Pepe the Frog has become the symbol of Hong Kong’s summer of unrest. Many protesters don’t realise the frog is a symbol of white nationalism and an icon of hate in the United States.

How Pepe the Frog became face of Hong Kong protests – despite cartoon being a symbol of hate in US

  • Smug cartoon frog has become a mascot of sorts for protesters during Hong Kong’s ongoing summer of unrest
  • However, many Hongkongers don’t realise the frog is actually a symbol of America’s alt-right movement
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

TOP PICKS

Pepe the Frog has become the symbol of Hong Kong’s summer of unrest. Many protesters don’t realise the frog is a symbol of white nationalism and an icon of hate in the United States.
READ FULL ARTICLE
Christina Ko

Christina Ko

Hong Kong-based writer and editor Christina has covered the luxury scene for over a decade. She covers topics ranging from beauty and wellness to arts and culture. Formerly the editorial director of Prestige Hong Kong, she has written for various publications including Hong Kong Tatler, Discovery and Silverkris, as well as for clients such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Estee Lauder and Lane Crawford.