Pepega (pronounced “peh-peyguh”) is a Twitch Emote featuring a distorted image of Pepe the Frog which is used to ironically express that something is stupid and is commonly accompanied by the slang pejorative to describe a person with a mental disability and the words “FOR SAN” in reference to the Twitch streamer Forsen. Online, the emote is frequently posted in Twitch chats and the /r/forsen subreddit.
On April 8th, 2018, in a conversation on Discord, user adew posted the first known usage of the Pepega emote (shown below, left). It appears that the name “pepega” is derived from Adew’s attempt at posting the meme but leaving out the second colon (shown below, right).
Pepega was added to FrankerFacez on April 8th, 2018 (shown below).
On September 13th, 2018 Redditor elojudx posted to /r/forsen saying that Pepega had been added to Forsen’s chat. The addition led to spamming of the emote, as members of the community were displeased with the addition. On September 14th, user BikoPikog posted a Ghostbusters parody of the emote to /r/forsen, gaining 69 points (shown below, left). A screenshot of the spamming was posted September 15th to the subreddit (shown below, right).
An additional version of the emote involved adding a horn to it and typing “FOR SAN” as if the emote were shouting “Forsen” in a silly voice. A screenshot of the spamming was posted to /r/forsen on October 12th, 2018 (shown below). Another posted October 17th, 2018 gained over 240 likes (shown below, right).