I’ve heard from many marginalized creators on how uncomfortable the Pepe emote makes them feel. It’s become a hate symbol. I don’t want a history lesson on what it used to be. I know what it represents now. The creator even retired it after hate groups claimed it.— Ian (They/Them) (@aquarterghost) March 9, 2021
I spoke with Twitch streamers who have banned Pepe The Frog emotes from their stream. Here’s why you should stop using it. https://t.co/CDW3AcvSg3— Ed Nightingale (@ed_nights) March 28, 2021
Not all streamers believe PEPE should be banned.
“Honestly, it’s a green frog. I feel no need to “fight to take back Pepe”. It’s an emote. It can be replaced,” says SkullKidNico.
“You’re really trying to convince me that there is no other imagery or emojis out there whatsoever that can convey the message you’re trying to make?” says PleasantlyTwstd.
“It’s a dead meme, team. You gotta get over it.”