Crime

'Angry Trayvon' Smartphone Game App is Pulled

| by Michael Allen
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The “Angry Trayvon” smartphone game app, based on the deceased teen Tryavon Martin, was pulled by the manufacturer today.

A Change.org petition was started in protest of the tasteless app, which also used Martin's likeness without permission from his family.

The game featured a character dressed in a hoodie, as Martin was at the time of his death, who attacked people with weapons and caused havoc.

The app's maker, Trade Digital Inc., released a statement on Monday night apologizing for the "inconvenience" that the game had caused, noted Fast Company.

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“Sorry for the inconvenience as this was just an action game for entertainment,” said Trade Digital, Inc. in the statement. “This was by no means a racist game. Nonetheless, it was removed as will this page and anything associated with the game will be removed.”

Trade Digital Inc. has pulled a video of the game from YouTube and the Facebook page is no longer up.

Sources: Fast Company and Change.org