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June 30, 2017

Is Kek racist or just parody?

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Howl 13 hours ago#1
I really didn't understand WTF kek even was until like a month ago and it all seems like crazy absurd.
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KillerSlaw 13 hours ago#2
It was just a World of Warcraft thing I thought.
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Gafemage 13 hours ago#3
It's not racist, it's just really really unfunny.
Howl 13 hours ago#4
KillerSlaw posted...
It was just a World of Warcraft thing I thought.


Not now, there's like a fake religion based around it and Pepe the frog.
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Iain121 12 hours ago#5
Do you believe Pepe is racist?
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Rida_Go_To_Bed 12 hours ago#6
davyheinz 12 hours ago#7
Howl posted...
KillerSlaw posted...
It was just a World of Warcraft thing I thought.


Not now, there's like a fake religion based around it and Pepe the frog.

Nope, that's not a thing.
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weapon_d00d816 12 hours ago#8
How is it racist?
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Antifar 12 hours ago#9
The joke, as I understand it, is "haha, we're not racist, we just made people think we are!" Which, uh, congrats?
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Webmaster4531 12 hours ago#10
It's definitely racist.



Meh, just don't like WoW nerds.
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FrenchCrunch 12 hours ago#11
weapon_d00d816 posted...
How is it racist?

from what i understand folks at TheDonald emulate the nazi flag using a kek symbol or something
DarkDragon400 12 hours ago#12
It was a joke that spiraled out of control because this is the internet.
weapon_d00d816 12 hours ago#13
Apparently it was a WoW thing where Horde players typed "lol" and Alliance players would see it as "kek".

At first I thought it was an intentional typo of "lel" since the K and L keys are right next to each other -- "lel" being a common joke corruption of lol and le, to parody 9gag and Reddit users.
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Blackstar110 12 hours ago#14
"kek" is just orcish for "lol" in World of Warcraft

Anything else is overcomplicating things
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KillerSlaw posted...
It was just a World of Warcraft thing I thought.


They made it like that in WoW as a joke about how Koreans type laughter though (repeating the Hangul letter k, in chats that don't allow for it, they type out kekeke)

So from that perspective, you could say it's racist against Koreans
yemmy 12 hours ago#16
Kek is an egyptian god that is a frog 

Jesus Christ google it. 

And as far as kek, Pepe, etc being racist, well it all depends on how seriously people take it.
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s0nicfan 12 hours ago#17
The tl;dr is that after pepe the frog was declared a racist hate symbol and Hillary gave an entire speech on the alt-right, someone discovered that there was an actual egyptian frog god called Kek and the 'chans ran with it. The joke is that kek is a god that performs "meme magic" when worshiped which got Trump elected. That blew up into it becoming an "official" nation of the internet (kekistan) complete with theme song (shadalay). So it's basically an identity at this point for channers to scare off normies.
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yemmy 12 hours ago#18
Pitlord_Special posted...
KillerSlaw posted...
It was just a World of Warcraft thing I thought.


They made it like that in WoW as a joke about how Koreans type laughter though (repeating the Hangul letter k, in chats that don't allow for it, they type out kekeke)

So from that perspective, you could say it's racist against Koreans


The kek he's talking about has nothing to do with WoW
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Melonfarms 12 hours ago#19
I thought kek was just a form of lol that developed on one of the chans.

like... lol became lul which became lel which became kek.
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Romulox28 12 hours ago#20
s0nicfan posted...
The tl;dr is that after pepe the frog was declared a racist hate symbol and Hillary gave an entire speech on the alt-right, someone discovered that there was an actual egyptian frog god called Kek and the 'chans ran with it. The joke is that kek is a god that performs "meme magic" when worshiped which got Trump elected. That blew up into it becoming an "official" nation of the internet (kekistan) complete with theme song (shadalay). So it's basically an identity at this point for channers to scare off normies.

yup this is on the money

the whole point of the kek s*** is to troll & laugh at liberals who are very scared of the alt right, so they make kekistan flags look like the nazi flag or whatever

whether or not this is true racism or just nerds being edgy trolls is a grey area because you never can tell with anonymous s*** on the internet. im of the belief that a lot of people that are into this s*** have varying degrees of identifying with it, i.e. maybe they're not full blown white supremacists but they hear something from Richard Spencer and go "you know what, this guy makes some good points" etc
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Antifar 12 hours ago#21
Melonfarms posted...
like... lol became lul which became lel which became kek.

Which became

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s0nicfan 12 hours ago#22
Romulox28 posted...
s0nicfan posted...
The tl;dr is that after pepe the frog was declared a racist hate symbol and Hillary gave an entire speech on the alt-right, someone discovered that there was an actual egyptian frog god called Kek and the 'chans ran with it. The joke is that kek is a god that performs "meme magic" when worshiped which got Trump elected. That blew up into it becoming an "official" nation of the internet (kekistan) complete with theme song (shadalay). So it's basically an identity at this point for channers to scare off normies.

yup this is on the money

the whole point of the kek s*** is to troll & laugh at liberals who are very scared of the alt right, so they make kekistan flags look like the nazi flag or whatever

whether or not this is true racism or just nerds being edgy trolls is a grey area because you never can tell with anonymous s*** on the internet. im of the belief that a lot of people that are into this s*** have varying degrees of identifying it, i.e. they're not full blown white supremacists but maybe they hear something from Richard Spencer and go "you know what, this guy makes some good points" etc


Well apparently someone (maybe Sargon? I forget) is abusing how impossibly vague the UK rules on ethnicity to officially register "kekistani" so it'll appear on the 2020 UK census. It's meant to be a sort of protest on how silly ethnicity is treated in the UK, but technically speaking it supposedly checks all the boxes so it might become a legally "real" thing soon if they get (got?) enough signatures.
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Solid Sonic 12 hours ago#23
Lel is the misspelling of lol.
Kek is the misspelling of lel.
Jej is the misspelling of kek.

That's how it works.
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DarkDragon400 12 hours ago#24
s0nicfan posted...
Romulox28 posted...
s0nicfan posted...
The tl;dr is that after pepe the frog was declared a racist hate symbol and Hillary gave an entire speech on the alt-right, someone discovered that there was an actual egyptian frog god called Kek and the 'chans ran with it. The joke is that kek is a god that performs "meme magic" when worshiped which got Trump elected. That blew up into it becoming an "official" nation of the internet (kekistan) complete with theme song (shadalay). So it's basically an identity at this point for channers to scare off normies.

yup this is on the money

the whole point of the kek s*** is to troll & laugh at liberals who are very scared of the alt right, so they make kekistan flags look like the nazi flag or whatever

whether or not this is true racism or just nerds being edgy trolls is a grey area because you never can tell with anonymous s*** on the internet. im of the belief that a lot of people that are into this s*** have varying degrees of identifying it, i.e. they're not full blown white supremacists but maybe they hear something from Richard Spencer and go "you know what, this guy makes some good points" etc


Well apparently someone (maybe Sargon? I forget) is abusing how impossibly vague the UK rules on ethnicity to officially register "kekistani" so it'll appear on the 2020 UK census. It's meant to be a sort of protest on how silly ethnicity is treated in the UK, but technically speaking it supposedly checks all the boxes so it might become a legally "real" thing soon if they get (got?) enough signatures.

VectorChaos 12 hours ago#25
Pitlord_Special posted...
KillerSlaw posted...
It was just a World of Warcraft thing I thought.


They made it like that in WoW as a joke about how Koreans type laughter though (repeating the Hangul letter k, in chats that don't allow for it, they type out kekeke)

So from that perspective, you could say it's racist against Koreans


I never played WoW and thought for years it was the kekeke Korean laughter before I learned about its use in WoW. Used to see Koreans use it on old-school Battle.net all the time, wondered why suddenly everyone was doing it.

I still don't get what the f*** 'huk' means, another word they seemed to just throw out there a lot.
Gheb 12 hours ago#26
weapon_d00d816 posted...
Apparently it was a WoW thing where Horde players typed "lol" and Alliance players would see it as "kek".

At first I thought it was an intentional typo of "lel" since the K and L keys are right next to each other -- "lel" being a common joke corruption of lol and le, to parody 9gag and Reddit users.

Your initial thought isn't exactly wrong. While "kek" did originate from WoW, its more widespread usage outside the WoW community did derive as a parody of "lel", which was a parody of "le".
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Melonfarms 12 hours ago#27
I didn't play WoW and I didn't know kek had WoW origins. That is actually interesting.
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Vertania 12 hours ago#28
Romulox28 posted...
the whole point of the kek s*** is to troll & laugh at liberals who are very scared of the alt right, so they make kekistan flags look like the nazi flag or whatever

whether or not this is true racism or just nerds being edgy trolls is a grey area because you never can tell with anonymous s*** on the internet. im of the belief that a lot of people that are into this s*** have varying degrees of identifying with it, i.e. maybe they're not full blown white supremacists but they hear something from Richard Spencer and go "you know what, this guy makes some good points" etc

It feels like a modern take on LaVeyan Satanism to me.

He used Satanic symbols to basically troll and scare Christians, but the actual "religion" was just a humanist, atheist philosophy. Like, they both embrace imagery that makes people assume they're worse than they are.
Howl 8 hours ago#29
s0nicfan posted...
The tl;dr is that after pepe the frog was declared a racist hate symbol and Hillary gave an entire speech on the alt-right, someone discovered that there was an actual egyptian frog god called Kek and the 'chans ran with it. The joke is that kek is a god that performs "meme magic" when worshiped which got Trump elected. That blew up into it becoming an "official" nation of the internet (kekistan) complete with theme song (shadalay). So it's basically an identity at this point for channers to scare off normies.


Thank you. I don't get why everyone is talking about WOW still even after I mentioned that I was talking about the bigger internet meme.
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Pitlord_Special posted...
KillerSlaw posted...
It was just a World of Warcraft thing I thought.


They made it like that in WoW as a joke about how Koreans type laughter though (repeating the Hangul letter k, in chats that don't allow for it, they type out kekeke)

So from that perspective, you could say it's racist against Koreans


Incorrect. The language you type is procedurally replaced using built in language modules using the character values of the word you type as the randomization seed to guarantee a deterministic replacement of the same word to the same word. lol happened to get translated into kek by pure coincidence. lol is not the only 3-letter word that translates into kek.
yemmy 3 hours ago#31
SpreadManning 3 hours ago#32
Everything is racist.
TheFireRises 3 hours ago#33
Itt: people time travelled to 2004 to introduce Nazism into WoW beta. 
As the Tauren says to the Dwarf: kek
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SuperNamekGod 3 hours ago#35
Its lol translated in World of Warcraft, and is used instead of lol.
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TrollSlayer11 3 hours ago#36
kek is from World of Warcraft... holy s*** i feel old. then liberals, media, and SJWs turned it into something racist. It started off as a play on "lol" because when enemy players typed it you couldn't understand them so it translated lol into kek. Hence the saying "top kek"....

then they did the same thing with Pepe the frog.... Pepe the frog started off ass a meme from the online bodybuilding community. Bodybuilding.com and then the bodybuilding subreddit used Pepe for a bunch of different memes. Don't know why we but we did.

Then somehow as of last year he became a part of this alt-right nonsense and now is associated with racism and nazism? Wtf? He's just a bodybuilding meme frog.

So tired of people ruining everything. They take innocent things and ruin them...
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yemmy 21 minutes ago#38
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kek_(mythology)

TrollSlayer11 posted...
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did you not read the posts before you posted and then bumped it to argue?

Kek was embraced by /pol/, they created it. Pepe was just used to make a memes, then Hillary Clinton and such called them out on it so it became their official mascot. 

It is closely associated but not the same. The reason that /pol/ and such uses Kek originates with WoW in a way, because it just so happens to be the name of the God that has a frog head like Pepe. Also the song Shadilay (that I posted the video of) is a song from an Italian band named "P.E.P.E." and the original release of the record had a picture of a frog on it. So that is the Kekistani national anthem. 

I personally thought triggering liberals was funny for a while but nowadays when I'm fighting with my sister because she's posting literal slander from CNN articles on facebook I'm sorta getting tired of it. The backlash of them being "triggered" is too damn much, and you can see it everywhere, especially on social media/forums like these.
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Roxborough4Ever 9 minutes ago#39
lol...the only thing "racist" about it is, that its the language that you hear the enemy players speaking that you can't understand, so thats what their text comes out as....how the hell is that racist?
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