The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Hit and Run Reason
I’ve found it—the stupidest “social justice” controversy of the week. That’s a high bar, of course, but I believe this saga of retail #resistance clears it. Ready?
Keyboard warriors have convinced international clothing company Zara to pull a limited-edition denim dress designed by Spanish pop artist Mario de Santiago, who goes by the name Yime. His sin? The dress featured two frogs.
According to the London-based artist—whose work is full of whimsical, cartoonish animals and figures—the idea for the frog dress “came from a wall painting I drew with friends four years ago.” It was part of a collection of “Oil on Denim” design collaborations between Zara and independent artists, featuring images including four-eyed Japanese women, dying birds, smiley faces, panthers, skulls…and the ill-fated amphibians.
It seems that to folks on social media, the pair looked a little too much like Pepe, the innocent cartoon turned all-purpose meme turnedpost was originally published on this site