A picture from the Nuremberg trials. Above and below, text reads 'Sir these are the Nuremberg trials', and 'pleading that your client was based and redpilled is not an adequate defense for crimes against humanity'.

Originally an apolitical term of praise coined by rapper Lil B, it was co-opted early on by 4chan users, particularly on the /pol/ board, infamous for having been an early home for the alt-right. It is primordially used by hateful elements online to signal their support for hateful ideas and individuals. However, the term has been popularized beyond its far-right origins, and is now a part of the broader Internet culture lexicon. As such, it is important to look at context before determining whether the term is being used in a hateful context.

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