Vancouver 2010 Mascot is Pedobear?

The Telegraph is reporting this morning that a Polish newspaper has printed an image of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic mascots, unaware that they’ve inadvertently included notorious Internet meme Pedobear as one of the group. (Hat Tip to @vexape who shared!)

This, although highly amusing, highlights two things:

Internet memes can be lost in translation an the propogation of web-based in-jokes into mainstream culture is growing quicker than ever.

Secondly, it’s poor journalism on the Polish newspaper’s behalf, who really should’ve been more thorough when putting the piece together.

The golden rule of journalism still applies it seems: do your research!

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