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Police Warn Families of Pedobear. Hide The Children!

500x_pedo1-1(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)

By now everyone and their mother knows who Pedobear is. If you don’t already know, ask that the parental lock on your computer be turned off every once in a while. Pedobear is a character made insanely popular by 4chan image forums and referenced when someone is a little to friendly about children. 

“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.”

It’s just one big internet in-joke, in no way supporting pedophilia, but the joke is lost on some.

California’s San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department issued a “public safety information bulletin” describing the dangers of Pedobear. I guess they don’t like internet humor.Recently releasing a pamphlet entitled “A Seemingly Innocent Menace: An Introduction to ‘PEDO BEAR'” (Great job fellas). A local news station even reported on this “mascot” in the segment you can see below.

The introductory pamphlet (for adults only) descibes the bear as a symbol that pedophiles have created to unite and identify themselves in their pedophile community (easier for the cops too). Any that has seen jokes or costumes involving this “menace” know it’s just that, a joke. Even though this is warning is meant to be serious, you can’t help but laugh. It’s not a laughing matter though when you can’t enjoy a joke anymore and anyone enjoying it gets labeled a pedophile by law-enforcement. Not to mention the eyes you’d get in a local mall by parents clutching their kids like a fat man to cake.

Update:

Apparently the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department understands Pedobear is an Internet joke. The bad news: They sent me a very colorful two-page Public Safety Information Bulletin: “A Seemingly Innocent Menace: An Introduction to PEDO BEAR”. It’s as good as it looks. Check it out for yourself, just don’t laugh or your ass is getting swarmed by cops instead of bears.

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