The Russian Embassy in the UK upset left-wing journalists and social justice warriors after posting a picture of internet meme “Pepe the Frog” on Twitter.
“In today’s papers: pundits call on @Theresa_May to disrupt possible Russia-US thaw,” wrote the official embassy account, along with a picture of Pepe. “No trust in Britain’s best friend and ally?”
In today’s papers: pundits call on @Theresa_May to disrupt possible Russia-US thaw. No trust in Britain’s best friend and ally? pic.twitter.com/4TNf9x8PCh
— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) January 9, 2017
The post led to left-wing social justice warriors claiming that the Russian Embassy had just shared a “white nationalist” symbol, despite their claims being based off of discredited “evidence” featured in an interview with two notorious trolls.
@RussianEmbassy hi there, reporter here. are you aware of that image’s popularity among white nationalists?
— talia jane (@itsa_talia) January 9, 2017
“Hi there, someone who actually understands the internet here,” replied another user to Jane in defense of Pepe. “Are you aware that you’re a complete moron?”