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Sick George Floyd video game sparks outrage online

It was a grotesque try and money in on tragedy.

Iranian game builders are going through the music online over a tasteless video game through which the target is to avoid wasting the lifetime of George Floyd.

Dubbed “Save The Freedom,” the cellular game relies on the killing of Floyd, who was black, by white police officer Derek Chauvin in Minnesota in May 2020, an incident that prompted protests all over the world.

It was developed over the previous 12 months by Iran’s Basij paramilitary power — a department of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps — on the behest of IRGC General Mohammad Reza Naghdi, the Sun reported. He’d expressed the concept at a Basij digital convention in September 2020, proposing a game the place gamers save “this black citizen from American police,” reported Kayhan Life.

The product sees avid gamers work their approach by means of 30 ranges of ascending problem, going through enemies who’re presumably making an attempt to kill George Floyd, per a tweet by journalist Séamus Malekafzali.

"Save The Freedom" was developed over the past year by Iran's Basij paramilitary force — a branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps - at the behest of IRGC general Mohammad Reza Naghd.
“Save the Freedom” was developed over the previous 12 months by Iran’s Basij paramilitary power — a department of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps — on the behest of IRGC common Mohammad Reza Naghd.
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Suffice to say, “Save the Freedom” sparked a fierce backlash on social media, with critics dubbing the game “sick” and “disgusting.”

“This is a joke right,” wrote one aghast commenter of the tone-deaf pixelated pursuit. “Can someone confirm that for me?”

“This is so sick,” seconded another.

One critic lamented: “Is there anything people won’t try and profit from?”

George Floyd was murdered by Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin in May 2020.
George Floyd was murdered by Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin in May 2020.
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Unfortunately, this isn’t the primary time somebody has tried to money in on George Floyd’s homicide. In June 2020, Amazon pulled a posting for a controversial kids’s T-shirt that depicted Derek Chauvin kneeling on the neck of George Floyd.

Demonstrators hold a banner during the "I Cant Breathe - Silent March for Justice" in front of the Hennepin County Government Center on March 7, 2021, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin stood trial.
Demonstrators maintain a banner through the “I Can’t Breathe — Silent March for Justice” in entrance of the Hennepin County Government Center on March 7, 2021, the place Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin stood trial.
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