This Is How A Cartoon Frog Became A Hate Symbol
The Anti-Defamation League announced it added Pepe the Frog to its hate symbols database.By Lauren Stephenson | September 28, 2016
Meet Pepe the Frog. He's the latest symbol to be added to the Anti-Defamation League's hate symbols database.
Yes, Pepe — who has also come to be known as Sad Frog — joins the ranks of the swastika and "14 Words."
The ADL said the recent rise of the alt-right — especially in the wake of the presidential election — has led to the creation of more racist and anti-Semitic Pepe memes.