Wednesday, January 11, 2017

That evil frog

The Russian Embassy today tweeted a racist frog meme to Theresa May, seemingly mocking her over relations with Donald Trump.

The official Twitter account of the Embassy in the UK tweeted a picture of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon character declared a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League.

The character was increasingly used by the so-called 'alt-right' segment of the white supremacist movement - particularly in support of Donald Trump ahead of the 2016 Presidential election.

The Russian Embassy's tweet was accompanied by the message: "In today’s papers: pundits call on @theresa_may to disrupt possible Russia-US thaw. No trust in Britain’s best friend and ally?"


It's just a frog with different meanings for different people.  That the ADL call it a symbol of hate proves nothing.  The ADL  exists nominally to protect Jews but spend most of their energies attacking U.S. Christians -- who are the only friends Jews have.  They are just another mob of addled and hate-filled Leftists


Anonymous said...

The professionally offended can always find something to be offended about on behalf of other people.

Bird of Paradise said...

There is more important things to worry about then a some sinsister frogs

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the white supremacists know that similar images to this "frog" have been utilized in science fiction for years as alien invaders.

Anonymous said...

That the ADL call it a symbol of hate proves nothing.

Actually, it proves that Mr. Ray didn't check his sources.

This is what the ADL says about Pepe the Frog:

However, because so many Pepe the Frog memes are not bigoted in nature, it is important to examine use of the meme only in context. The mere fact of posting a Pepe meme does not mean that someone is racist or white supremacist. However, if the meme itself is racist or anti-Semitic in nature, or if it appears in a context containing bigoted or offensive language or symbols, then it may have been used for hateful purposes.

In other words, the ADL never claims the frog aloine is a symbol of hate, but rather mixed with other messages, the meme can itself can be hateful, bigoted, racist, etc.

That seems to be the perfect balance of actually examining how something is used and what is said to determine an appropriate response rather than a blanket condemnation of something.

Mr Ray and the Mirro got this one wrong.

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

Anything like Bucky Ohare and the Toadwars?