Groyper is an alt-right meme originating on 4chan in the /r9k/ board, created by user "Big Dog Groyper" on February 28, 2015. The /v/ board of 4chan later submitted a similar variation on March 25, 2016. Groyper would later gain popularity on May 31, 2017 when a user replied to the creator's post and on July 28, 2017, a YouTuber named Savickas uploaded a video titled "Groyper Mesmerizes you to sleep". The original image of Groyper is a fat toad who crosses his hands together. Since then the character has served as an alternative to the popular Pepe the Frog, as unlike Pepe, Groyper can be used exclusively as a symbol for the alt-right. He is notable enough to have received media attention, albeit only from Slate and Medium.