Pepe the Frog
Pepe the Frog is a popular meme which originated as a cartoon character from the comic strip Boyz Club. Despite the left and even its original creator deeming it as racist or at least co-opted by the alt-right and repurposed to express white nationalist messages, conservatives and classical liberals have defended it, claiming it is not inherently bigoted at all. Protesters in Hong Kong in 2019 utilized the symbol, in addition to the American flag and national anthem, to represent their desire for freedom, liberty, and independence from China. YouTuber PewDiePie praised it, along with other politically incorrect memes, while criticizing outrage culture and mob hysteria.