Nov 18, 2011 at 10:16AM EST
May 20, 2021 at 12:58PM EDT
Content Warning: The following entry contains examples of antisemitism, including images and slurs.
Happy Merchant, also known as Jew-bwa-ha-ha.gif, is an derogatory illustration of a Jewish man based on antisemitic characterizations of Jewish people, including a yarmulke, long nose, full beard, malevolent smile and rubbing hands together, which implies conspiratorial or manipulative behavior. Mainly posted on political imageboards, such as 4chan’s /pol/ and 4chan’s /new/, it is used both ironically and to spread antisemitic ideologies.