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Zara Pulls Not-Pepe Dress After People Complain That All Frogs Are Now Hate Symbols

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 turned

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