Kermit Suicide: Why Teens Joke About Their Generation's No. 2 Killer

Originally published at: https://www.bark.us/blog/kids-kermit-suicide-memes/

This article contains images readers may find disturbing. Kermit the Frog isn’t new to meme culture. You’re probably familiar with “Evil Kermit” (which features two Kermits in a good angel/bad angel setup) and “But That’s None of My Business” Kermit (which has him sipping tea and being sarcastic). But this innocent green muppet is currently making the rounds online in a series of disturbing suicide memes and jokes. There are more than 55,000 posts on Instagram with the hashtag #kermitsuicide, and when you search for it on Twitter, a warning box appears encouraging users to contact the National Suicide Prevention…