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

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

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

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


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


Much Sad.

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.

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