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Le American Bear, also known as Spurdo Burger, is a cartoon character based on an obese-looking Spurdo Spärde wearing a pair of sunglasses and a t-shirt bearing the patterns of an American flag. In web cartoons, the character is portrayed in negative stereotypes of Americans, such as obesity and gun violence.
According to a Finnish Wiki site Meemi.info, "Le American Bear" first originated on a Finnish imageboard's Ylilauta /int/ board. Eventually, on January 5th, 2012, the earliest known archived image surfaced on 4chan's /jp/ (otaku culture) board, depicting the American Bear as a tourist.
On September 6th, 2012, a YouTuber SonikkuandTairuzu uploaded a video titled "Spürdo Spärde Time – American Tourist" featuring the original illustration. (shown below). In two and a half years, the video had accrued more than 31,480 views.
On October 26th, 2012, Youtuber Caesium Red uploaded a music video based off the image of clapping American Bear with the caption "5/5 Bretty Good :DDDD", titled Le American Bear's Greatest Hits [Album]. As of March 2015, the video had around 92,700 views. On January 1st, 2013, Youtuber Benebirbuszma uploaded the video titled American Bear Rides for Freedums – xD. As of March 2015, the video had around 195,290 views.
Not counting other videos, American Bear has also appeared in countless images poking fun of various stereotypes and other aspects associated with the American culture.
"Freedom Ain't Free"
"Freedom Ain’t Free" is an idiomatic expression used to honor the service of U.S. military members for defending what many consider to be core American values, such as liberal democracy and individualism. On 4chan, the phrase is commonly associated with an image macro featuring an overly proud Murican version of Le American Bear combined with a satirical caption ranting about American exceptionalism, conservatism and right-wing values, which has also spawned several derivatives based on the snowclone "X ain't free…"
Freedom Ain't free. The tree of liberty and freedom gotta be litterd with the blood of Patriots. Barack HUSSEIN obama aka "B. O" is not my presidnet. he is Islamic gommunist and probbaly kenyan as well :DD. ADAM and eve not adam and STEVE ok. praise jesus.
 Meemi.info – Le American bear
 archive.moe – Oldest known archived image
 BuzzFeed – How A Leftist Finnish Meme Became A White Supremacist Comic Strip
 4chan – Band of Brothers
 4chan – Why Are Americans So Stupid?
 YouTube – Search Results for 'Le American Bear'
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