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    Pepe the Frog Creator Shuts Down Alt-Right Children’s Book

    You can’t just ribbit off. Matt Furie hates that his Pepe the Frog character’s become a racist meme, and he’s battling to keep the alt-right from reaping Pepe profits. He recently nixed a children’s book set for November release, reportedly getting Texas author Eric Hauser to admit copyright infringement and make some unique restitution. Because The Adventures of Pepe and Pede (a nickname for Trump supporters) contains reputedly Islamophobic themes, the approximately $1,500 Hauser’s made from self-publishing the work will be donated to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

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