Many are questioning Google after an extremely offensive app has been brought to the public’s attention all over social media.
“Angry Trayvon” was an app listed for Android users in the mobile Google Play store. The app was a game that followed a hooded character, named Trayvon Martin, as he carried a baseball bat and attacked other characters.
Trayvon is the name of the Black Florida teen that was shot dead during an altercation with a man named George Zimmerman. The incident sparked a heated racial debate that many people are still split on.
A petition on Change.org and a Twitter campaign have gotten the app removed from the Android market because of its offensive nature. The game was priced at $1.99, allowing the developers, TradeDigital, to profit off of this tragedy.
On a Facebook page for the game, TradeDigital announced Monday that the game would be removed along with other pages associated with it. The post read, “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.”
A spokesperson for Apple announced that the app was never submitted for listing in the Apple Store. Scroll down for screen shots of the offensive game.
As the app was being removed Tracy Martin, Trayvon’s father, took the stand to testify against George Zimmerman in the ongoing murder trial. Prosecutors are trying to determine whom the screams on the 911 call belong to.
In the beginning of the case, the defense attorney stated that Tracy denied hearing his son’s voice on the call. In his testimony Monday, Tracy said he never denied his son’s voice and that he could only be sure after listening to it 20 times.
The case continues with the defense hoping to rest its case today.