Shiba Inu that inspired the Doge meme is not dead

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Don’t worry: Despite reports, Doge is not dead

Wow. Such hoax.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Published Apr 3, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 6:44 pm CDT

Over the weekend, one of the most famous animal celebrities of the internet reportedly passed away.

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The news was brought to the net by the “official Twitter account of China Central Television.”

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Kabosu, the legendary pup behind one of the internet’s greatest memes, dead?


Much Sad.

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R.I.P. Doge.

Shiba I-NOOO.

But thankfully, for everyone, this appears to be a poorly executed hoax or an April Fools’ joke.

Here’s doge, alive and well and doge as ever.

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Hooray. Much good news. Great treat. Happy doge.

Naturally, people were not happy about this effort.

That said, doge the meme did die three-and-a-half years ago, when a congressman used it to make a funny.

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*First Published: Apr 3, 2017, 10:59 am CDT