Trash Doves | Know Your Meme
Meme Encyclopedia
Know Your Meme is the property of Literally Media ©2024 Literally Media. All Rights Reserved.

Trash Doves

Added by XLORM • Updated 26 days ago by Brad
Added by XLORM • Updated 26 days ago by Brad

Trash Doves


Trash Doves is a set of Facebook stickers featuring a large-eyed purple pigeon in various situations, the most notable of which is an animated sprite of the bird vigorously thrashing its head up and down. Shortly after its debut on Facebook at the start of 2017, the purple dove sticker set quickly became a viral subject of photoshopped parodies, gifs and image macros on the social media.


Florida artist and Adobe creative resident Syd Weller's "Trash Doves" sticker set officially made its Facebook debut[1][2] on January 31st, 2017, which included an animated emoji of a headbanging pigeon (shown below).

Various stickers one of which was the famous head-banging pegion the Trash Dove Typical GIF of a trash dove headbanging

As early as on February 7th, the sticker suddenly went viral in Thailand, beginning with a music video posted on the Facebook page สัตว์โลกอมตีน[4] (Animals With Paws), where it garnered more than 3.7 million views within five days.


Throughout the week, the purple dove stickers continued to gain momentum on Facebook Thailand, which was then picked up by several Thai internet news outlets[5][6][7] in the following days. By February 11th, the "purple dove" sensation had reached the English-speaking Facebook, prompting a flood of spam comments featuring the headbanging sticker on the social networking site, as well as a growing volume of image macros and photoshopped videos based on the same image on Facebook[9][10], YouTube[11] and Reddit[12][13], among others.


On February 12th, 2017, a campaign urging internet users to depict the trash dove as a symbol of white supremacy named "Pek" began circulating on 4chan's /pol/ and various Facebook pages, including Pinochet's Dank Meme Stash. Shortly afters, posts began appearing on left-wing pages accusing the bird of being a Nazi symbol (shown below, right).

l10:22 PM 9 a Search Gent William Meme Stash 3 hrs Pinochet's Dank Guys... lets make liberals think that the headbanging trash pidgeon is a symbol of white supremacy. Flood liberal posts with it. s You and I 52 others 49 Comments Love Comment Visitor Posts Tommy J Efferson 18 mins Occupy Democrats This. This is the new "low key" symbol of racism that the Alt-Right is using. Any sort of "purple pigeon" or as the Nazis are calling it "trash dove" is their new attempt to speak in code online whilst still transmitting racism. (Most times the swastika symbol won't be present. It'll just be a purple pigeon.) Just wanted to make everyone aware! #NotMyPresident

On February 13th, a Medium post titled ''Right Wing Dove Squad: How Trash Doves Became The Symbol of The Alt-Right'' was posted on Medium, which included Nazi-themed photoshops of the trash dove (shown below, left). On February 14th, a screenshot of a Feminists United Facebook page calling the trash dove a "symbol for neo nazis" was submitted to 4chan's /pol/ board (shown below, right).[18] On February 15th, The Daily Dot[19] published an article titled ''A meme war is raging over the future of Trash Dove.''

Wow Hitler had the coolest pet pigeon ever Feminists United They're pigeons a new symbol for neo nazis 3 hours ago . Like . 4 . Reply Feminists United Really just the same old s--- with cartoon packaging. 3 hours ago . Edited . Like .山3 . Reply Kimberlee I reported every one of them. 3 hours ago . Like-血4 . Reply


How others draw a bird 込 How I draw bird J) You vs the guy she tells you not to worry about
here come dat dove Are you religious? I'd like to introduce you to my religion what's your religion I'm interested comment using text comment using pictures comment using stickers comemnt usnig comeemmtment wsuing



Search Interest

External References

Comments ( 269 )

Sorry, but you must activate your account to post a comment.