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Feels bad, man: Apple bans Pepe from its App Store

Rather than pressing the screen to move Pepe up, users had to control the Frog by screaming into their iPhone. (Source: Vice Motherboard)
Rather than pressing the screen to move Pepe up, users had to control the Frog by screaming into their iPhone. (Source: Vice Motherboard)
While still available on Google Play, Apple's App Store has apparently deemed any apps containing beloved meme "Pepe the Frog" as "objectionable content".

Legendary internet meme character "Pepe the Frog" is about to become even more rare for iOS users. Apparently, Apple considers the presence of Pepe "objectionable content", and has confirmed this in an email to app creators who had their App recently removed.

Pepe the Frog originated in 2005 through a comic series called "Boy's Club", and hit stardom due to his reasoning for dropping his pants while using a standing urinal: "feels good man" became an meme overnight. Pepe enjoyed public support for years until, in May of 2016, The Daily Beast suddenly declared Pepe the Frog a "Nazi Trump Supporter and Alt-Right Symbol" due to the frog's appearance in various 4chan and Reddit memes deemed racist.

The App, "Pepe Scream", was a combination of Flappy-bird and "autistic screeching", so it's not a loss of anything of particularly high quality. Regardless of Pepe's App-store rejection, sudden status as a "hate symbol", and attempted murder by his original creator, it's a fair bet that Pepe will always spring back.

Also, as Vice Motherboard points out, there are still Pepes to be found in the Google Store...

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Douglas Black, 2017-06-10 (Update: 2017-06-10)
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