Legend
on to his great rewards. Condolences all.
Go read the rest at the link above, has related video.Pepe the Frog â€˜diesâ€™ at age 12
By Jackie Salo, May 8, 2017
Pepe the Frog, whose likeness became a troll meme, has croaked at the age of 12. His spirit may live on in bigoted corners of the internet, but creator Matt Furie confirmed the frogâ€™s death Saturday with an illustration of his funeral. It is not clear how Pepe passed.
Furie shared the news on his Tumblr along with a link to an Comic Book Resources article eulogizing Pepe. â€œWhile itâ€™s unlikely Pepeâ€™s official death will stop extremists from co-opting his image, this was, perhaps, the most effective way for Furie to reclaim his character; Pepeâ€™s soul has returned to his creator. Rest in Peace,â€ CBR author Shaun Manning said.
Pepe the Frogâ€™s life started innocently as a cartoon in Furieâ€™s â€œBoyâ€™s Clubâ€ comic, but somewhere along the way, he ended up falling into a bad crowd.
On social media, Pepe started to become associated with white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the alt-right, particularly during the 2016 election.
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