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Alex Jones’ InfoWars Sued by Pepe the Frog Creator

Postby MrFredPFL » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:15 pm

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No fake news here — Alex Jones’ InfoWars is being sued by the creator of inadvertent alt-right mascot, Pepe the Frog.

Cartoonist Matt Furie filed suit against conspiracy theorist Jones’ InfoWars on Monday, alleging that his amphibian creation was used without his authorization.

“Artist Matt Furie created the Pepe the Frog character in the early 2000s. Pepe is an anthropomorphic frog often depicted with large, rounded, red/brown lips, bulging eyes (often with multiple white stars in the pupil), puffy eyelids, and a human-shaped body,” the suit, filed in federal court in California, reads. “At his creation, Pepe was a ‘peaceful frog-dude’ — a kind and blissful cartoon character, who lived alongside three animal roommates, and became famous in part because of his catchphrase, ‘feels good man.'”

However, the suit notes, in 2015, factions associated with the alt-right attempted to co-opt Pepe “with the image of hate, including white supremacist language and symbols, Nazi symbols, and other offensive imagery.”

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