Matt Furie Partners with ADL to #SavePepe

Pepe the Frog has been on a long wild ride this year. From a book release of Boy’s Club to bring his peace-loving ways to the masses, to being intentionally coopted by 4chaners and/or alt-righters to make him dangerous and dare I say, deplorable. From political volleyball used by both presidential candidates to charm and then warn against racists. And finally, from categorized hate-speech by the Anti-Defamation League to his current form of experimental message of peace and love through a partnership with creator Matt Furie and the ADL.

The ADL made their announcement in a press release last Friday about their new attempt to create a series of “positive Pepe memes and messages” to “reclaim Pepe so that he might be used as a force for good”.

We fully support this partnership and wish the best for the little green stoner dude.

Want to get caught up on the news? Here’s a round-up of the latest Pepe press, and ways that you can #SavePepe:

ADL Joins With “Pepe” Creator Matt Furie in Social Media Campaign to #SavePepe – via the ADL

Campaign Aims to Help Pepe the Frog Shed Its Image as Hate Symbol – via The New York Times

I’m Reclaiming Him. He Was Never About Hate – via TIME

Pepe the Frog: To Sleep, Perchance to Meme – via The Nib

#SavePepe: creator Matt Furie seeks to take back Pepe the Frog – via Boing Boing

Pepe The Frog’s Creator Shares New Comic, Announces #SavePepe Campaign – via The Fader

#savepepe – Matt Furie fights to reclaim Pepe the Frog from white supremacists – via Comics Beat

‘#SavePepe’: Anti-Defamation League Launches ‘Pepe the Frog’ Campaign – via NBC News

Dear Internet, It’s Time To #SavePepe – via Huffington Post

The Pepe The Frog Artist Wants To Make His Character Great Again – via Bustle

Episode 187: Matt Furie – via RiYL Podcast