Today the emote is used on the streaming website Twitch.tv to express one’s stupidity or in some cases to describe a person with mental disability as a pejorative.
Pepega is part of the Pepe the Frog variant emotes, which are as following:
The emote was created as a mistake in 2018. on the messaging platform Discord by a user who misspelled the command for the emote, he was trying to post to a conversation.
Other users quickly caught on, spamming the term Pepega which prompted the user to create the version know known.
This has spawned a unique emote to be added to the FrankenFacez extension later in 2018. which is an enhancement to the streaming website Twitch.tv.
As of 10/12/2019. Pepega is 47th on the top 100 most used emotes list according to the website StreamElements.
The emote is heavily used on the channel of streamer called Forsen, who broadcasts to the website Twitch.tv on a daily basis and is ultimately responsible for popularising the emote.
- Urban Dictionary – Pepega