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July 9, 2013

'Angry Trayvon' app accused of trivialising fatal shooting

Netizens say developers turned slain teen's life into a game.
Screenshot from Google Play.

The mobile app "Angry Trayvon" has online critics outraged, accusing the developers of trivialising the fatal shooting of African-American teen Trayvon Martin. The game (shown here) features a character known as "Trayvon", dressed in a hooded sweatshirt, who fights and kills his enemies. 
After many calls to pull it, "Angry Travyon" was removed from Apple's app store and the Google Play website.

Martin's death sparked outrage across the US, and his shooter George Zimmerman is currently on trial for second-degree murder in the state of Florida.