So the latest trend the internet is obsessed over is this crazy floppy bird dancing in a weird way so what’s all the hype about?
Originating from Florida artist and Adobe creative resident Syd Weller, the “Trash Dove” is part of a sticker set featuring a large-eyed purple pigeon in various situations — most notably the bird vigorously thrashing its head up and down.
As explained by the Daily Dot, it involves the Thai word for bird, nok, which has an alternate translation meaning “someone hopelessly single or suffering from unrequited love.” And honestly, just look at that doofy bird flapping its neck around. It went viral on the Valentine’s Day when all the singles used this sticker perhaps to annoy committed couples.
But now the symbol has moved past light trolling and is considered to be an alt-right meme used to spread neo-Nazi propaganda.
A campaign dubbed “Operation Nazi Bird” from 4chan’s /pol/ message board — the epicenter of far-right extremist activity — was responsible for the shift.
The campaign called for the alt-right to use the bird to clog up the comment section of prominent leftist Facebook pages.
Users are also being encouraged to start photo shopping Trash Dove into images of Nazi propaganda, with users quick to comply.
Earlier this month users began photo shopping the bird alongside swastikas or perched on Hitler’s shoulder, like a pet.
Some even took to calling the bird, “Pek,” a reference to another “alt-right” icon known as “Kek.” Kek is an ancient Egyptian character, imagined as some sort of distant relation to Pepe.
Now the Trash Dove is being recast as the symbolic reincarnation of another ancient Egyptian character: Thoth, the bird headed god.
Well you never know what the internet does or what kind of stuff it makes up….
Meanwhile the trash dove be like… Magar boss maine aapko bola kya hai?