"Angry Trayvon" video game removed from app store

The video game depicted a character in a hooded sweatshirt, seeking revenge "on the bad guys"

By Prachi Gupta
Published July 9, 2013 5:00PM (EDT)

After receiving several complaints via social media and even a Change.org petition, Trade Digital, Inc. has finally removed its ill-advised video game app, "Angry Trayvon," from Google Play.

The game followed around a teen modeled after Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old who was slain in Florida last year, allegedly by George Zimmerman, who is currently on trial. The video game character, wearing Martin's now-famous hooded sweatshirt, walks through cities like Brooklyn on "his world tour of revenge on the bad guys who terrorize cities everyday."

Trade Digital announced on Monday night via Facebook that the controversial game was to be removed from app stores:

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.

However, as Fast Company reported, the game reappeared in Google Play by Tuesday morning. It has since been taken down.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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