Pedobear Makes Awkwardly Appropriate Appearance in Florida Coupon Book

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Pedobear, the online meme meant to mock pedophiles, recently popped up in a Lakeland, Florida coupon book for a computer parts distribution company called CP Distributor. Unfortunately, CP also stands for "child pornography," and it appears some clueless coupon designer included the image not knowing the implications. To keep the misfortunes rolling, one of the principals of CP Distribution is a registered sex offender.

Having to explain Pedobear, a meme from the 4chan message board, to people unaware of it is perhaps one of the most awkward tasks, so we'll let URLesque do it for us:
Pedobear is a shorthand for saying, "You're being creepy about a kid." If anyone on 4chan posts a picture of a questionably young-looking girl in a sexy pose, someone will inevitably reply with a pic of Pedobear. Many times, Pedobear is added to a picture to point out real-world sexualization of presexual kids, but it's alternately shown as an acknowledgment of being inappropriately attracted to a child.

This admittedly risqué line of humor shouldn't be seen as condoning pedophilia.
In essence, the 45-year-old woman you see poring over a Justin Bieber magazine at the newsstand might need to be shown the Pedobear. Yes, it sounds kind of sick, but let's remember that Family Guy, a show on a leading television network, includes a pedophile character. These are the times we live in.

However, pedophilic cartoons usually doesn't star in ads for computer companies.

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Turns out, though, that Robert Dicks, who runs the company with his sister and brother-in-law, once spent seven years behind bars for sexually assaulting a child under the age of 12 (though he did no subsequent time under a bridge like Miami sex offenders).

The Smoking Gun spoke with the publisher of the coupon book:
In an interview this afternoon, Hughart, the coupon book's publisher, claimed that the ad was designed by a female employee in her mid-40s who found the "Pedobear" image online while searching for clip art to include in the CP Distributor coupon. Hughart, who would not identify the designer nor allow a reporter to speak with her, could not explain why the art department employee chose to include a bear, of all things, in a computer firm's advertisement. Nor could he provide insight as to why the designer chose to put the letters "CP" in a larger type size nestled next to "Pedobear."
CP Distributor says it will continue to run ads in the book, but we think the company might want to consider a name change.

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lawofattractioncommunity
lawofattractioncommunity

Fantastic and well researched, gives me hope there are still real lurnalists in the world

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With these coupons we can save a lot of money and even earn money from it, it's really a helpful thing to have.

Jenkins
Jenkins

Using most popular internet meme to boast a name, this might went better than we thought..

Anonymous
Anonymous

It's all a cover for a "CP" trading business... This designer has just exposed them...

Bernhard Schonaich
Bernhard Schonaich

None of the principals of CP Distributor Corp. is a registered Sex Offender. The Company is registered By Bernhard Schonaich CEO and his Wife Peggy Schonaich as VP. Robert Dicks is the brother of Peggy Dicks and has living in her household since his amputation of his right leg he had to surrender his license and needs right to the doctors. That is the only reason why he is living in her household but he is and never has be a part of CP Distributor Corp. The company is Now Computer Parts Distributor and will do later business as Net Innovation.

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Potter Dee
Potter Dee

Possibly the first article I've ever read on an internet meme that didn't sound like it was coming from Bill Cosby. Fantastic and well researched, gives me hope there are still real lurnalists in the world

Missianne
Missianne

This is quite possibly the best use of a coupon book ever! I think pedobear needs his own mailer...I know I'd be happy to have my mailbox filled every week with the newest pedos in my area

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Arthur Dent
Arthur Dent

This might actually improve their business.

Granfieldc11
Granfieldc11

Insightful article. Seems like the "female employee in her mid40s" kind of knew what she was doing, labeling a pedophile.

Ehaehe
Ehaehe

"... and has living in her household since his amputation of his right leg he had to surrender his license and needs right to the doctors." Sorry, you might want to rewrite that. It makes no sense. I'm assuming you mean that in order to gain access to at-home medical care, he had to proclaim himself a co-owner of the company.

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