Russian Embassy Trolling UK Prime Minister Using ‘White Supremacist’ Pepe

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By Andrew Stiles | 12:26 pm, January 9, 2017

The Russian Embassy in London continues to troll Western leaders via its official Twitter account.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is the latest target of the embassy’s Twitter trolling. “In today’s papers: pundits call on Theresa May to disrupt possible Russia-US thaw. No trust in Britain’s best friend and ally?” the account tweeted on Wednesday, along with a photo of Pepe the Frog.

Pepe the Frog is a popular internet “meme” that has been used for years by internet weirdos to troll people online. The Pepe meme was infamously employed by a faction of aggressive racist and anti-Semitic supporters of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign .

As a result, some in the media have come to see Pepe as a “white supremacist frog.” Whether or not this is entirely fair to Pepe is a matter of debate among people on the internet. The Wendy’s official Twitter account was criticized for tweeting a Pepe meme last week. The tweet was quickly deleted, and Wendy’s issued a statement explaining that the social media manager “was unaware of the recent evolution of the Pepe meme’s meaning.”

The Russian Embassy in London made headlines in late December following the President Obama’s announcement of retaliatory measures against the Russian government for its role in the hacking of Democratic Party individuals and institutions. The embassy Twitter account lashed out at the “hapless” Obama administration, and posted a photo of a “lame duck.”