Pedobear or also Pædobear aka Roy Harms is one of the more famous and long running 4chan memes. He actually originated from 2channel (2ちゃんねる, ni channeru, 2ch for short), Japanese Internet forum, where he was called Kuma (クマー), literally "Bear". Some argue the Japanese omitted the "Pedo-" prefix to avoid redundancy since most anything churned out in Japan is assumed to promote pedophilia.
While Kuma was generally lecherous, Pedobear became the mascot for 4chan's legion of knuckle-dragging pedophiles, targeting prepubescent girls, or "loli". Like King Leonidas and each subsequent wave of Lolcats, Pedobear is the subject of many bad photoshoppings, usually pasted into whatever piece of child pornography b-tards get their filthy paws on.
I have this horrible feeling that 4Chan is what normal discourse will look like 10 years from now.
I have this horrible feeling that 4Chan is what normal discourse will look like 10 years from now. It seems to be oozing into our mental spaces like some horrible sweary racist ichor.
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