Save Pepe

52 Signatures Goal: 1,000

We the signatories implore the Anti Defamation League, ADL, to remove the designation of Pepe the frog or any likeness as a hate symbol.

In 2006, Matt Furie created Pepe the Frog as part of the Boy’s Club comic book. Pepe began as a blissfully happy frog where he enjoyed a simple life of snacks, soda and pulling his pants all the way down to go pee. Pepe’s reputation became globally recognized as a positive, sometimes sad, but mostly silly character. In a move of artistic frustration, Furie preemptively “killed” Pepe drawing him in an open casket surrounded by his fellow Boy’s Club friends. Currently Furie launched a #SavePepe on kickstarter as a means to try resurrect him. This petition is a continuation of the efforts to #SavePepe as a means to restore his reputation and good name so that we can feel good again.

Last year, the ADL designated Pepe as a hate symbol due to the appropriation of it by the alt-right. We believe that label erroneously normalizes the legitimacy of Pepe as an agent of hate and we wholeheartedly reject that notion. Pepe and the ADL, believes in “the power of inclusion and uniting people from diverse groups.” Pepe stands for peace, acceptance, and love. It is with that message in mind that we ask you to join us in restoring Pepe’s positive image to who he was, who he is, and who he is to become.

In response to the negative effect of the ADL’s designation of Pepe. This petition is a call to action imploring the ADL to remove Pepe as a hate symbol and to join us in restoring Pepe’s positive reputation. By signing this petition :

We reject the normalization of hate of any kind

We reject the hijacking of Pepe as a character that perpetuates hate

We reject Pepe as a hate symbol as designated by the ADL

Please help our cause by signing this petition and save Pepe’s reputation. Thank you for your support.

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  • Nikki Bruises
    Nikki Bruises United States, Austin
    Aug 13, 2017
    Aug 13, 2017
    Bring Pepe back
  • Deiva
    Deiva United States, Charlotte
    Jul 17, 2017
    Jul 17, 2017
    Save the
  • Cari Levison
    Cari Levison United States, Culver City
    Jul 14, 2017
    Jul 14, 2017
    Save Pepe!!!!
  • Griffin Waterman
    Griffin Waterman United States, Chicago
    Jul 13, 2017
    Jul 13, 2017
    The ADL is a tremendous organization and the positive effects of their work have been almost too numerous to count. However, by classifying this goofy frog as a hate symbol the ADL legitimizes those who have appropriated his likeness for terrible ends. Matt Furie's creation is rooted in positivity and love (and pulling his pants all the way down when he pees) and declassifying Pepe as a hate symbol is a crucial step toward reclaiming Furie's original intent for the character.
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    Nikki Bruises United States
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    Emma Kernan United States
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    Deiva United States
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    Cari Levison United States
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    Griffin Waterman United States
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    Erik Aucoin United States
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    Michael Pang United States
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    Ataulf Shekelrubber Russian Federation
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    Ivan Vogler Russian Federation
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    Claudiare Motley United States
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    Azul Niño United States
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    Jon Scholl United States
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    Patricia Colli United States
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    Leef Michael Smith United States
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    Heike Burr United States
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