'Angry Trayvon' Smartphone Game App is Pulled - Opposing Views

'Angry Trayvon' Smartphone Game App is Pulled


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.

“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


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