12 Times the Alt Right Turned Something Innocent into a Symbol of Hate


1Pepe the Frog

Pepe the frog started out as an innocent frog, but was gone through a metamorphosis into a symbol of hate. Popularized by the /r9k/ board on 4chan, the frog was adopted by the alt right as a hate symbol. It’s use became so widespread during the elections that the Clinton campaign created an article detailing the frog, and Donald Trump tweeted a picture of himself depicted as Pepe. Some still hope to be able to reclaim Pepe, but for the most part, he has been completely corrupted by the alt right.