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Jul 2013

Angry Trayvon: Game Over

By//Najja Parker Following the George Zimmerman trial can fire up some anger, but just wait until you hear ...
   


Angry Trayvon Taken Down

By//Najja Parker

Following the George Zimmerman trial can fire up some anger, but just wait until you hear this.

A game titled “Angry Trayvon” is making plenty of people angry. So infuriated that Trade Digital, the developers of the mobile game app, promised to remove all traces of it, including a FaceBook fan page and from Google Play, where the game was available for $1.99.

The game, which depicts a man in a hooded sweatshirt scouring the streets to carry out ”revenge on the bad guys who terrorize cities everyday,” allows players to use a variety of weapons to take down attackers.

As if the obvious references to Trayvon Martin weren’t enough, the developers deny any charges of racism.

“The people spoke out therefore this game was removed from the app stores. Sorry for the inconvenience as this was just an action game for entertainment. 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,” said the Trade Digital in a FaceBook post.

People spoke out by signing a change.org petition and making other public complaints. We even caught a response on our daily round-up of social media reaction to the Zimmerman case.

Keep following the Zimmerman trial on our live stream.

 

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