Tasteless 'Angry Trayvon' Game Makes a Horrible Mockery of Teen's Shooting

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It's been more than a year now since 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot at close range by George Zimmerman while Zimmerman was on neighborhood watch. Just last week, we watched Trayvon Martin's mother's brave testimony in court as she was forced to listen to her son's dying cries. Whether or not you believe Zimmerman is guilty or innocent of murder, I think there is something we can all agree on: An app named Angry Trayvon has NO place on the market.

Seriously, it exists. Well, existed. The game, which allows users to control a character rockin' a hoodie as he goes on a killing rampage around Brooklyn, has caused QUITE the stir. Both Apple and Google allowed the game into their app stores. Since then, its Facebook page has been deleted and both Apple and Google say it's been removed from their stores.

Seriously, I wish this was a joke.


Do we know 100 percent that this is about Trayvon Martin? I guess no, we don't. But come ON -- in light of the craziness that is surrounding the Zimmerman trial and the fact that this character is on his "world tour of revenge" says all we need to hear.

This app is so totally distasteful it's ... disgusting. I can't imagine what the Martin family is dealing with now as it is, and then to hear something like this is being sold portraying a character that is identifiable to this young boy seeking revenge? It's just pathetic. Whether or not you think that Trayvon deserves justice, I think it's safe to say he doesn't deserve this.

What do you think of the Angry Trayvon app?


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