Pedobear

Contents: Meaning | Origin | Spread

Meaning


What does Pedobear mean?

Pedobear is a well-known cartoon mascot on the internet and media as it’s used to signal the administrators by the users of the message board website 4chan when illegal pornographic content has posted on the site.

Pedobear is often misinterpreted as a symbol of Lolita complex and paedophilia in law enforcement and in the news.

The emote can be used on Twitch.tv to react to girls that might show up in a game with a questionable age or to controversial topics.

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Origin


What's the origin of Pedobear?

Pedobear which we know today was known as Kuma (bear) on a Japanese message board website 2channel. It was an ASCII art image and its earliest known mention was in 2003.

It was created for a reaction to threads where the original poster was fishing for attention and was used to highlight the thread. Over the years, this has gradually evolved before becoming the Pedobear we know today.

A unique emote was created for the streaming website Twitch.tv and added to the BTTV (Better Twitch TV) collection, which can be obtained by installing its browser extension, that adds new unique emotes, chat features, etc. to enhance you viewing experience.

Spread and Usage


How did Pedobear spread?

As of 10/12/2019 according to the website StreamElements, Pedobear is the 68th on the list of most popular/used emotes on the website Twitch.tv.

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Published: 12/29/2019 by | Last updated: 02/28/2021 | 951 views | Report error




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